Rachel Dretzin

Director-producer Rachel Dretzin has been honored with numerous awards for her documentaries, including the Emmy Award, the Peabody, the Du-Pont Columbia and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. For many years she has directed and produced documentaries for Frontline, PBS’ eminent documentary series. With her husband, filmmaker Barak Goodman, Dretzin is co-founder of Ark Media, a Brooklyn-based production company and a leading producer of nonfiction content. She was the senior producer of four major series for PBS, including The African Americans and Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. which premiered in 2016. Her latest film, Far From the Tree, based on the bestselling book of the same name by Andrew Solomon, is released by Sundance Selects on July 20. (Image by Meredith Zinner Photography.)

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How I Learned the Power of the Documentary Filmmaker (and How to Wield It Responsibly)

By Rachel Dretzin | July 17, 2018

How I Learned the Power of the Documentary Filmmaker (and How to Wield It Responsibly)

Rachel Dretzin, whose new film Far From the Tree opens Friday, on a formative experience that shaped the way she approaches her work.