Films that Explore the Racial, Sexual, and Environmental Conflicts of our Time
Richard Karz is an independent documentary filmmaker whose films have been broadcast by PBS, released theatrically, and screened with panel discussions at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Apollo Theater, Harvard University, J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference. He is also the producer of The Dream@50, a worldwide arts tribute to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
Karz is the producer of The Millennium Dinners documentary series, which includes “If Women Ruled the World” (PBS), “9/11/03: A Day in the Life of New York” (theatrical release), and “Legacy: Black and White in America” (broadcast by PBS under the title, Legacy: Being Black in America).
Karz was Chair and Executive Director of The Barnard Summit on Women, Leadership, and the Future, which was hosted by Barnard College in New York City and broadcast by American Public Television moderated by Gwen Ifill.
From 1992 to 1996, Karz was a producer for special programming at the two state television networks in Russia: Ostankino/ORT (Channel 1) and RTR (Channel 2). He arranged for the Russian broadcast of American and British programs and was Executive Producer on two of the prime-time “If” programs, hosted by Vladimir Posner: one dealing with women’s rights (sponsored by the MacArthur and Eurasia foundations) and the other dealing with intellectual property rights (sponsored by Microsoft).
U.S. Dance Producer
International Dance Producer
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