Filmmaker Bio

Freida Lee MockMock is an Academy and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who won the Oscar for the feature documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision, which premiered on POV in 1996. She followed this with the feature documentary Return With Honor, about American fighter pilots surviving as POWs in North Vietnam for almost nine years. The film was presented theatrically by Tom Hanks and Playtone after its Sundance premiere. She has been nominated for an Oscar for the short documentaries Sing!, Rose Kennedy: A Life to Remember, Never Give Up and To Live or Let Die. Mock graduated with a degree in history from the University of California at Berkeley and attended UC Berkeley's Hastings College of Law. She lives in Santa Monica, California.