Trailer for The Wobblies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obfIweejag8
Filmmaker Deborah Shaffer will be present for a Q & A after the screenings.
About Deborah Shaffer
Academy Award winning filmmaker Deborah Shaffer began making social issue documentaries as a member of the Newsreel collective the ‘70’s. Her first feature documentary, The Wobblies (1979), premiered at the prestigious New York Film Festival and was recently inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. During the 80’s Shaffer focused on human rights in Central America and Latin America, directing many films including Witness to War: Dr. Charlie Clements, which won the Academy Award for Short Documentary in 1985. Shaffer directed one of the first post-September 11 films, From the Ashes: 10 Artists (2002), which premiered at the Sundance and Tribeca Film Festivals. She directed and produced To Be Heard (2010), which won awards at numerous festivals and aired nationwide on PBS. She has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Irene Diamond Lifetime Achievement Award by the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Her most recent film Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack (2020) premiered at DOC NYC in 2019 and had a virtual theatrical release in November 2020.