Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, Producer/Directors
Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater are recipients of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Since 1990, Attie and Goldwater have collaborated on award-winning documentaries for national and international broadcast.
Major documentary collaborations by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater include:
MRS. GOUNDO'S DAUGHTER, 2009
MAGGIE GROWLS, 2003
I WITNESS: Shot Down in Pensacola, 1998
LANDOWSKA: Uncommon Visionary, 1997
MOTHERLESS: A legacy of loss from illegal abortion, 1992
In addition to feature documentaries, Attie and Goldwater also collaborate with Shannon Kane-Meddock to produce commissioned works. Short informative videos by Attie and Goldwater include:
IF ITS NOT A PIANO WHAT IS IT?, 1996, a discussion of the history and versatility of the harpsichord. Commissioned by the Themes Foundation and broadcast on PBS.
LEGAL BUT OUT OF REACH: SIX WOMEN'S ABORTION STORIES, 2000, a documentary account of the challenges faced by poor women who seek to end unwanted pregnancies. Commissioned by the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Barbara Attie also produced and directed:
DARING TO RESIST (with Martha Lubell), about three teenage girls in the anti-Nazi resistance, narrated by Janeane Garofalo. Broadcast nationally on PBS in 2000 and distributed by Women Make Movies.
RUFUS JONES: A LUMINOUS LIFE (with Sharon Mullally, 2001), a profile of a leading Quaker who co- founded the American Friends Service Committee.
SKIN AND INK (with Maureen Wellner and Nora Monroe, 1989), an exploration of the tattoo culture.
Attie studied architecture and worked as a medical photographer before earning an MFA in film and media arts from Temple University in 1996.
Goldwater earned an MFA in Photography and Graphic Design from Boston University in 1976. She subsequently taught and exhibited documentary photography in Boston and Charlottesville, Virginia before moving to Philadelphia in 1983 where she began work as a graphic designer. Still involved in photography, Goldwater's photographs are featured in Protecting Home, by Sherri Grasmuck (2005, Rutgers Press).
Pew Fellowship in the Arts
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts
Fellowships in Media
Cine Golden Eagle
Henry Hampton Award
Council on Foundations
Human Rights Jury Award
Int'l Latino Film Festival (San Francisco)
UN Film Festival
Chicago Int'l TV Awards
2004 Notable Video for Adults
ALA Video Roundtable
Human Rights Watch
NY, London, Buenos Aires
Latin American Film Festival
Oslo Films From the South
Reel Music Festival
San Diego Latino Film Festival
UN Association Film Festival
New Zealand Human Rights
Watch Docs Human Rights in Film
Foundation for Human Rights
Chicago Latino Film
Festival of World Cinema
Classique en Images
Paris and London
Festival International du Film sur l'Art
Women in the Director's Chair