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Associated Film:
Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Karen O’Connor


Co-Director, Joan Baez I Am A Noise

Karen O’Connor is an award-winning filmmaker. Her films, produced, written, and directed with Miri Navasky, include The Killer at Thurston High, an investigation of a school shooting that won a Banff Award; The Suicide Plan, an Emmy-nominated film that delves into the hidden world of assisted suicide; the Emmy-nominated The New Asylums, a wrenching portrait of mentally ill prisoners, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize Journalism Award; the Emmy award-winning The Undertaking, a moving exploration of mortality and grief told through the perspective of renowned poet-undertaker Thomas Lynch; and the Emmy-nominated Growing Up Trans, a powerful and personal exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender children, and their parents, which was shortlisted for a Peabody Award and won a DuPont Columbia Award.