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Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning director, has been producing compelling documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. Her Peabody-winning film SOFT VENGEANCE is the story of Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US is about the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II and the current Muslim travel ban, won a Silver Gavel Award and has played in major cities and film festivals across the country. She co-produced and co-directed Agents of Change (2016; with Frank Dawson), about the 1960’s struggle for black and ethnic studies on college campuses, which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival where it won the Jury and the Audience Awards for Best Feature Documentary, and was broadcast on America Reframed. She has presented her films on college campuses across the country, including Yale, Harvard, Cornell, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, University of Oregon, University of Richmond, Georgia State, and University of Chicago. Abby holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from Hastings College of the Law.