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Learn more about the filmmakers behind Chisholm '72.

Director and producer Shola Lynch. Photo by Sandi Sissel. Shola Lynch
Director and Producer
Chisholm '72 — Unbought & Unbossed is Shola Lynch's directorial debut. Previously, she's learned from and worked with Ken Burns' Florentine Films on Frank Lloyd Wright and JAZZ, HBO Sports on Do You Believe in Miracles? The Story of the 1980 US Olympic Hockey Team, and ROJA Productions on EveryOther, a short in the Matters of Race series. Lynch's most important filmmaking skill has come from competing 15 years as a track athlete — perseverance in pursuit of a goal. For more information about Chisholm '72, visit Shola Lynch's site,

Phil Bertelsen
An award-winning filmmaker, Phil Bertelsen works in both fiction and non-fiction. Most recently he produced and directed EveryOther, a social satire about racial identity that was featured in the PBS series Matters of Race. His last film, The Sunshine, won numerous awards and is included as part of the Full Frame Documentary DVD Collection. Bertelsen also wrote and directed Outside Looking In, examining transracial adoption in America and airing on public television. Additionally, he was a Writer/Director fellow at the Sundance Filmmakers Lab and has an M.F.A. from New York University where he won a Student Academy Award for his dramatic short Around the Time.

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— Shirley Chisholm

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