Ellen Frick‘s documentary work focuses on people who are facing extraordinary challenges and undergoing powerful changes. She has been on the production team for several recent projects broadcast on PBS-affiliated television stations, including: Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family, a one-hour PBS documentary exploring the role of the family in the development of eating disorders in teenage girls; Pike Place Market: The Soul of a City, an HDTV documentary about the rich history, community and culture of Seattle’s world-famous public market; and The Rhona Disaster, a one-hour documentary for PBS and the History Channel, about the sinking of a troop ship in World War II.
Ellen’s recent film, Another Side of Peace, a one-hour PBS documentary, follows a joint Israeli and Palestinian support group of parents who have lost children in the conflict. They use their pain to cry out with one voice: “No More Death.”
Ellen and her team, Fly on the Wall, won this year’s POV | American Documentary Award for the International Documentary Challenge with A Healing Art. The 7-minute film is a story about artificial eye makers and their ability to rekindle hope for victims of tragedy.