FORA.tv Speaker - Helen Whitney
Helen Whitney is a filmmaker with thirty years of experience in producing dramatic features and documentaries primarily for network television. Her subjects have stretched across a broad spectrum of topics: youth gangs in the South Bronx; a portrait of the 1996 Presidential candidates, Clinton and Dole; a Trappist monastery in Massachusetts; the McCarthy Era, a three hour biography of John Paul II; and the work of the photographer Richard Avedon.
Her most recent documentaries were the two hour PBS special about the aftermath of 9/11; "Faith and Doubt at Ground Zero" and the four hour prime time series, "The Mormons," for WGBH's Frontline/American Experience. Her dramatic features have appeared on PBS and ABC. Her work has been recognized by such awards as the Peabody, the Emmy, the Alfred I. Dupont, the Sundance Institute and an Academy Award nomination. She is currently at work on a two hour PBS special about forgiveness that will air in 2008.
11.10.07 | 01:46:07 min
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