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Connie Field

Réalisateur/trice, Producteur/trice, Producteur/trice délégué/e


Réalisatrice et productrice américaine.


Connie Field (producer / director) has worked on numerous dramatic and documentary films as well as independently producing her own work. Her feature documentary, « Freedom on My Mind » (1994) is a history of the civil rights movement in Mississippi. It was nominated for an Academy Award; won the Grand Jury Prize for best documentary at the Sundance Film Festival; Best of Northern California, National Educational Film Festival; Erik Barnouw Award, Organization of American Historians; John O’Connor Award, American Historical Association; Distinguished Documentary Award, International Documentary Association; National Educational Association Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Learning through Broadcasting; and was named « One of the Ten Best Films » of 1994 by a variety of film critics, including the San Francisco Examiner and The Oakland Tribune. It was broadcast on « The American Experience ». She was a member of Boston Newsreel Films where she worked on productions and distribution. She was a co-director on « Forever Activists » (1990 Academy Award Nominee, produced & directed by Judy Montell), and she produced, directed and edited the feature documentary « The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter » (1981). « Rosie » earned fifteen international awards for Best Documentary (including Gold Hugo, Chicago; John Grierson, Blue Ribbon, American International Festival; Golden Marazzo, Festival dei Popoli; Gold Award, Houston; Cine Golden Eagle; Golden Athena, Athens Festival; British Academy Award Nominee), was named « One of the Ten Best Films of the Year » by a number of publications, including the Village Voice and Film Comment, was voted « Best Independent Feature of the Year » in American Film Magazine, was translated into ten different languages; and is listed in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. It was broadcast on « The American Experience ». « Apartheid and the Club of the West » (2006), story four of « Have You Heard From Johannesburg », a doc series on the international effort to end apartheid in South Africa, won the award for Best Feature Documentary from the Canadian Film Board and the Pan-African Film Festival. She is currently in post production on other episodes of « Have You Heard From Johannesburg » and has just completed a new documentary, ¡Salud! (2007) on Cuba’s role in the struggle for global health equity (Audience Award, Pan African Film Festival). She is a recipient of the John Grierson Award as most outstanding social documentarian, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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