LIZ CANNER, Director / Producer / Camera / Editor
Orgasm Inc. is award winning director Liz Canner’s first feature documentary. Even before its release, Orgasm Inc. garnered awards and attention. Canner was recently named one of the top 10 independent filmmakers to watch in 2009 by Independent Magazine and honored with a Visionary Award from Dartmouth College for the movie.
Canner has created many innovative documentaries on human rights issues. Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, The World Bank and the IMF, her film on the effects of IMF and World Bank policy was one of the first documentaries to look critically at globalization. It was used by over a thousand organizations worldwide as an organizing tool. Recently, Canner was honored with a prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Next Generation Leadership Fellowship for creating innovative media projects that strengthen democracy. She has also been the recipient of a Radcliffe Institute (Bunting) Film/Video Fellowship from Harvard University.
Since earning her BA with Honors in both visual arts and anthropology from Brown University, Canner has received more than 40 awards, honors, and grants for her work. Her recent projects have been supported by foundations such as The National Endowment for the Arts and The Paul Robeson Fund for Independent Media. Her documentaries have been broadcast on television on PBS stations, cable, and internationally in many countries. They have screened at festivals like The New York Film Festival (Video Sidebar) at Lincoln Center and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. She has shown her work at numerous museums and galleries including Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the California Museum of Photography. She has served on the boards of directors of The Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers, the Boston Film and Video Foundation, White River Indie Films and Boston Cyberarts. She is the founder and director of Astrea Media, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating inventive media projects on social issues.
Orgasm Inc. - 2009
Hidden Tribe - 2006
Bridges – 2004
Moving Visions - 2003
www.symphonyofacity.org - 2001
Deadly Embrace: Nicaragua, The World Bank and the IMF – 1996/1999
State of Emergency: Inside The Los Angeles Police Department – 1993
Hands on the Verdict: The 1992 Los Angeles Uprising - 1992