Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning director, has been producing compelling documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. Her film, And Then They Came for Us (2017), about the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WW II and the current Muslim travel ban won a Silver Gavel Award and has played in major cities and at film festivals across the country. Throughout the course of the last year, she has presented the film to college audiences, community groups and in theaters.
She co-produced and co-directed Agents of Change (2016; with Frank Dawson), which profiles the black student protest movement of the late 1960’s featuring the events at SF State and Cornell University, which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival where it won the Jury and the Audience Awards for Best Feature Documentary and a Paul Robeson Award from the Newark Black Film Festival. It was supported by California Humanities and broadcast on America Reframed in February, 2018. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa won a 2015 Peabody award and has screened at film festivals around the world, winning four audience awards. It was broadcast on public television in July, 2016. She was the Consulting Producer on The Barber of Birmingham, which premiered at Sundance in 2011, was nominated for an Oscar® in the Short Doc category, and was directed by Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin.
Abby is currently in post-production on Waging Change, a Ford-Foundation funded film about the challenges faced by restaurant servers forced to live on tips. She is in production on her film Barbara Lee: Warrior for Peace and Justice, about Rep. Barbara Lee, who has served for over 20 years in Congress and is an advocate for peace and justice, funding for HIV/AIDS, economic development programs that work and reproductive rights. She also serves as chair of the Democratic Whip Task Force on Poverty.