Filmmaker Bio

Laura PoitrasLaura Poitras (Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor) received a Peabody Award for her last documentary, Flag Wars (2003), which she co-directed, produced, and shot. Flag Wars, a documentary about gentrification in Columbus, Ohio, received numerous other awards, including Best Documentary at the 2003 South by Southwest (SXSW) Film Festival and Seattle Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, and the Filmmaker Award at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Flag Wars launched the 2003 POV series on PBS and was nominated for both a 2004 Independent Spirit Award and a 2004 Emmy Award. Poitras’ other films include Oh say can you see… (2003) and Exact Fantasy (1995). She resides in New York City.

Jocelyn GlatzerJocelyn Glatzer (Producer) has directed, produced and edited numerous documentary films including The Flute Player, about a survivor of Cambodia’s genocide, which had its national broadcast premiere on POV in 2003, and won numerous awards including an Audience Award for Documentary First Feature at SXSW (2003) and a CINE Golden Eagle Award. It was also an Emmy Award nominee for outstanding achievement in Arts and Cultural Programming. She directed / produced ART2000, about Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most successful senatorial-race fundraiser, has worked at Maysles Films and on two Emmy-nominated dance programs for PBS’s Great Performances series. A former New Yorker, she now resides in Boston.

Erez LauferErez Laufer (Editor) has worked on numerous projects with renowned documentary filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, including the Oscar-nominated The War Room, and Startup.com. He directed Mike Brant — Laisse moi t’aime, which premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival and won the 2002 Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary. He recently completed his new documentary, The Darien Dilemma, which premiered at DocAviv in Israel in 2006.