Filmmaker Bios

A headshot of Barbara Ettinger and Sven Huseby

Barbara Ettinger

Ettinger lives in Germantown, NY, ten miles outside of Hudson. Her first feature documentary, Martha and Ethel, told the heartfelt story of two women and their childhood nannies. It competed at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, screened at the Toronto Film Festival and won Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Martha and Ethel was purchased by Sony Pictures Classics for national and international theatrical release, and was shown nationally on Cinemax. Ettinger received a BA at Manhattanville College, completed the certificate program at the International Center for Photography, where she studied documentary and portrait photography and was awarded a MA from Stanford University in education. After co-founding the Native American Preparatory School in New Mexico, she returned to her home in upstate New York.

Sven Huseby

A retired independent school headmaster, Huseby works with environmental justice issues. He is especially involved in helping nonprofits build organizational capacity and plan for the long term. As someone with many years of experience in development work, he has focused on finding funding for TWO SQUARE MILES. He is married to Barbara Ettinger and is a graduate of Yale College.

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