Mandy Jacobson

Mandy Jacobson is a multiple award-winning, two-time Emmy documentary filmmaker who has been working out of New York and South Africa for the past 10 years. She has just completed 4 documentaries on Nelson Mandela as part of SABC's flagship series to celebrate the former Presidents' global contribution to human rights. Jacobson's fieldwork has taken her across the globe including the USA, Brazil, Bosnia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Cuba, Mozambique and South Africa to make heard stories not typically covered by the mass media, stories that explore the passion and politics of different forms of truth-telling an and justice-seeking. (09/09)

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Calling the Ghosts A Story about Rape, War and Women

A film by Mandy Jacobson, 1996, 63 min, Color

An extraordinarily powerful documentary, CALLING THE GHOSTS is the first-person account of two women caught in a war where rape was as much an everyday weapon as bullets or bombs. Jadranka Cigelj and Nusreta Sivac, childhood friends and lawyers, enjoyed the lives of "ordinary modern women" in Bosnia-Herzegovina until one day former neighbors became tormentors.…

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