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Seth Kramer

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Seth Kramer has been producing, writing, and directing award-winning television documentaries for more than a decade. He is currently producing for PBS The Last Speakers, America's first look at how languages become endangered, and the awesome task of recording, archiving, and returning them to use.

In 2003, Seth was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Programming for Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans (PBS, 2002). Entertainment Weekly gave it an "A" and called it a "grim, searing documentary." The New York Post gave it four stars and characterized it as a "vivid retelling of events." The program won official selection in Jewish film festivals in Denver, New York, Washington, Toronto, and Australia.

Seth produced and wrote America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (PBS, 2002), for which Mayor Rudolph Giuliani granted exclusive access to film cleanup and recovery at the World Trade Center site. Narrated by two-time Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, America Rebuilds premiered September 10, 2002, as PBS's signature broadcast of its 9/11-anniversary programming. The Arizona Republic said the show "neither exploits the tragedy... nor allows us to forget its impact." The New York Post ranked the program among its five favorites about 9/11. New York Newsday's Marvin Kitman called it "the one show I will be watching." Time observed, "We could have used more coverage that looked forward, like the PBS documentary America Rebuilds."

Seth produced and wrote The Big Dig, which aired in the four-part series Great Projects: The Building of America (PBS, 2002). The Big Dig chronicles the politics and engineering of Boston's Central Artery and Tunnel Project, the grandest, most technically complicated, and costliest urban highway project ever attempted. The Boston Herald's John Ruch called it "exciting--detailed and fascinating."

Seth produced and wrote The Empire State Building (Discovery, 1999), which aired as an episode of the series On the Inside during its premiere week. He co-produced A Tale of Two Rivers for the Great Projects series (PBS, 2002) and Adolf Eichmann: Hitler's Master of Death (A&E Biography, 1997).

Seth produced and directed The Hut (1996), about visionary architect Charlie Szoradi, for the Hut event space in Philadelphia. The Hut received the Black Maria Film Festival Director's Choice Award and a CINE Eagle Award. Seth also produced and directed Untitled (1994), which explores the magnitude of the Holocaust, for the New York Jewish Museum exhibit Too Jewish? Untitled toured for six years with Witness and Legacy, an exhibit of Holocaust art, and received the Black Maria Film Festival Director's Choice Award.

Seth co-founded Ironbound Films in 2003. He lives in Red Hook, New York, with his wife Kristen, their daughter Lillian, and their pit bull Celia.

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