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Filmmaker Bio

Elizabeth ThompsonElizabeth Thompson has worked on several award-winning documentaries, including the 1994 Oscar-nominated For Better or For Worse, which she co-produced. Her film, Bookends, which she produced and directed, won 16 international awards, including a coveted Cine Eagle. She also worked as camerawoman on the highly acclaimed Regret to Inform (POV January 2000), which was nominated for an Academy Award and won for both Best Cinematographer and Best Director at the Sundance Film Festival. She served as a production consultant on The Vanishing Line, which aired as part of POV's 1998 season (and is being rebroadcast this season).

Thompson owns and operates her own film and video production company, Thompson Productions, in San Francisco. She is a graduate of Duke University and holds a M.A. degree from Stanford University.