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February 11th 2013:Social Justice Through The Power Of Documentary Films

A voice of advocacy for the rights and protection of women and children who have been abused and marginalized, Lisa F. Jackson, has turned her powerful camera lens on humanitarian crises around the world, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the streets of Siberia, Guatemala, and Colombia. Her films capture the suffering of the most vulnerable victims in society, and demonstrates the resilience and power of the human spirit to find strength, comfort and dignity in overcoming life’s most difficult challenges. Ms. Jackson shares her own moving, personal history that helped to shape her driv

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Lisa F. Jackson

Lisa F. Jackson, a documentary filmmaker for over 35 years, received two Emmy awards and a Sundance Jury Prize. Sex Crimes Unit, her most recent film, is an unprecedented verite portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Her documentary filmed in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo, won a Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and earned 2 Emmy nominations. She produced and directed Meeting with a Killer: One Family’s Journey (2001 Emmy Award nominee) for Court TV; Life Afterlife, a 90-minute Special for HBO; The Secret Life of Barbie (1999 Emmy Award winner) for ABC News; A
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