CIA and Torture
The Senate Torture report should have noted that it began long before 9/11:
Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins The struggle to find and reveal the truth about secret CIA torture training at a US military facility, our PBS aired documentary.
Nov. 22, 1963: Who
Shot Pres. Kennedy? Walter Cronkite narrates definitive documentary on assassination. Journal of American History: "Admirable... thorough... serves a public function of the first order... cogent and coherent."
Motion Picture Academy has honored
10 docs Robert Richter helped create
Oscar nominee, best short doc:
School of Assassins - Prod/Dir/Writer
Gods of Metal - Prod/Dir/Writer
The Gifts - Exec Producer/Co-writer
City Out of Wilderness - Writer
Oscar "Short list" of best feature docs:
Ben Spock, Baby Doctor - Prod/Dir/Writer
Father Roy, Inside the School of Assassins - Prod/Dir/
White Light, Black Rain - Exec Producer
Oscar "Short list" of best short docs:
Crossing the Line - Prod/Dir/Writer
Guns and Greed - Prod/Dir/Writer
Woman Rebel - Exec Producer.
June 12 In Our Hands. Anniversary of the 1982 peace rally, largest in history. One million people, one voice: stop the nuclear arms race. Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Peter Paul & Mary, Holly Near, Rita Marley and many others.
"...most INSPIRING, choke-you-up MOVING film about a real event and a lot of real, ordinary people that I've ever seen!"
Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I had the honor of interviewing him for
Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas - a PBS aired special.
Oct. 2012: Barry Commoner died at age 95. He is featured in this documentary.
Aug. 2012: U.S. joins Vietnam to remove Agent Orange, the problem revealed in our 1991 documentary on dioxin and PCBs.
April 30, 1975 Saigon "falls"
Vietnam: An American Journey First film made by Americans in post war Vietnam. Screened in over 125 theaters, never telecast in the U.S. Includes a My Lai survivor at the site, unknown until our film.
DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards
"Will I grow up to be a normal man?"
"TV journalism's Pulitzer Prize" awarded for four of our docs:
For Export Only: Pesticides
For Export Only: Pharmaceuticals
Incident at Browns Ferry
A Plague on Our Children
Awarded to Robert Richter and Sheila Nevins for "exceptional merit in non-fiction filmmaking" as Executive Producers of HBO's version of
The Last Atomic Bomb.
National Emmy Finalist:
What Price Clean Air?
Shot Pres. Kennedy?