Laura J. Lipson  

Laura Lipson is the director, writer, and co-producer of STANDING ON MY SISTERS’ SHOULDERS. She also penned the lyrics for the film’s opening song FREEDOM WILL COME.

She fulfilled her elementary school dream to live in Paris, and had the opportunity to do that when she became an assistant film editor for auteur director, Raul Ruiz. She worked on two of his films: TREASURE ISLAND and RICHARD III.

She’s an award winning writer/producer/director ad has worked with ABC, CBS, TV One, New World Entertainment and Dick Clark Productions. She wrote and produced hundreds of television trailers and short form videos.

Recently, she has been a speaker for the State Department traveling to South Africa to talk to college and high school students and community members about filmmaking, interviewing techniques, mentorship, and the value of preserving grassroots history.

As a writer/producer director, she has worked on diverse projects including sizzle reels for ABC, a series for Veterans returning to civilian life, a short film for school age children about the US flag, and a World War II documentary story in Rome with the Sadoffs. She graduated with honors from UC Berkeley and lives in Washington, DC. (8/14)

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Standing on My Sisters' Shoulders

A film by Laura J. Lipson, 2002, 60 min, Color/BW

In 1965, when three women walked into the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C., they had come a very long way. Neither lawyers nor politicians, they were ordinary women from Mississippi,and descendants of African slaves. They had come to their country’s capital seeking civil rights, the first black women to be allowed in the…

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