Judith Helfand is best known for her ability to take the dark and cynical worlds of chemical exposure, heedless corporate behavior and environmental injustice and them personal, resonant, and even entertaining. Her award-winning films, three of which had world premieres at Sundance, were all nationally broadcast on PBS, HBO, and The Sundance Channel and were linked to rigorous engagement. They include: The Uprising of ’34 (co-directed with veteran George Stoney), Blue Vinyl, and Everything’s Cool (co-directed with Daniel B. Gold), and the Peabody Award-winning A Healthy Baby Girl. An educated and committed field-builder, Judith also co-founded Working Films. She is currently in post-production on Cooked, a feature documentary about extreme heat, the politics of disaster, and survival by zip code. She serves on the board of Great Small Works and The Lower East Side Girls Club.
Films by Judith Helfand
- The Homestretch 2014
- Chicken & Egg Pictures
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