Attie & Goldwater Productions

Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, Producer/Directors

EMMY® nominated filmmakers 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.

Attie & Goldwater in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Documentary collaborations include:

ROSITA, 2005
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).

Selected Honors

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)
Editing Award
   UN Film Festival
Hugo Award
   Chicago Int'l TV Awards
2004 Notable Video for Adults
   ALA Video Roundtable
Leeway Transformation Award
Pennsylvania Commission for Women Honors
   for work “for the advancement of women”
Women’s Enews: 2011 Women’s Leadership Award

Selected Festivals

Blackstar Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Hot Springs
Human Rights Watch
   NY, London, Buenos Aires
INPUT 2007
Full Frame
Latin American Film Festival
Oslo Films From the South
Reel Music Festival
   Portland, OR
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

Email Attie & Goldwater Productions | 16 Levering Circle | Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania 19004
Phone: 610.664.7316