Filmmaker Bios

Rick GoldsmithVeteran filmmaker Rick Goldsmith produced and directed the Academy Award®-nominated documentary feature Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996), broadcast nationwide on public television and cablecast on the Sundance Channel. He also co-produced and co-directed Everyday Heroes (2001), a documentary feature about AmeriCorps (the domestic Peace Corps). Goldsmith was writer and editor on two recent one-hour documentaries, Judith Schaefer's So Long Are You Young (2006) and Abby Ginzberg's Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson's American Journey (2005), which was broadcast nationwide on public television in February 2008. He was born and raised on Long Island, N.Y., and came of age during the war in Vietnam. He studied architecture and dabbled in film at the Rhode Island School of Design. In 1975, he traveled west and has lived in the Bay Area ever since.

Judith EhrlichJudith Ehrlich co-produced and co-directed the award-winning PBS/ITVS documentary The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2001), a story of men guided by principle to take the unpopular position of pacifism during World War II. Daniel Ellsberg served as an advisor on that film. Ehrlich has also made dozens of prize-winning educational films and radio documentaries over two decades on subjects including the peace movement, education, citizen participation and low-income housing. Her clients include The American Friends Service committee; the National Park Service; American Red Cross; ACLU; the Packard Foundation; and the California State Library System. She is currently producing and directing a film on the internment and relocation of Italian Americans during World War II for PBS broadcast. Ehrlich was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Napa, Calif. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with honors in political science, and holds a master's degree in education with honors from the University of Vermont. She teaches documentary film at Berkeley City College.