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Documentary about the resurgence of Jewish culture in Estonia follows one family as they celebrate Passover for the first time in 40 years.
Documentary on the censorship controversy in America involving pornography, art and blasphemy.
Writers Frederic Tuten and Jerome Charyn visit the Bronx to recall the world of their childhood.
In the run up to Christmas, New Yorkers indulge in an annual shopping frenzy.
Nine Voices of Resilience A feature-length documentary that tells the story of nine young men and women constructing postive lives as they face the challenges of growing up poor in one of America's most famous African American communities. Discovery Channel Producer and Director Golden Eagle Award, 1994 Cable Ace, 1994
The Execution of Antonio James Documentary looks at capital punishment with the story of Antonio James who was sentenced to death for first degree murder 15 years ago. He has served those years on death row at Louisiana's State Penitentiary at Angola, the oldest and largest maximum security facility in America. - NYTimes Producer and Director Golden Eagle Award, 1996 Emmy Winner, 1996 Cable Ace, 1996
Life Inside Angola Prison This documentary intimately captured the day-to-day reality of six men living – and dying – in America’s largest and oldest penal institution. In the process, it captured their innate humanity, and the relationships and community that they built to sustain one another. For A&E and Channel Four International Producer and Director Grand Jury Prize, Sundance, 1998 Academy Award Nominee, 1998 4 Emmy Nominations, 2 Emmy Awards, 2000
Inside Scientology This film provides an unbiased look at the Church of Scientology and its relationship to the worlds of psychiatry, government, and the media. It looks back on the life of the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and provides insight into the basic spiritual principles and beliefs of the Church. The story is told through exclusive interviews with ex-church members, religious legal experts, authors and affiliates. For A&E Producer
Guns In America is an hour-long program that explores America’s love affair with guns. Part of a five-part series, the film is an effort to find common ground in a polorized nation where one side sees guns as a symbol of violence, and the other as a bastion of individual freedom and defense. For the Discovery Channel Executive Producer
Empowering people to author their own lives, rather than be abject subjects of someone else’s narrative.
The Angola Prison Rodeo October brings rodeo season to Angola State Penitentiary. Over six thousand people gather at the prison to watch the inmate cowboys risk their lives in some of the most dangerous and bizarre rodeo events in the nation. For the Discovery Channel Producer Academy Award, Nominee, 2000 IDA Short Documentary Winner, 2000
The role of a rodeo clown has evolved from being a job, into being a sport. This film follows rodeo clown Rob Smets back into the ring after his second broken neck. For the Discovery Channel Producer
The Addicts Rehabilitation Center (Ar.R.C.) in Harlem is one of the oldest rehab facilities in the country. This is the story three individuals struggling with addiction.
The State VS. 85188 Vincent Simmons Following the success of THE FARM, we received letters from throughout the world about the Vincent Simmons parole board scene. This film weaves together a complicated story about rape, survival, incarceration and healing. For A&E Network, WDR, Germany and Channel Four Producer and Director
A 13-part series that follows the lives of big and small players in the casinos of Las Vegas. For the Discovery Channel Executive Producer
Life In St. Gabriel's Women's Prison 78% of incarcerated women in the nation are mothers. This film follows three inmates at St. Gabriel Women’s Prison, Louisiana’s only maximum security correctional institute for women, and explores the theme of mothering behind bars. For A&E Network and Channel Four Producer
Three families navigate the unpredictable terrain of a neonatal intensive care unit. The inevitable shifts in each baby’s condition provide dramatic twists that challenge family stability and redefine parental love. Nurses and doctors reveal the challenges and rewards of working in the NICU, as well as complex ethical issues that they face.
