Named by Filmmaker magazine as one of 25 up-and-coming filmmakers, Junge had his feature-length directorial debut with CHIEFS, which aired on the PBS series Independent Lens and won best documentary at the Tribeca Film Festival. Junge also directed Reading Your Rights and Big Blue Bear, both of which aired on PBS, and We Are PHAMALy, which screened at the Tribeca and Hot Springs film festivals. He served as creative director for the Emmy Award-winning series Common Good, directing four of its segments.
On February 26, 2012, he won an Academy Award for his documentary film Saving Face, which he directed along with Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
Iron Ladies of Liberia
A film by Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge, Produced by Henry Ansbacher & Jonathan Stack, 2007, 77 min., Color
After surviving a 14-year civil war and a government riddled with corruption, Liberia is ready for change. On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf ...
A film by Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, 2011, 40 min., Color
Academy AwardŽ Winner for Documentary (Short Subject)