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Freida Lee Mock (2010)

Freida Lee Mock is an Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who won the Oscar for the feature documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, which premiered on POV in 1996. Her next feature documentary, Wrestling with Angels: Playwright Tony Kushner, premiered on POV in 2007. Her new film is Return with Honor, about American fighter pilots surviving as POWs in North Vietnam for almost nine years. She has been nominated for an Oscar for the short documentaries Sing!, Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember, Never Give Up and To Live or Let Die. In this Behind the Lens episode, Mock talks about her motivations and her process as a filmmaker, what she thinks makes a good character and the evolution of the documentary genre.