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Tia Lessin is an American documentary filmmaker.Lessin has produced and directed documentaries and earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary and the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary.
She is the director and producer, along with Carl Deal, of Trouble the Water , Citizen Koch and Behind the Labels and produced several of Michael Moore's films including Fahrenheit 9/11 , Where to Invade Next and Fahrenheit 11/9 .
Tia Lessin is producer and director, together with Carl Deal, of the Academy Award-nominated feature documentary Trouble the Water, winner of the Gotham Independent Film Award and the Sundance Film Festival’s Grand Jury Prize for best documentary. Lessin was a co-producer of Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next, Capitalism: A Love Story, Fahrenheit 9/11, winner of the Palme d'Or, and the supervising producer of Academy Award-winning Bowling for Columbine.
Lessin received the Sidney Hillman Prize for Broadcast Journalism for her documentary Behind the Labels. She line produced Martin Scorsese's No Direction Home: Bob Dylan and was consulting producer for his Living in the Material World: George Harrison . She began her career as associate producer of Charles Guggenheim's Oscar-nominated short film Shadows of Hate .
In television, Lessin's work as producer of the series The Awful Truth earned her two Emmy Award nominations and one arrest.[ citation needed ]
Lessin is a Sundance Institute Fellow, an Open Society Institute Katrina Media Fellow, a Creative Capital grantee and was awarded the Women of Worth "Vision" Award by L’Oréal Paris and Women in Film.
Zeitgeist Films is an American independent film distributor based in New York City founded in 1988 by co-Presidents Nancy Gerstman and Emily Russo. Zeitgeist's catalog includes films from filmmakers such as Guy Maddin, Derek Jarman, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Peter Greenaway, Marguerite von Trotta, Matt Tyrnauer, Philippe Garrel, Yvonne Rainer, Andrei Zyvagintsev, Astra Taylor, and Raoul Peck. Zeitgeist has released debut films by Todd Haynes, Christopher Nolan, Laura Poitras, Deepa Mehta, Francois Ozon, Atom Egoyan and the Quay Brothers. Zeitgeist is known for distributing such documentaries as Derrida (2002), The Corporation (2003), Into Great Silence (2005), Manufactured Landscapes (2006), Up the Yangtze (2007), Trouble the Water (2008), Last Train Home (2009), Bill Cunningham New York (2010), Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017), and Studio 54 (2018).
James Bertrand Longley is an American filmmaker.
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Pamela Yates is an American documentary filmmaker and human rights activist. She has directed films about war crimes, racism, and genocide in the United States and Latin America, often with emphasis on the legal responses.
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Ellen Kuras is an American cinematographer whose body of work includes narrative and documentary films, music videos and commercials in both the studio and independent worlds. One of few female members of the American Society of Cinematographers, she is a pioneer best known for her work in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). She has collaborated with directors such as Michel Gondry, Spike Lee, Sam Mendes, Jim Jarmusch, Rebecca Miller, Martin Scorsese and more. She is the three-time winner of the Award for Excellence in Dramatic Cinematography at the Sundance Film Festival, for her films Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, Angela and Swoon, which was her first dramatic feature after getting her start in political documentaries.
The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo is a 2007 documentary film directed by Lisa F. Jackson concerned with survivors of rape in the regions affected by ongoing conflicts stemming from the Second Congo War. Central to the film are moving interviews with the survivors themselves, as well as interviews with self-confessed rapist soldiers. The Greatest Silence was nominated for a Grand Jury Prize and won a Special Jury Prize at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. It was also nominated for two News & Documentary Emmy Awards in 2009. It aired on HBO in January & February 2009.
Trouble the Water is a 2008 documentary film produced and directed by Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Trouble the Water is a redemptive tale of a couple surviving failed levees, bungling bureaucrats, and their own troubled past and a portrait of a community abandoned long before Hurricane Katrina hit, featuring music by Massive Attack, Mary Mary, Citizen Cope, John Lee Hooker, The Roots, Dr. John and Blackkoldmadina. Trouble the Water is distributed by Zeitgeist Films and premiered in theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on August 22, 2008, followed by a national release in more than 200 theaters. It had its television premiere on HBO and has been rebroadcast on National Geographic Channel and Turner Classic Movies. Trouble the Water is available on DVD.
The 2009 Sundance Film Festival was held during January 15, 2009 until January 25 in Park City, Utah. It was the 25th iteration of the Sundance Film Festival.
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The Farm: Angola, USA is a 1998 award-winning documentary set in the notorious and largest American maximum-security prison, Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola. Loosely based on articles published in Life Sentences, drawn from the prison magazine, The Angolite, the film was directed and produced by Jonathan Stack and Liz Garbus. Wilbert Rideau, a life prisoner who had been editor of the magazine since 1975, also participated in direction and was credited on the film.
Mark Mori is an American documentary filmmaker, television producer and screenwriter of documentary and reality television series and specials.
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