CIA and Torture
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
April 30, 1975 Saigon "falls"
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?"
"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
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?
Shot Pres. Kennedy?