Take Back the Harbor had its World Premiere at DOC NYC on Sunday, November 11, 2018.
The film, directed by award-winning duo Kristi Jacobson and Roger Ross Williams, highlights dedicated young students on an ambitious mission to restore one billion oysters in New York Harbor through the Billion Oyster Project (BOP).
Following the premiere, Jacobson and Williams talked about the film and its central themes, including climate change, the power of youth change-makers and storytelling in a panel discussion with students Jesse and Bryan, founder Murray Fisher and executive director Pete Malinowski of BOP.
Many thanks to the film team including producers Christopher Clements, Julie Goldman and Carolyn Hepburn; executive producers John Hoffman and Jon Bardin; editors Jean Tsien and John Fisher; directors of photography Nelson Hume and Tom Bergmann; and composer T. Griffin.
SOLITARY: INSIDE RED ONION STATE PRISON won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Documentary at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Congratulations to the team in making this timely and poignant film, and gratitude to those who courageously shared their truth!
SOLITARY was nominated for TWO Emmys! One for Outstanding Investigative Documentary and one for Outstanding Editing: Documentary by the one-and-only Ben Gold!
Located on an Appalachian mountaintop in Wise County, Va., Red Onion State Prison is a “supermax” facility built to house individual inmates in 8’x10’ solitary-confinement cells, 23 hours a day, for months, years and sometimes decades. Directed and produced by Kristi Jacobson, SOLITARY: Inside Red Onion State Prison explores life on both sides of the bars, raising provocative questions about punishment in America today.
The film was produced by executive producer, David Menschel; producers, Julie Goldman, Katie Mitchell; editor, Ben Gold; director of photography, Nelson Hume; original music, T. Griffin. For HBO: Senior Producer, Nancy Abraham; Executive Producer, Sheila Nevins.
WATCH SOLITARY NOW STREAMING ON HBO TODAY!
WATCH TRAILER HERE.
Kristi Jacobson’s latest directorial effort premieres on Netflix, January 26, 2018!
Kristi directed an episode of the Netflix Original series DIRTY MONEY, a thrilling investigative series that provides an up-close and personal view into untold stories of scandal and corruption in the world of business. Jacobson directed “Cartel Bank” which tells the riveting story of how HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks, laundered hundreds of millions of dollars for Mexican drug cartels for decades. The film features Senator Elizabeth Warren, awe-inspiring journalists, prosecutors and a former HSBC employee-turned whistleblower fighting to bring HSBC to justice for laundering money for one of the most notorious criminal organizations in the world.
WATCH CARTEL BANK, AND THE ENTIRE DIRTY MONEY SERIES ON NETFLIX NOW!
WATCH TRAILER HERE.
“The penetrating “Solitary” is a sobering account of life (without parole) inside the Red Onion”
“Refusing to shy away from harsh truths...SOLITARY offers a complicated portrait of 21st-century crime and punishment.”
“An act of wide-ranging compassion.”
“Intelligent, thoughtful, and tough documentary filmmaking.”
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“As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year.”
— NY Daily News
“A Place At the Table … is not only one of the most gripping non-fiction films to debut in some time, it’s also one of the most important.”
“An incredibly important film. I want this seen in the broadest way possible.”
— Jon Stewart, The Daily Show
“In many ways, Colonial House is THE BEST REALITY SERIES YET IN THE PBS-LINE. The program, filmed last year on the Maine coast, looks gorgeous and should boost tourism. The narration supplies fascinating nuggets about the past as a counterpoint to what’s unfolding on the screen.”
“PAINSTAKINGLY RESEARCHED, BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED, and it effectively debunks myths about the colonists as a bunch of dour, buckle-shoed squares.”