Festival Year: 2019

Amanda Pollak

Roles: Producer

Amanda Pollak has been making highly acclaimed documentaries for Public Television for over two decades. In 2001, she joined Insignia Films, where she produced the series, REPORTING AMERICA AT WAR. She then moved on to create over a dozen films for the national PBS history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, including SPACE MEN, about explorers who ventured by balloon into the stratosphere and helped pave the way for the American space program. She recently served as a series producer and co-director of THE GREAT WAR. Pollak was also part of the founding team for RETRO REPORT, an online series of investigative pieces featured on the front page of The New York Times digital edition. Her work has been recognized with three Emmy Awards, a Cine Golden Eagle Award, and the George Foster Peabody Award. In 2018 she received an MBA from Brown University.

Festival Year: 2019


Into the Canyon

(US, 2019, 84min)
Director: Pete McBride