JUDITH EHRLICH and RICK GOLDSMITH, Directors/Producers
Judith Ehrlich and Rick Goldsmith, co-producers and co-directors of The Most Dangerous Man in America, are nationally known documentary filmmakers whose cogent and inspirational films deal with the themes of personal risk, conscience, dissent and commitment to ideals.
Goldsmith produced and directed the Academy-Award nominated documentary feature Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press, broadcast nationwide on public television and cablecast on the Sundance Channel. The film dissects American journalism throughout the Twentieth Century through the actions of a truly independent newspaperman, and offers a piercing look at censorship and suppression in the media. He recently wrote and edited Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey - a film on a pioneering and controversial African-American jurist.
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.
Collectively, Ehrlich and Goldsmith have produced dozens of prize-winning broadcast and educational films and videos over the last two decades.