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Published on April 18th, 2011 | by admin


Judith Helfand

Filmmaker, activist and educator Judith Helfand, best known for her ability to take the dark, cynical worlds of chemical exposure and heedless corporate behavior and make them personal, resonant, highly charged, and entertaining. Her films, The Uprising of ’34, the Sundance-award-winning Blue Vinyl, and its Peabody-award-winning prequel A Healthy Baby Girl (a five-year video-diary about her experience with DES related cancer), explore home, class, corporate accountability, intergenerational relationships and the ever shrinking border between what is personal and what is a critical part of the public record. Helfand talked to News and Documentary student in Fall 2010 where she discussed styles, music and new ways of documentary distribution.

On ‘B-Roll’

On music

On shooting

On non-broadcast distribution

On non-traditional distribution

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