PROJECTS

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Deborah is currently in production on a short film with partner Amy Sultan about NYC based artist Audrey Flack audreyflack.com

She is also Executive Producing a documentary on Jacob Lawrence, directed by Dan Allentuck, and STREETCAR TO KOLKOTA, directed by Kavery Kaul.

EVENTS

2016

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TO BE HEARD
Special retrospective screening in memory of Roland Legiardi Laura at DOC NYC
(winner of Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award 2010)

*Tickets available for free screening 11AM, SVA Theater
docnyc.net/film/to-be-heard

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THUNDER IN GUYANA
Executive Producer
Special screening at Anthology Film Archives presented by New York Women in Film and Television.
nywift.org/newsletter

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CIVITA
Consulting Producer
Indiegogo campaign launch with trailer
CIVITA: Enchanted City in the Sky, the Dying City

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VERY SEMI SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
Emmy Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming
Available on HBO On Demand through Dec. 16, 2016

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DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS WAR
Director of Interviews
Streaming on PBS  
“Using family photos, interviews with some of the refugees they saved, letters and even sermons (read by Tom Hanks) the filmmakers piece together the story of two of the unlikeliest heroes of World War II.”  Isabel Vincent, The NY Post 9/17/2016
“Interviews with those who knew the Sharps are insightful”  Ken Jaworowski, NY Times 9/8/201

2015

April – May 2015
VERY SEMI-SERIOUS
World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival. Screenings at San Francisco Film Festival; Montclair Film Festival, New Jersey

January 13, 2015
Article about the New York City memorial service for Charlie Haden by Larry Blumenfeld, Message At Charlie Haden Memorial: ‘Hey, Man—We’re Family,'” in artinfo.com.

2014

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DANCE OF HOPE
had its 25th anniversary screening last June in Santiago, Chile at FIDOCS (International Festival of Documentary Films). Director Deborah Shaffer, principal character Violeta Zuñiga and many others from the cast and crew were in attendance.

September/October 2014
DANCE OF HOPE
participated in Cine Memoria film cycle at Cinelux in Geneva, Switzerland.

February 2014
FIRE FROM THE MOUNTAIN was screened at the Lozano Long Conference on Archiving the Central American Revolutions, hosted by the LLILAS Benson Library at the University of Texas, Austin. Deborah’s film archives are now housed in the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection Library.   lib.utexas.edu/benson

2013

DS.onstage.13CSeptember 2013
On the 40th anniversary of the coup d’etat that overthrew democratically elected President Salvador Allende in Chile, Deborah participated in the day-long Tribute to Justice program and awards ceremony organized by Joyce Horman and the Charles Horman Truth Foundation, of which she is a Board member.   hormantruth.org

2012

March 2012
FIRE FROM THE MOUNTAIN was screened at the Pompidou Centre in Paris, France as part of the Exploring Documentary — Combattants section of Cinéma du Réel.

LINKS

VERY SEMI SERIOUS: A PARTIALLY THOROUGH PORTRAIT OF NEW YORKER CARTOONISTS
verysemiserious.com


TO BE HEARD
tobeheard.org

First mobile poetry app for teen poets
powerpoetry.org

Skylight Pictures
Producers of many award-winning films on Human Rights including WITNESS TO WAR: DR. CHARLIE CLEMENTS
skylight.is 

Recent work from WITNESS TO WAR producer David Goodman  singersintheband.com

 Recent work from ASYLUM director Sandy McLeod
makedoproductions.com

Website for recent work from ASYLUM producer Gini Reticker
trialsofspring.com

Art:21 — ART IN THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY (now art21)
pbs.org/art21