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Editing (feature film)

Invisible Revolution (2000) as Consulting Editor
A look at skinheads, gutter punks, and mainstream kids--the young people involved in the pro-white movement, as well as Anti-Racist Action (ARA), the counter-movement that demonstrates against them. We see how the heated racial issues dividing these young people are conveyed through physical confron
American Chain Gang (1998) as Consulting Editor
The experiences of the recently revived male chain gang, and the first ever female chain gang. The film documents the impact of the chain gang on both prisoners and prison officers.
America and Lewis Hine (1984) as Editor
Last to Know, The (1981) as Editor
Alcolholism among women, the causes of the disease, and the effect of the attitudes of men on the subject are examined in the documentary. Four women alcoholics are interviewed, who say that being abandoned by their husbands, and their resulting loneliness, were the important factor contributing to
King: A Filmed Record ... Montgomery to Memphis (1970) as Film Editor
Compilation documentary on Martin Luther King and his movement.
Black Like Me (1964) as Film Editor
Black Like Me is the true account of John Griffin's experiences when he passed as a black man. John Horton takes treatments to darken his skin and leaves his home in Texas to travel throughout the South. At one stop, Horton encounters a black shoe shine man, Burt Wilson, who befriends him and shows him how to "act right" so that he can fit more easily into the African American culture. It is through Wilson that Horton learns the art of shining shoes. Most of his encounters with whites are quite degrading and disturb him. As a hitchhiker, John meets several white men who refer to black men and women in disparaging ways which angers John. Throughout the movie, John is harassed and persecuted by whites without reason. In one of his many stops throughout the South, John finds himself on a park bench sitting by a white woman. A white man walks by and says, "You'd better find another place to sit." Even though he had a college degree, menial jobs were all that he could find. John meets Frank Newcomb whose son, Tom, is arrested for some civil rights demonstrations. John tells Tom about his "passing for black" in the South, and Tom becomes enraged. Tom feels that John could have served the plight of the black man in the South better as a white man. Frank asks John if people would believe the story. Tom says, "I don't know, but I'll tell them."

Film Production - Main (feature film)

In Our Hands (1983) as Field Producer
A chronicle focusing in on the largest peace demonstration in the history of the world, which took place on June 12, 1982. One million people were in New York on what's been described as a magical day, speaking in one voice to "stop the nuclear arms race." There were forty-three volunteer camera te

Misc. Crew (feature film)

Harlan County, U.S.A. (1976) as Editor Consultant
Kentucky miners risk their lives in a violent strike.

Editing (special)

Adrenaline Science: Lethal Predators (2001) as Editor
Documentary that profiles four scientists who study the earth's most dangerous animals up close. Craig Ferraira, the son of a white shark fisherman, has devoted his life to understanding Great Whites in their natural habitat. The program travels to tiny Dyer Island, off the coast of South Africa, as
Desert Mummies of Peru (2000) as Editor
Documentary special that follows the excavation of three burial sites belonging to the Chiribayan people of Peru. The sitting mummies of the Chiribaya people, who thrived from 950 to 1350 AD, just before the rise of the Inca, have never been filmed for television. Dr. Sonia Guillen and her team of a
Keeping On (1983) as Editor
The story of the uphill struggle of a small southern town to unionize its textile mill. It focuses on the efforts of a black mill worker and a white union organizer who meet opposition not only from plant management but also from their families. The drama explores the important role of women in the

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