Brother and sister Rob and Lisa Fruchtman bring extensive feature film and documentary experience to the project.
Producer/Director: Lisa Fruchtman is an Academy Award winning editor who has worked in both feature film and television. Among her many film projects are Apocalypse Now, The Right Stuff, Children of a Lesser God, The Godfather Part III, The Doctor, My Best Friend's Wedding, Dance with Me and The Woodsman. For television, she has edited such HBO films as Truman, Witness Protection, Point of Origin and Normal. Her awards and honors include an Oscar for The Right Stuff, Academy Award and BAFTA Nominations for Best Editing for both Godfather Part III and Apocalypse Now, an Emmy Nomination and a Cable ACE Award for Truman.
Producer/Director: Rob Fruchtman is an award-winning director, producer and editor of documentaries and television programs. He won the Documentary Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival for his feature film, Sister Helen, which aired on HBO. He has won three Emmys for his work with PBS. His film, Trust Me, a documentary produced for SHOWTIME, follows Christian, Jewish and Islamic boys at an interfaith camp in North Carolina. Fruchtman directed and produced Seeing Proof in 2007, a film about Cambodia's brutal Khmer Rouge regime and its lingering effect on Cambodia's society, for George Soros' Open Society Institute. His documentaries have explored the arts, history, world cultures and social justice issues and have aired in festivals and on television around the world.
THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Russell Long is an environmental activist. He founded Bluewater Network in 1996 and was responsible for numerous state and federal laws including the United States' first law to reduce greenhouse gases. He currently serves on the Board of Friends of the Earth. Turning his attention to film, Russell was executive producer on the award-winning Someplace with a Mountain (PBS 2011) and A Sheltered Sea (PBS 2009), and was co-executive producer of The Island President (Sundance 2012), about former Maldives President Nasheed's efforts to stop global warming.
Tiffany Schauer is the executive director of Our Children's Earth (OCE), a San Francisco based non-profit, which she founded in 1998. The maverick public charity is recognized for its effectiveness in human justice campaigns and litigation. She served as executive producer on Mai Iskander's Words of Witness, as well as Mai's previous film Garbage Dreams and was co-executive producer on The Island President.
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