Behind the Lens

Digital Premiere: June 28, 2010

2010 Filmmaker Interviews

Judith Helfand

Season 8 - The Uprising of '34
Premiered on POV: June 25, 1995

Season 10 - A Healthy Baby Girl
Premiered on POV: June 17, 1997

Emotional and honest, Judith Helfand's documentaries inspire her audiences to get involved with social issues. Two of her documentaries The Uprising of '34 and A Healthy Baby Girl were featured on POV and received critical acclaim. In this exclusive interview, Helfand sits down with POV Series Producer Yance Ford to discuss her career making and producing films, what inspired her to become a documentary filmmaker and what she finds compelling about telling personal stories on film.


The Uprising of '34
Filmmaker Interview: George Stoney and Judith Helfand (2002)
Producer George Stoney and filmmaker Judith Helfand explain that getting their subjects to talk about the events of 1934 was their biggest challenge in making the film. (1 minute) Watch now ยป