FORA.tv Speaker - Katie Galloway
Katie Galloway is a documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersections of institutional power, civil & human rights, and political activism. With Kelly Duane de la Vega, Galloway heads Loteria Films, a company known for producing powerful character-driven work that shines light on pressing political and social issues. Galloway won the 2012 Writer’s Guild of America’s Best Documentary Screenplay award for her film “Better This World” (POV, 2011, encore 2012) which investigates the story of boyhood friends charged with domestic terrorism & their lengthy relationship with a “revolutionary” mentor & FBI informant. Made in association with the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley, “Better This World” won Gotham Independent Film’s Best Documentary award, an International Documentary Association Creative Achievement Award and three National Emmy nominations, including in the Outstanding Investigative Journalism category. Galloway’s critically acclaimed “Prison Town, USA” (POV, 2007) examines the story of Susanville, California, one of hundreds of rural American towns radically transformed by the national prison building boom. Galloway and Duane de la Vega recently completed a series of short films that ran in The New York Times, Mother Jones and elsewhere profiling non-violent offenders serving life sentences under California’s notorious 3 Strikes Law. They are currently in production on the feature documentary “El Poeta” which follows the story of renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited mass protests and an ongoing movement against the country’s drug war after the brutal murder of his only son. Galloway is a 2012-2013 Sundance Women’s Initiative Fellow, recent HBO/Film Independent documentary fellow & former Filmmaker-in-Residence at the IRP. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Berkeley and an Master’s in Journalism from Columbia University School of Journalism. She teaches in the Media Studies Department at UC Berkeley.
04.12.13 | 01:13:47 min
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