Ellen Spiro | HerProcess: Women Filmmakers from Script to Screen

Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Photo of Ellen Spiro seated with arms folded
For almost two decades Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ellen Spiro has created provocative and innovative documentaries, including Diana's Hair Ego (1990), Greetings From Out Here (1993), Roam Sweet Home (1996) and Troop 15OO (2005). Her 2007 film Body of War was short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary and won Best Documentary of 2007 by the National Board of Review. Spiro is a Guggenheim fellow and two-time Rockefeller fellow. Free.
Fine Arts Building, Coppola Theatre
School of Cinema
School of Cinema
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Ellen Spiro

Spiro directed a music video, No More, an original song by Eddie Vedder and co-produced the companion album called Body of War: Songs that Inspired an Iraq War Veteran featuring songs by Vedder, Ben Harper, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Bright Eyes, Neil Young, Lupe Fiasco, Serj Tankian and Kimya Dawson. Shepard Fairey created the album artwork, and profits from the album were donated to the Iraq Veterans Against the War.


The School of Cinema’s spring screening and master-class series “HerProcess: Women Filmmakers from Script to Screen” showcases three innovative women who have changed filmmaking from in front of and behind the lens. It features public screenings of their groundbreaking films and private master classes with students.


Ellen Spiro

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