Barak Goodman

Ark Media
Participates in 1 Session

Over twenty-five years, Barak Goodman has become one of the most prolific and respected non-fiction filmmakers in America. A co-founder of Ark Media, his films have been nominated for an Academy Award and won multiple Emmy and Writers Guild Awards, DuPont-Columbia, and Peabody Awards, the RFK Journalism Prize, and three times been official selections at the Sundance Film Festival. He has recently finished directing two films on the radical right for the PBS series American Experience: the first on the Oklahoma City bombing and the rise of the radical right; the other on the stand-off at Ruby Ridge. Among the ten other films Barak has written and directed for American Experience are My Lai, the Emmy and Peabody award-winning film on America’s worst war crime; Scottsboro, the Academy Award-nominated film on the trial of black teenagers falsely accused of rape in Depression-era Alabama; and Clinton, a four-hour biography of our 42nd President.  Barak was also the director, writer and producer of the six-hour PBS series Cancer: The Emperor of all Maladies, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Siddhartha Mukherjee. He wrote and directed Makers, the first complete history of the modern women's movement. With Rachel Dretzin, his wife and partner at Ark, he directed six films for the PBS series FRONTLINE, including the Peabody Award-winning Lost Children of Rockdale County and the Columbia Du-Pont winning series Failure to Protect. In the next year, he will write and direct Woodstock, a two-hour film on the seminal music festival, and The Democracy Project (wt), a feature documentary for Participant Media on gerrymandering and voter suppression.

Sessions in which Barak Goodman participates

Wednesday September 26, 2018

10:30 AM
10:30 AM