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Esther Cassidy
Esther Cassidy
(Producer/Director)


Before making ENEMIES OF WAR, Cassidy was a coordinating producer of Barbara Kopple's 1990 Academy Award-winning feature documentary film American Dream, producer with Kopple of the 1997 With Liberty and Justice for All (Part I and II) and co-producer of Civil Rights the Struggle Continues. She was also series associate producer of THE QUESTION OF EQUALITY, an ITVS documentary series broadcast on PBS stations in the United States, and broadcast and released theatrically in England. In addition, Cassidy was associate producer of the 1995 Sundance Film Festival Audience Choice Award winner, Ballot Measure 9; the 1991 documentary Casting the First Stone, broadcast on P.O.V.; and On the Bridge, acclaimed film director Frank Perry's documentary film. Cassidy was also consulting producer of the Peabody Award-winning A HEALTHY BABY GIRL (ITVS), also broadcast on P.O.V. She worked on AN AMERICAN LOVE STORY, the award-winning1999 ITVS/PBS/American Playhouse documentary series. Currently, Cassidy is producing The Case of Edward Lee Elmore, about an innocent man on South Carolina death row, and The Land of Hope and Freedom, a documentary about the struggle of two immigrant women to free their brother from an unjust detention.


Rob Kuhns
Rob Kuhns
(Co-Director and Editor)


Rob Kuhns has 15 years of film editing experience. He produced, wrote and directed the half-hour film King's Day Out, which premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast in France, Ireland, Sweden and on WTTW's (Chicago's PBS affiliate) series, Image Union, as well as part of the Dallas Video Festival's Best of the Decade Series, and at 15 film festivals around the world. Among his many credits are "The Politics of Addiction" for Bill Moyers, "The Rosenberg File: Case Closed" (Discovery Channel, Emmy Award for Best Use of Archival Footage) and Adam Clayton Powell (nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary in 1990). As a playwright his pieces, The Flickering Blue Glow and Assassins Have Starry Eyes were performed at the Soho Repertory Theatre Company in New York City. Kuhns has also written a feature screenplay, "Double-0 Love," which he plans to direct in 2001.


Bill Kavanagh
Bill Kavanagh
(Field Producer)


Bill Kavanagh has produced and directed in a number of genres. He is finishing his feature documentary, Yonkers: A House Divided, about three families who fight for fair housing and school desegregation in their community. It is a long-term study over the course of a decade during a bitter political and judicial struggle. He directed World in Focus, a PBS series on world affairs, and Manhattan Connection, a series on U.S. news and culture for Brazilian audiences. He also was series producer on Story Café, a half-hour series on the art and stories of performance artists and storytellers for Rainbow Programming. He directed Hannity and Colmes as well as other news programming for the Fox Cable Network, and Cable Crossings for the now defunct America's Talking network. As a cameraperson, Kavanagh's work has been shown on the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, RIGHTS AND WRONGS: HUMAN RIGHTS TELEVISON (ITVS) on PBS, NBC's Dateline, Nickelodeon, MTV, Visnews and in the documentary The Internationale.


Deborah Shaffer
Deborah Shaffer
(Executive Producer)


Deborah Shaffer has been producing documentary films for over 20 years and has received many awards for her work, including an Academy Award in 1986 for her short documentary Witness to War. In 1995, she produced, directed and wrote the one-hour program Secrets Underground on women scientists for WGBH-TV's award-winning series Discovering Women. Shaffer's other films include The Wobblies (1979) and Fire from the Mountain (1987), both of which premiered at the New York Film Festival, and Dance of Hope (1989), which was awarded a Prix d'Or at FIPA in Cannes. She is currently directing two one-hour programs on contemporary artists, produced by Art 21, to be broadcast on PBS in Fall 2001. Shaffer is also developing several independent documentary projects.


Martin Sheen
Martin Sheen
(Narrator)


Martin Sheen launched his acting career as the lead in the Broadway play The Subject Was Roses and went on to receive a Golden Globe nomination for his leading role in the film adaptation. Probably best known for his performance as Captain Willard opposite Marlon Brando in the classic film Apocalypse Now, his feature film credits also include Wall Street, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, Da, Badlands and The American President. Sheen currently stars as the U.S. President on NBC's The West Wing. His other television credits include roles in Babylon 5: The River of Souls and the television miniseries Medusa's Child. In 1998, Sheen received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Imagen Foundation, an organization that honors positive portrayals of Latinos in media. He also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for the 1993 miniseries Kennedy and for Best TV Actor for the miniseries Blind Ambition.



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