Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker
“The Camera Doesn't Lie: Social Change Through Documentary Filmmaking”
According to Greater Talent Network – "One of the nation’s most prolific independent documentary filmmakers, Emmy-Award winner Rory Kennedy’s impressive body of work confronts some of our most pressing social concerns—poverty, political corruption, domestic abuse, drug addiction, human rights, AIDS and mental illness—and has garnered numerous awards. Kennedy has produced, directed and/or written over 30 celebrated documentaries, and her films have appeared on HBO, PBS, Lifetime Television, A&E, Court TV, The Oxygen Network and TLC.
Eloquent at the podium, Kennedy was a surrogate speaker for President Clinton's 1992 campaign, and for President Barack Obama during the Primary and General Elections, as well as for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. She has also served as a campaign speaker for Women of Substance Education Outreach and Fire in Our House Outreach.
In addition to her impressive film career, Kennedy is a committed social activist and human-rights advocate, and has sat on the board for numerous non-profit organizations, including: the Legal Action Center, the Project Return Foundation and the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Foundation Associate Trustees Program. She was a member of the 1999 Presidential Mission on AIDS in Africa, and developed the Teacher Transfer Program between the U.S. and Namibia after her work at the Dobra Resettlement Camp. She also has been a member of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Human Rights delegations in South Africa, South Korea, Japan, El Salvador and Poland."
The Reisman lecture is free and open to the public. Seating in the Theatre is based on a first come, first served basis. NOTE: A simulcast of Rory Kennedy’s appearance (overflow seating) will be provided in the College’s McDonald Lecture Hall, located in Eckel Hall (37 Lincklaen Street) on campus.
Photo courtesy of Greater Talent Network.