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Filmmaker Bio for Catherine Russo


E-mail: catherinerusso@gmail.com

Catherine Russo was born in Boston in 1950.catherine photo

She has an M.A. in communications from Goddard College and has been a media activist, teacher and producer for the past 40 years.

 

Her professional media positions include:

  • Founder and Coordinator of Provincetown Community TV, Provincetown, MA

  • Video producer for The Provincetown Public Library

  • Director of Community TV for the towns of Norwood and Westwood, MA

  • Dorchester Community Schools, MA, video teacher to inner city teens.

  • Video Instructor, The Boston Film and Video Foundation

  • Co-director of Telemanita, Morelos, Mexico, a video training and production center
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  • Director, Camera and Editor, “Safe Harbor” which tells the story of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980's Provincetown, MA

  • Director, Camera and Editor, “Abraca O Baco”, the story of a famous fishing schooner in the early 1900s

  • Producer, Editor, “The Promised Land” a continuing series of weekly public affairs programs produced for Community TV in Provincetown

  • Producer, Editor, Camera, “Dreams, Desires and Lunacies”, a documentary of a Latin American Women’s Conference attended by 800 women

  • Producer, Director, Camera, and Editor, “Enough Crying of Tears”,
    the story of the Comadres of El Salvador

  • Producer, Camera, Director, and Editor, “FEDEFAM” documenting the families of the
      disappeared in 14 countries in Latin America
  • Awards, festivals and grants:

  • Women Make Movies has distributed four productions

  • PBS bought and screened “Enough Crying of Tears”

  • An American Film Institute award of $10,000

  • Productions have won 5 first place festival awards
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