Behind the Lens

Digital Premiere: June 28, 2010

2010 Filmmaker Interviews

Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt

Season 12 - Live Free or Die
Premiered on POV: September 26, 2000

Season 19 - The Education of Shelby Knox
Premiered on POV: June 21, 2005

Marion Lipschutz
and Rose Rosenblatt are filmmaking partners whose films include The Education the Shelby Knox (POV 2005), about a Baptist Texas teenager fighting for comprehensive sex education in her school, and Live Free or Die (POV 2000), the story of Wayne Goldner, a New Hampshire doctor who was banned from teaching in his children's schools because he provides abortions. They have also produced Fatherhood USA, a PBS miniseries exploring contemporary fatherhood, and The Abortion Pill, about the history and controversy over the French drug RU486. In this interview, the filmmakers talk about feminism and film, their collaborative filmmaking process and share their advice with young filmmakers.


Live Free or Die
Filmmaker Interview: Marion Lipshutz and Rose Rosenblatt (2000)
Live Free or Die follows the story of a doctor who provides abortions as his standard OB-GYN practice and the controversy it incites in a small New Hampshire town. Lipschutz and Rosenblatt describe how their film portrays American free speech and democracy, and how it can inspire or discourage courage and fear in a community. (3 minutes) Watch now »

The Education of Shelby Knox
Filmmaker Interview: Rose Rosenblatt and Marion Lipshutz (2005)
Rosenblatt and Lipschutz talk about their experience making The Education of Shelby Knox, and about what they themselves learned through the process. (2 minutes) Watch now »