Independent Living


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Joanne Caputo

ON A ROLL is Caputo's first documentary, following her acclaimed 1994 children's video Ballerina, Ballerina. A magna cum laude graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, Caputo taught school in inner-city communities before transitioning to television production, at which she has worked for the past 20 years. Married and the mother of two teenage sons, she is a recent breast cancer survivor with several documentaries in progress, and has also authored two non-fiction book manuscripts about enslaved African American mother Margaret Garner.

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