Judith Ehrlich

Academy Award-nominated documentary film maker

Ehrlich co-produced and co-directed the ITVS documentary, The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It, a story of men guided by principle to take the unpopular position of pacifism in the face of World War II. This revealing look at questions of war, conscience, activism and the spiritual life of committed individuals was broadcast nationally on PBS in 2002 and rebroadcast in 2007. In 2003, The Good War won both major US history film awards and was selected for over a dozen major international film festivals.

With Rick Goldsmith, Ehrlich co-produced and co-directed The Most Dangerous Man in America, which was nominated for an Academy Award in 2010 and will be screened at the Sydney Film Festival. Ehrlich will appear at a public forum prior to the screening at an event partnered by the US Studies Centre.

Both Ehrlich and Goldsmith are nationally known documentary filmmakers whose cogent and inspirational films deal with the themes of personal risk, conscience, dissent and commitment to ideals.

We caught up with Judith Ehrlich during her visit to the US Studies Centre