Abby Ginzberg, is a Peabody award-winning director who has been producing documentaries about race and social justice for over 30 years. She just completed And Then They Came for Us about the incarceration of Japanese Americans and the fact that it is NOT a precedent for a Muslim ban or registry. She is the co-producer and co-director (with Frank Dawson) of Agents of Change, a documentary about the black-led student protest movement of the late 1960’s and its impact on the creation of Black and Ethnic Studies programs.
She produced and directed Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa which won a Peabody award in 2015 and has screened at film festivals around the world winning four audience awards for Best Documentary. It was broadcast on public television in July, 2016.
Abby was the Consulting Producer on The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement, (produced by Gail Dolgin and Robin Fryday) which was nominated for an Oscar® in the Short Doc category in 2012, premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was broadcast on POV.
Abby’s documentaries, Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey and Cruz Reynoso: Sowing the Seeds of Justice (about an African American and Latino judge) have aired on public television and been screened at film festivals across the United States and abroad and won numerous awards, including a Silver Gavel and CINE Golden Eagle for Soul of Justice.