about judith

Judith Helfand is best known for her ability to take the dark worlds of chemical exposure, heedless corporate behavior and environmental injustice and make them personal, highly-charged and entertaining.

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Judith has taught at University of Wisconsin (Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies), NYU’s Department of Undergraduate Film and Television and the New School University. She presents on a range of topics including introductory and advanced documentary production and storytelling,

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Judith speaks with passion, experience and great depth of knowledge in the field. As Co-Founder and Creative Director of Chicken and Egg Pictures, since 2005 Judith has helped raise over $3.2 million in grants and provided over 4500 hours of mentorship to women filmmakers.

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Field Builder

A committed field-builder and educator, Helfand co-founded Working Films, one of the nation’s first non-profits dedicated to engagement in 2009, and Chicken & Egg Pictures, a non-profit film fund dedicated to supporting women documentary directors with strategic grants and creative mentorship in 2005.

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There’s a political self-sorting process happening across America. Watch Heather Courtney's short, released today https://t.co/70UaHtR5q2

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RT @Foxy_Contin: Bobby may not have won, but he got 20,000 black folks registered to vote. That was a win. #BlackPanthersPBS

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