Director/Producer LAURIE KAHN wants to bring the lives and work of compelling women to the screen, because women’s stories aren’t told nearly often enough. Her films have won major awards, been shown at top film festivals, on public television (PBS) primetime, broadcast around the world, and used widely in university classrooms and community groups.
Laurie’s first film, A Midwife’s Tale, was based on Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book. It won film festival awards and a primetime EMMY for Outstanding Non-Fiction. Her film TUPPERWARE! won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for the primetime EMMY for Nonfiction Directing. Her most recent film, Love Between the Covers, got glowing reviews on the festival circuit, and is now on Netflix and iTunes. In 2000, Laurie produced an award-winning interactive website, DoHistory.org. Before she founded her own production company, she worked on Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, The American Experience, FRONTLINE’S Crisis in Central America, and the radio show All Things Considered. She is a Resident Scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.