Akeret is the producer-director of several documentary films. NOT JUST GARBAGE (1986), about an artist-in-residence at the New York Sanitation Department, premiered at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and won Best Documentary Short in the USA Film Festival (1986) and first place in the National Educational Film Festival (1986). IN DEFENSE OF ANIMALS (1990), about Australian philosopher and animal rights activist Peter Singer, premiered at the Public Theatre in New York and won first place at the Birmingham International Film Festival (1989) and a Silver Cindy Award from the Association of Visual Communicators (1989). LOOKING FOR COMMON GROUND (1997), about the struggle for gay and lesbian civil rights at a rural Massachusetts high school, received funding from Frameline and aired on several of PBS affiliates, including WGBH Boston, WHYY Philadelphia, and WNET New York. She was recently awarded a Massachusetts Media Fellowship by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. (09/09)
A film by Julie Akeret and Christian McEwen, 2004, 28 min., Color
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