Lisa F. Jackson

Lisa F. Jackson has been making documentary films for over 30 years, work that has brought her awards that include two Emmy awards and a Sundance Jury Prize. SEX CRIMES UNIT, her most recent film, is an unprecedented verite portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as they work to bring justice to victims of sexual violence. Jackson shot her last documentary in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. THE GREATEST SILENCE: RAPE IN THE CONGO exposes the horrifying fate of women and girls in an intractable war. It won a Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, earned 2 Emmy nominations and was broadcast on HBO.

Jackson studied filmmaking at MIT with Richard Leacock and has directed and/or edited dozens of films for PBS including: Voices and Visions: Emily Dickinson. She has screened her work and lectured at the Columbia University School of Journalism, Brandeis, Purdue, NYU, Yale, Notre Dame and Harvard University and was a visiting professor of documentary film at the School for Visual Arts in Manhattan. (8/14)

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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo


A film by Lisa F. Jackson, 2007, 76 min., Color
Winner of the Sundance Special Jury Prize in Documentary and the inspiration for a 2008 U.N. Resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war, this extr...

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