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CIA and Torture

Father Roy
Father Roy

It began long before 9/11:
Father Roy: Inside the School of Assassins The struggle to find and reveal the truth about secret CIA torture training.


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Motion Picture Academy has honored
10 docs Robert Richter helped create

Oscar nominee, best short doc:
School of Assassins - Prod/Dir/Writer
Gods of Metal - Prod/Dir/Writer
The Gifts - Exec Producer/Co-writer
City Out of Wilderness - Writer
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Oscar "Short list" of best feature docs:
Ben Spock, Baby Doctor - Prod/Dir/Writer
Father Roy, Inside the School of Assassins - Prod/Dir/
Writer
White Light, Black Rain - Exec Producer
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Oscar "Short list" of best short docs:
Crossing the Line - Prod/Dir/Writer
Guns and Greed - Prod/Dir/Writer
Woman Rebel - Exec Producer.
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Nov. 22, 50 years ago: Who Shot Pres. Kennedy? Walter Cronkite narrates the definitive documentary on the assassination. Journal of American History: "Admirable... thorough... serves a public function of the first order... cogent and coherent." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I had the honor of interviewing him for Do Not Enter: The Visa War Against Ideas - a PBS aired special.
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A Plague on Our Children

Oct. 2012: Barry Commoner died at age 95. He is featured in this documentary.

Aug. 2012: U.S. joins Vietnam to remove Agent Orange, the problem revealed in our 1991 documentary on dioxin and PCBs.
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June 12, 2012 In Our Hands. 30th anniversary of the 1982 peace rally, largest in history. One million people, one voice: stop the nuclear arms race. Pete Seeger, James Taylor, Peter Paul & Mary, Holly Near, Rita Marley and many others.
"...most INSPIRING, choke-you-up MOVING film about a real event and a lot of real, ordinary people that I've ever seen!"
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April 30, 1975     Saigon "falls"
April 30, 1975 Saigon "falls"

April 30

Vietnam: An American Journey First film made by Americans in post war Vietnam. Screened in over 125 theaters, never telecast in the U.S. Includes a My Lai survivor at the site, unknown until our film.
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DuPont Columbia Broadcast Journalism Awards

"Will I grow up to be a normal man?"
"Will I grow up to be a normal man?"



"TV journalism's Pulitzer Prize" awarded for four of our docs:






For Export Only: Pesticides

For Export Only: Pharmaceuticals

Incident at Browns Ferry

A Plague on Our Children

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National Emmy:


Awarded to Robert Richter and Sheila Nevins for "exceptional merit in non-fiction filmmaking" as Executive Producers of HBO's version of The Last Atomic Bomb.


National Emmy Finalist:
What Price Clean Air?
Who Shot Pres. Kennedy?

What's New

August 9: the 69th anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bomb: A day that changed history.

THE ULTIMATE WISH:
Ending the Nuclear Age

Fukushima and Nagasaki survivors.
"very powerful...imperative viewing"
"...may this jewel of a film be seen in every classroom and council chamber."
Apr. 9, 2013: NYTimes: Safety problems in all US nuclear power plants. – Nuclear Regulatory Commission ex-chair.
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American Justice on Trial
People v. Newton

Fund raising now underway for our
new documentary about the pivotal
and largely forgotten 1968 criminal
trial that changed history and resonates today.
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Vietnam: An American Journey
My Lai Massacre
March 16, 46 years ago
A woman survivor, unknown until
our film, describes what happened
and how she survived.
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Leaving Home
Teenage girl's coming of age
in rural India–in western eyes
one step up from slavery .
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"India's New Focus on Rape Shows
Only the Surface of Women's Perils"
NYTimes Jan.13, 2013
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The Money Lenders

IMF head: austerity doesn't work.
Our five country IMF/World Bank
probe. Too hot for PBS.
Prime time everywhere else.
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Thailand record floods. A major
factor: deforestation.
Documented in our
Can Tropical Rainforests be Saved?
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9/11

The New Patriots
exposes the hypocrisy
of "the war on terrorism"
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Dec. 22, 2010 NY Times, P. 1:
"African Farmers Displaced as
Investors Move In."
The latest global agribusiness
example of Hungry for Profit
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