Filmmaker Bio

Paul SteklerPaul Stekler‘s credits include such critically acclaimed documentary work as George Wallace: Settin’ the Woods on Fire (winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival), the four-hour PBS special Vote for Me: Politics in America, two segments of Eyes on the Prize II, and Louisiana Boys: Raised on Politics (POV 1992).

His films have been recognized with two George Foster Peabody Awards, three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, and three national Emmy Awards. Stekler, a former political consultant who runs the film program at the University of Texas at Austin, received a doctorate in Government from Harvard University, where his work focused on Southern politics.