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About The Filmmakers
FILMMAKERS: Kelly Anderson (left) and Tami Gold (right)
Photo credit: Kirk Condyles

About the Filmmakers

Kelly Anderson's most recent documentaries are UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie and My Brooklyn, a documentary about gentrification and the redevelopment of Downtown Brooklyn. My Brooklyn premiered at the Brooklyn Film Festival, where it won an Audience Award, and was broadcast on the PBS World series America ReFramed. Her other work includes Never Enough, a documentary about clutter, collecting and Americans' relationships with their stuff, which won an award for Artistic Excellence at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. She also made Every Mother's Son (with Tami Gold), a documentary about mothers whose children were killed by police officers and who have become national spokespeople for police reform. Every Mother's Son won the Audience Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, aired on POV, and was nominated for a national Emmy for Directing. In 2000, Kelly completed SHIFT, a drama for ITVS about the volatile relationship between a North Carolina waitress and a telemarketing prison inmate, which premiered at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and aired on PBS stations across the U.S. Kelly's other documentaries include Out At Work (with Tami Gold), which screened at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on HBO and won a GLAAD Award for Best Documentary. She is the author (with Martin Lucas) of Documentary Voice & Vision: a creative approach to non-fiction media production (Focal Press, 2016). A recipient of the George C. Stoney Award for Outstanding Documentary from the University Film and Video Association (2017), Kelly is a Professor of Media Studies at Hunter College (CUNY) in New York City, where she teaches undergraduates and in the Integrated Media Arts MFA program.   Tami Gold (Filmmaker, Artist & Educator) is a visual artist who began working in media in the early 1970's in the Newsreel Film Collective of the anti-Vietnam War movement. In addition to painting, sculpture and writing, she is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Most recently Tami directed (with Larry Shore, Producer/Director) RFK IN THE LAND OF APARTHEID: A Ripple of Hope, a documentary about Robert Kennedy's visit to South Africa in 1966 and the connection between the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. In 2006, Tami produced and directed a video about the popular struggle in Oaxaca, Mexico, LAND RAIN AND FIRE (with Gerardo Renique), which aired internationally on Spanish language TV. She authored a companion article A RAINBOW IN THE MIDST OF A HURRICANE (Radical Teacher 2008). In 2004, Tami produced and directed EVERY MOTHER’S SON (with Kelly Anderson) winner of the Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award and broadcast on the PBS series POV. This film profiles three mothers whose son’s were killed by the NYPD and unexpectedly find themselves united to seek justice and transform their grief into an opportunity for profound social change. In 2000, Tami produced and directed MAKING A KILLING (with Kelly Anderson), a documentary that addresses the marketing practices of the tobacco industry in the developing world. MAKING A KILLING premiered at the Slamdance Film Festival, was screened for delegates at the World Health Organization and aired on television in Nigeria, Serbia, Lagos and Vietnam. Tami has produced and directed over 20 films including: ANOTHER BROTHER, the story of an African American Vietnam Veteran which aired on PBS; JUGGLING GENDER: Politics, Sex and Identity, which aired on Reel New York and screened at the New York Film Festival's video series; OUT AT WORK: Lesbians and Gay men on the Job, which screened at the Sundance Film Festival and was shown on HBO and authored a companion article MAKING OUT AT WORK (Social Text - Routledge); SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED, Labor Struggle in the Post Office, aired on PBS and LOOKING FOR LOVE: Teenage Mothers among others. She is the recipient of a Rockefeller Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Video Arts Fellowships from the New Jersey and New York State Councils on the Arts, the Excellence in the Arts Award from the Manhattan Borough President, The American Film Institutes Independent Filmmakers Production Fellowship. Her work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whiney Museum, The Chicago Arts Institute, The Kennedy Center, The American Film Institute, The British Film Institute, The Public Theatre among others. Tami is a Professor at Hunter College and the Hunter Chapter Chair of the PSC CUNY.