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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE mourns the loss of a talented colleague with the passing last week of Gail Dolgin. She produced two films for AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, the award-winning and Oscar-nominated Daughter from Danang, broadcast in 2002, and Summer of Love, broadcast in 2007. “We were very privileged to work with Gail,” says AMERICAN EXPERIENCE Executive Producer Mark Samels, “She brought to her work a real passion, and to her life a big-hearted warmth and generosity. She was a joy to be around, and we’ll miss her greatly.”
An active member of the San Francisco and Berkeley independent documentary community, Gail was a board member of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and a panelist and reader for the Independent Television Service’s (ITVS) “Open Call” in San Francisco.
To learn more about Gail’s films you can visit the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE sites for Daughter from Danang and Summer of Love. You can also read the New York Times review of Daughter from Danang written after the film received the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 2002.
Sean Cleary is a blogger for Inside AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and a member of the Communications team, where he also assembles AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s weekly newsletter.
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