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CIA and Torture

Father Roy
Father Roy

The Senate Torture report should have noted that 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 at a US military facility, our PBS aired documentary.

Nov. 22, 51 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." +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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
Oscar "Short list" of best feature docs:
Ben Spock, Baby Doctor - Prod/Dir/Writer
Father Roy, Inside the School of Assassins - Prod/Dir/
White Light, Black Rain - Exec Producer
Oscar "Short list" of best short docs:
Crossing the Line - Prod/Dir/Writer
Guns and Greed - Prod/Dir/Writer
Woman Rebel - Exec Producer.

June 12 In Our Hands. 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!"

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

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.

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.


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


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

Ending the Nuclear Age

March 11, 2011--Fukushima Daichi nuclear meltdown with radiation problems still emanating from this disaster. Our film documents 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.
Special: TO ORDER--

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. To see the trailer or for more information:

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

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.

Leaving Home
Teenage girl's coming of age
in rural India–in western eyes
one step up from slavery .

"India's New Focus on Rape Shows
Only the Surface of Women's Perils"
NYTimes Jan.13, 2013

The Money Lenders

IMF head: austerity doesn't work.
Our five country IMF/World Bank
probe. Too hot for PBS.
Prime time everywhere else.

Thailand record floods. A major
factor: deforestation.
Documented in our
Can Tropical Rainforests be Saved?


The New Patriots
exposes the hypocrisy
of "the war on terrorism"

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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