REQUEST A GOOD TALK WITH ROBERTA GROSSMAN
Roberta Grossman speaks to students and communities about Jewish history and documentary filmmaking as a tool for social justice. Grossman received the 2018 Washington Jewish Film Festival’s Annual Visionary Award, which recognizes “creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through the moving image.” In the past ten years, she has directed and produced four feature documentaries about Jewish history and culture – Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh (2008); Hava Nagila (The Movie) (2012); Above and Beyond (2014) and Who Will Write Our History (2018). Grossman’s work also deals with women’s rights in Seeing Allred (2018), and Native American history and contemporary struggles in 500 Nations (1995), Homeland Four Portraits of Native Action (2005) and Ishi’s Return (2018). Grossman is a three-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the co-founder of the non-profit production company Katahdin Productions. She received her undergraduate degree with honors in history at UC Berkeley and her M.A. in film from the American Film Institute.