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National Advisory Board

SocDoc Advisory Board

National Advisory Board
Our Board of Advisors are drawn from professionals in the documentary field and include (partial list)

Claire Aguilar, Vice President of Programming, Independent Television Service

Cheryl Devall, Senior News Editor, KPCC-Southern California Public Radio

Rob Epstein, two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker, Howl, Times of Harvey Milk and Common Threads

Paul Espinosa, Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and professor of Chicana/o Studies, Arizona State University, The Border, The U.S.-Mexican War, and California and the American Dream

Bob Fitch, documentary photographer and writer, photographed classic images of Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers, Dorothy Day, and others

Faye Ginsburg, is the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology; Director, Graduate Program in Culture and Media; Director, Center for Media, Culture & History; Co-Director, Center for Religion and Media; and Co-Director, Council for the Study of Disability

Tia Lessin, Academy Award nominated documentary director of Trouble the Water and a producer of Academy Award winning Bowling for Columbine, as well as Capitalism: A Love Story, Fahrenheit 9/11, and The Awful Truth

Louis Massiah, MacArthur "Genius Award" winner, documentary filmmaker and executive director of Scribe Media Arts Center

Robert Nakamura, Professor of Asian American Studies and associate director of the Asian American Studies Center at UCLA, award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder of Visual Communications

Gordon Quinn, cofounder and artistic director of Kartemquin Films, a producer of Academy Award-nominated Hoop Dreams, The New Americans, and At the Death House Door, The Interrupters and A Good Man (Bill T. Jones)

Ellen Schneider, founder and executive director of Active Voice, former executive producer of P.O.V./The American Documentary (PBS)

Diane Weyermann. Executive Vice President of Documentary Production, Participant Media, Waiting for Superman, Food Inc., Chicago 10, Standard Operating Procedure, Inconvenient Truth