Irene Lusztig

Irene Lusztig is a feminist filmmaker, archival researcher, educator, and amateur seamstress. Her debut film, Reconstruction (2001), the feature-length archival film essay The Motherhood Archives (2013), and the performative documentary Yours in Sisterhood (2018). Her newest feature length work, Richland, takes place in and around the Eastern Washington nuclear company town that produced the Nagasaki bomb plutonium and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. She has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim (2021), the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, the Fulbright, two MacDowell fellowships, the Flaherty Film Seminar, and the Rydell Visual Arts Fellowship. She teaches filmmaking at UC Santa Cruz where she is Professor of Film and Digital Media.


Ghosts in the Archive

By Irene Lusztig | June 30, 2023

Ghosts in the Archive

Irene Lusztig, director of the new documentary Richland, on the profound importance of archival materials in her work.