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Marsha Emerman

Marsha has worked in documentary for more than twenty years as a filmmaker, writer, teacher, and programmer. Trained in the USA, she studied filmmaking at San Francisco City College, earned an MA in Documentary Media Studies at San Francisco State, and worked on such award-winning films as "The Day After Trinity," "Dark Circle" and "The Fall of the I-Hotel."

Since migrating to Australia in 1989, Marsha has continued to make programs with peace, women’s rights, and humanitarian themes. Working with the International Women’s Development Agency, she wrote and directed "Lihok Pilipina: Women on the Move," about a micro-credit program in the Philippines. She was researcher for "The Sleep of Reason," a film about the nuclear nightmare and "Conspiracy," an expose of the Hilton bombing incident. She also teaches documentary at the VCA School of Film & TV and does volunteer work with human rights and community groups. (07/02)


Children of the Crocodile
A film by Marsha Emerman, 2001, 52 min., Color

This documentary tells the story of two young Timorese-Australian activists – one a high profile human rights worker, the other a performance artist a...



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