Judith Lit

After a childhood spent on her family’s farm in rural Pennsylvania, Judith earned a B.A. from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications and an M.A. in Theater Arts from University of Colorado. She began her filmmaking career as Associate Producer of internationally acclaimed DARK CIRCLE, a feature length documentary by Judy Irving, Chris Beaver and Ruth Landy, on the perils of the nuclear arms race and its link to nuclear energy production. The film garnered numerous awards including a National Emmy, Grand Prize at Sundance, Blue Ribbon at the American Film Festival and a Certificate of Special Merit from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Judith went on to produce and direct award-winning VOICES FROM THE CLASSROOM, a look at the crisis in American education, and AS SEEN ON TV, exploring the impact of television violence on young children. She was director of post-production for Teresa Tollini’s BREAKING SILENCE and Ruth Landy’s PLACES FOR THE SOUL, distribution coordinator for Pat Ferrero’s QUILTS IN WOMEN’S LIVES and HOPI: SONGS OF THE FOURTH WORLD, and was director of the San Francisco Women on Screen Film Festival. She has served on the jury of the San Francisco International Film Festival and the American Film Festival. In addition to directing and co-producing AFTER WINTER, SPRING, Judith is co-author with Jane Weiner of LES ABEILLES DE VÉZELAY, a documentary in production with Arte France about a village in Burgundy struggling to restore its biodiversity and to eliminate the use of pesticides. She is also completing a book entitled Other Harvests and for the last 16 years has divided her time between New York City and a small farm in the Périgord region of southwestern France.