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Harriet Hirshorn

Harriet Hirshorn is a documentary filmmaker whose award-winning documentaries focus on social justice issues. Her recently completed Mississippi I Am, co-directed with Katherine Linton, screened in festivals internationally and nationally and received awards at the Atlanta International Film Festival, Outfest and Frameline.

Hirshorn has been covering HIV in the US and Africa for the last ten years. Among several short films about HIV, Our Lives Are In Our Hands was exhibited in a video installation in the Pompidou Center’s Main Hall in Paris. Hirshorn has produced several videos about HIV/AIDS and women in Africa for The New York Times. She has also produced and directed two documentary films about the struggle for democracy and human rights in Haiti: The Disappearance of TiSoeur: Haiti after Duvalier and Pote Mak Sonje (Whoever Bears the Scar Remembers): The Raboteau Trial.

She has received grants from the Ford Foundation, MAC AIDS Fund, Open Society Institutes, The Centre National de Cinema (France), New York State Council on the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, as well as an artist’s fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts. (11/17)

Louder Than Our Words
A film by Harriet Hirshorn and Lydia Pilcher, 1983, 36 min.

A look at civil disobedience and women's rights in the U.S. from the suffragettes through the anti-war and disarmament movements....

Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS
A film by Harriet Hirshorn, 2017, 67 min., Color

This is the story of the women of color who have saved countless lives—including their own—through their work at the forefront of the global AIDS move...

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