These three one-hour episodes follow several inmates at Dixon Correctional Institute (DCI) in Louisiana as they deal with their crimes, doing serious time, and getting out. Watch as inmates learn to accept their crimes - from burglary to murder - and process their emotions as they face parole board. For The Learning Channel (TLC) Executive Producer
Three one-hour episodes that follow inmates and their health situations at Louisiana State Penitentiary, David Wade/Fort Wade Correctional Facility, and Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women (LCIW). For Discovery Health Channel 2001 Executive Producer
Rite of Passage An in-depth look at the practice of piercing the body and its meaning to different people around the world. The film takes us from the fashionable, youth oriented body piercing fad found in the US to remote parts of Africa and South Asia, where piercing the body represents such things as religious devotion and tribal identity. For The Discovery Channel and Granada TV 2001 Producer
Prison Rape in America This short documentary takes the viewer to the heart of the prison rape problem, to meet the victims and the perpetrators, the indifferent officials as well as the isolated reformist administrators. The film not only explores the inside of prisons where rape is rampant but also the incarceration houses where it has been drastically reduced. For Human Rights Watch 2001 Executive Producer
Crime in the Crescent City Two-part series about New Orleans criminal justice system, including the homicide division, the District Attorney's office, the pathologist and a public defendant. For Court TV 2001 Producer
Pushing the boundaries of what's possible with stories that transform the world around us
A feature-length documentary that takes the audience inside the brutal world of prison boxing. At the center of the film is Clifford “The Black Rhino” Etienne, a former inmate of Angola State Penitentiary, who now fights professionally and is considered a contender for the heavyweight crown. For Discovery Channel 2001 Producer
Shaky Ground and Monarch Butterflies For National Geographic 2001 Segment Producer
New York City is held together by a constantly changing set of laws and rules that guide us through an otherwise chaotic urban environment. This 5-part series delves into the stories of the people who fill this city. For A&E and Channel Four International 2001 Executive Producer
World Famous adventurer, Robert Young Pelton, takes us straight into the dark heart of the world's hot spots, war zones, terrorist dens and unforgiving regions showing us how to travel, explore, survive and come back alive. For The Travel Channel, Discovery Canada and Granada 2002-2003 6x60 minutes Series Executive Producer and Episode Producer
Rebuilding Lives A documentary that follows six people who face the extraordinary task of putting the pieces back together after their lives were shattered on September 11th. For Discovery Channel's 9/11/02 Memorial 2002 Producer
Diary of an Afghan Woman Since 1993, when she founded the U.S. based aid organization Help the Afghan Children, Suraya Sadeed has led eighteen relief missions to her homeland, smuggling food and supplies through Taliban-held territory and setting up often clandestine schools and medical clinics. For Oxygen 2002 Executive Producer
This documentary follows the story of Margarita Rosario, founder of Parents Against Police Brutality, as she challenges the NYPD to justify the brutal murders of her son and nephew, who were killed by two young detectives in The Bronx. For Sundance Channel 2001 Producer
All That is Gold Does Not Glitter Less than 100 film critics wield enormous power in deciding the financial success of Hollywood's major motion pictures. The film takes a humorous look at one of the industry's most important award shows. For Trio Channel 2003 Producer
An Uncivil War In Liberia, the summer of 2003 was pure insanity: two armies were in the final battle of a fifteen-year civil war, holding the capital under siege while thousands died from mortar shells launched from afar. As the soldiers, mostly teenagers, fought a bloody urban battle, the nation prayed for American forces to show up and put an end to the violence. For the Discovery Times Channel/BBC Producer and Director Two Emmy Nominations, 2005 Special Jury Prize, IDFA, 2004
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Seventy-five inmates from Angola Prison and Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, come together to perform the largest prison production of The Passion Play ever.
The film takes the viewer on a spiritual road trip from ancient Europe to modern Israel in a feature documentary that covers the terrain touched upon in Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Interviews were done with many of the leading teachers, art historians and spiritual guides of our time. For Sony Home Video 2006 Director
This ten-part series follows Pulitzer Prize winning writer and reporter, Charlie LeDuff as he journeys through America's many subcultures. From a fight club in Oakland, to the gay rodeo in Oklahoma, from war re-enactors to male models, Charlie takes us deep into the diversity that is America. For the Discovery Times Channel 2006 Series Executive Producer and Episode Producer
Following a routine checkup Lori received a call from her doctor telling her she had breast cancer. Within days of her diagnosis, Lori began filming every detail of the experience. With warmth and humor, DEAR TALULA reveals the most uplifting details of one woman's fight for life. 2007 Co-Producer Best Short: Ashland Independent Film Festival, 2007 International Cancer Film Festival, 2008
A look at the acheivements and struggles of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the first woman elected as President of the African nation of Liberia. 2007 Executive Producer Audience Award - Top 3 International Films, Encounters South African International Documentary Festival Best Documentary, Banff World Television Awards Best Documentary Feature, AFI Dallas International Film Festival Millennium Development Goals Award, One World Media Awards
A feature documentary about Snopp Dogg's experience as a young man facing the obstacles of growing up black and poor in California. Once a state renowned for its innovative juvenile justice system, California is now considered to have one of the worst systems in America. For Spike TV 2007 Producer
In 1998 THE FARM - a film about six inmates in Angola Prison, Louisiana's maximum security penitentiary - received critical acclaim. Now, ten years later, we go back inside Angola to reconnect with our characters and witness first hand Time's impact on their spirits, their bodies, their sense of hope and their sense of purpose. For National Geographic Channel 2009 Director
Short film for Amnesty International. Illustrates post civil war rebuilding in Liberia. For Amnesty International 2008 Director
A documentary inspired by Liberian novelist Elma Shaw's moving novel Redemption Road. Elma's novel is the basis for this documentary to explore the stories of three women who were combatants in rebel armies during the civil war. This film celebrates the women of Liberia who together are building a future for this beleaguered African nation. Documentary Short 2008 Producer/Director
Frackman tells the story of accidental activist Dayne Pratzky and his struggle against international gas companies.
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