Joel Van Haren is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker based in Milwaukee, WI. His cinematography has been featured extensively on Al Jazeera's Emmy and Peabody award-winning program, Fault Lines. Other clients include VICE News, BBC, The New York Times and more.
His coverage of Cleveland's infant mortality crisis won the 2014 National Headliner Award for Health and Science reporting. In 2016 he was awarded a grant from the Brico Forward Fund at the Milwaukee Film Festival to continue work on his forthcoming full-length documentary, Plucked, focused on the theft of various Stradivarius violins throughout history.
Van Haren holds a BA in History and Journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. He completed HEFAT via Centurion in 2013.