A Healing Art

PBS Premiere: Aug. 17, 2010Check the broadcast schedule »

Filmmaker Bio

Ellen FrickEllen Frick's documentary work focuses on people who are facing extraordinary challenges and undergoing powerful changes. She has been on the production team for several recent projects broadcast on PBS-affiliated television stations, including: Perfect Illusions: Eating Disorders and the Family, a one-hour PBS documentary exploring the role of the family in the development of eating disorders in teenage girls; Pike Place Market: The Soul of a City, an HDTV documentary about the rich history, community and culture of Seattle's world-famous public market; and The Rhona Disaster, a one-hour documentary for PBS and the History Channel, about the sinking of a troop ship in World War II.

Ellen's recent film, Another Side of Peace, a one-hour PBS documentary, follows a joint Israeli and Palestinian support group of parents who have lost children in the conflict. They use their pain to cry out with one voice: "No More Death."

Ellen and her team, Fly on the Wall, won this year's POV | American Documentary Award for the International Documentary Challenge with A Healing Art. The 7-minute film is a story about artificial eye makers and their ability to rekindle hope for victims of tragedy.