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The Yes Men Fix the World

“[The Yes Men Fix theWorld is] directed and edited with verve and style”

- Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle

“Merl did a masterful job of splicing raw stunt footage with media coverage, narration and even an artistic reconstruction of the Yes Men’s underground location”

- Ari LeVaux, alibi.com

Editing by April Merl adroitly maintains comic momentum”

- Leslie Felperin, Variety


Winner - Panorama Audience Award, Berlin International Film Festival 2009

Official Selection - Sundance Film Festival 2009


"2012 is remarkably tight...Veteran animator-turned-director Joao G. Amorim ...and editor April Merl do a terrific job assembling disparate materials... the pic sports one for-the-books visual grace note: a simple cut from yoga-class stretching to a big cat luxuriantly extending its loins in the wild.”

Dennis Harvey, Variety

2012: Time for Change

“Brief but powerful video...a fresh way to bolster efforts to stamp out gun violence”

- NY Daily News

“[Talkin’ Water is] very real and inspiring”

- Marina Colorado, KGLA-TV Now New Orleans

“Each young woman's voice powers through in the film.  Beautiful storytelling.” 

- Xiomara Castro, Art in Action

The Katrina Sisters (formerly Talkin' Water)

Other credits

No Woman No Cry

Additional Editor (OWN broadcast)




Associate Editor (theatrical)

Additional Editor (PBS broadcast)

A Place in Time

Associate Editor


Associate Editor