Tami Gold

Tami Gold

President Director
Tami Gold Films

Full Bio
I am a mother and have six grandchildren. I am also a documentary filmmaker, educator and artist. I was born in the Bronx, NY and was raised is Levittown, LI, Queens and Union City, NJ.



Following high school I studied at Friends World College in Mexico, Cuba and hitchhiked throughout Central and South America. While in Cuba I studied with the renown Cuban documentary filmmaker Santiago Alvarez whose teachings and films have had an everlasting impact on me. When I returned to New York City I joined the Newsreel Film collective, which was a production and distribution company founded in 1967 in response to the political turmoil that surrounded the Vietnam war, Civil Rights struggle and the Women_x0019_s movement. It was during this time that I made my first film, MY COUNTRY OCCUPIED.



During the early 1970_x0019_s I wanted to get involved with direct organizing taking place in communities and factories. I left filmmaking and got a job at Maxwell House Coffee as an assemble-line worker in Hoboken, NJ. A

Professional Credits
Producer/Director - Every Mother_x0019_s Son. Juggling Gender: Politics, Sex and Identity. Out At Work: Lesbian And Gay Men On The Job. Another Brother. Passionate Politics: The Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch. Signed, Sealed and Delivered Labor Struggle in the Post Office. RFK In The Land of Apartheid: A Ripple Of Hope. Puzzles: When hate Came to Town. Making A Killing.
Industry Awards
Rockefeller, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships. Tribeca Audience Award. Urban Visionaries Award/Museum of Television and Radio. Excellence in the Arts Award from the Manhattan Borough President. Cine Golden Eagle Award, GLAAD Outstanding Documentary Award, CINE Golden Eagle Award. Chicago International Film Festival _x0013_ Gold Hugo. New York Festivals International Film Festival _x0013_ World Gold Medal. Prized Pieces International Film Competition Community Choice, 1st Place Winner for Public Affairs Documentary. My films have been presented at the MOMA, the Whitney, The Chicago Arts Institute, The Kennedy Center, the American and British Film Institutes, Sundance, Tribeca and The New York Film Festival, Slamdance and in over 150 film festivals worldwide.
NYWIFT Committees
International, New Works Lab
Content Types
Documentary, Media/Art Installation
Occupations
Director, Educator, Producer
Countries Worked In
Cuba
Other Countries Worked In
Palestine - The West Bank
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