Barbara Attie

Barbara Attie has worked with Janet Goldwater for many years. They are recipients of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts. Since 1990, Attie and Goldwater have collaborated on award-winning documentaries for national and international broadcast.

Barbara Attie produced and directed, DARING TO RESIST (with Martha Lubell), about three teenage girls in the anti-Nazi resistance, narrated by Janeane Garofalo. Broadcast nationally on PBS in 2000 and distributed by Women Make Movies. She also produced RUFUS JONES: A LUMINOUS LIFE (with Sharon Mullally, 2001), a profile of a leading Quaker who co- founded the American Friends Service Committee. Lastly, Attie produced SKIN AND INK with Maureen Wellner and Nora Monroe, 1989), an exploration of the tattoo culture.

Attie studied architecture and worked as a medical photographer before earning an MFA in film and media arts from Temple University in 1996. (01/20)

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Mrs. Goundo's Daughter


A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2009, 60 min., Color
Mrs. Goundo is fighting to remain in the United States. But it’s not just because of the ethnic conflict and drought that has plagued her native Mali....

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Maggie Growls


A film by Barbara Attie and Janet Goldwater, 2002, 56 min., Color
MAGGIE GROWLS is a portrait of the amazing, canny, lusty, charming and unstoppable Maggie Kuhn (1905-1995), who founded the Gray Panthers (the nation’...

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Daring to Resist: Three Women Face the Holocaust


A film by Martha Goell Lubell and Barbara Attie, 1999, 57 min., Color
Why would a young person choose resistance rather than submission during Hitler's reign of terror while her world was collapsing around her? In this ...

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