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Abby Ginzberg


Co-director, Shaking It Up: The Life and Times of Liz Carpenter

Abby Ginzberg, a Peabody award-winning director, has produced compelling documentaries about race and social justice for over 35 years. Her latest film, Shaking It Up: The Life and Times of Liz Carpenter (co-directed with Christy Carpenter), premiered at SXSW in March 2024 in the Documentary Spotlight section. Her short film, Judging Juries, premiered at the Pan African Film Festival in February 2024. Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power won the 2022 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Documentary and is available on Amazon Prime and Starz. Abby produced A Double Life, which premiered at the 2023 Mill Valley Film Festival. Her other films include Waging Change, about the challenges faced by tipped servers forced to rely on their tips. And Then They Came for Us (2017) examines the connection between the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the Trump administration’s Muslim travel ban. Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa won a 2015 Peabody award and has screened at film festivals around the world, winning four audience awards. These films have all been broadcast on public television. Abby was the Consulting Producer on The Barber of Birmingham, which premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was nominated for an Oscar® in the Short Doc category.