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Brad Lichtenstein, a Caucasian man with short brown hair wearing a light blue shirt looks to the left of the camera

Brad Lichtenstein
Co-director/Co-producer

Brad Lichtenstein has been working in documentary production since 1992. He was the associate producer of Frontline’s Peabody Award-winning presidential election year special, Choice ’96, and Lumiere Production’s PBS series, With God on Our Side: The History of the Religious Right. With Lumiere, he produced and directed André’s Lives, a portrait of the “Jewish Schindler;” Safe, which follows three women who seek refuge from domestic violence; Caught in the Crossfire, chronicling the lives of three Arab New Yorkers in the wake of September 11; and Ghosts of Attica, about the infamous 1971 prison uprising and aftermath, for which he was awarded a Dupont-Columbia Award for Excellence in Journalism. Lichtenstein’s producing credits also include the PBS series Local News and Now with Bill Moyers. He was consulting producer for the film Army of One, about three Army recruits who joined the armed forces shortly after September 11. Lichtenstein teaches documentary film production at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. His current project is What We Got, about the plunder and privatization of the Commons.

Lisa Gildehaus, a Caucasian woman, her curly blonde hair pulled back, wears a striped button-down shirt and faces right, looking serious

Lisa Gildehaus
Co-director/Co-producer

Lisa Gildehaus began her career at Iowa Public Television in 1992 as a segment associate producer and editor. In 1994, she joined The Duncan Group, a company that produced for The Learning Channel, PBS and Discovery International. She served as series associate producer for the 13-part international program, Mystic Lands. She began her own production company, Riveting Pictures, in 1997 and was producer/director of the documentary, Oracle of Omaha, about billionaire Warren Buffett and his legions of followers; the television pilot Kill it and Cook it with Larry, about a Midwestern farmer who traps wild game; and Hell is Other People, the first installment in the Triptych narrative trilogy. In 2001, Gildehaus moved to the Czech Republic to work with filmmakers and artists and to study Eastern European cinematic movements, history and languages. ALMOST HOME brought her back to local concerns and the disparities of age, race and socio-economic status in the U.S. Continuing on that theme, she is currently researching The St. Louis American, a documentary about race and class through the eyes of an African-American newspaper staff and their white editor. She also intends to spend time traveling through Eastern Europe and the former Yugoslavia, researching issues of war, ethnicity and identity in the region.

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