Empowering Media That Matters

Interviews

Gordon Quinn

Roger Ebert, of the Chicago Sun Times, called his first film Home For Life (1966) "... an extraordinarily moving documentary." With Home for Life Gordon and Kartemquin established the direction they...

Visiting Filmmaker: Orlando Bagwell

As executive vice-president for Blackside, Inc., he supervised documentary film projects, including the production of the national PBS series The Great Depression and Malcolm X: Make it Plain,...

Ronit Avni, Founder and Director of Just Vision

Ronit Avni is the Director of the Just Vision project, an initiative that brings the stories of courageous Israeli and Palestinian grassroots efforts for peace to American audiences through video,...

Tia Lessin

Tia Lessin, a New York-based documentary filmmaker, received the 2002 Sidney Hillman Award for her work as producer and director of Behind the Labels, a film about sweatshops in Saipan that was shown...

Visiting Filmmakers: Patrice O’Neill and Pamela Calvert

Visiting Filmmakers: Patrice O'Neill and Pamela Calvert The Working Group's 1995 story of how the town of Billings, Montana responded to a rash of hate crimes, Not In Our Town, set a new standard...

Adrian Cowell

Adrian Cowell, the eminent filmmaker who catapulted the environmental movement to save the Amazonian rain forests through the television series The Decade of Destruction and Banking on...

Haskell Wexler

Haskell Wexler, a legendary and Academy Award-winning Hollywood cinematographer and producer of a recent controversial documentary, Who Needs Sleep?, will be visiting the Center for Social Media as...

Pull Focus: Peter Richardson

Pull Focus: Peter Richardson by Erin Finicane & Fatemeh Shahkolahi A rising star in documentary filmmaking, Peter Richardson has made a name for himself with two feature documentaries that...

Pull Focus: Marshall Curry

Pull Focus: Marshall Curry Lauren Donia & Katie Bieze Marshall Curry Marshall Curry got his start shooting, directing, and editing the documentary "Street Fight", which followed Cory...

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