Gerardine Wurzburg is an Academy Award®-winning documentary producer and director whose work has focused on using media to change our understanding and perceptions of people with different abilities.
Her films have had a major impact for social change. Major awards include an Academy Award® for the documentary Educating Peter, an Academy Award® nomination for Autism is a World, and the Cable ACE for Documentary Directing, among others. She is a recipient of three National Endowment for Arts grants, the Governor of Tokyo Prize, the Japan Prize, the Edward R. Murrow Award for Broadcast Documentary, and Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film, among others. She teaches on history of disabilities most recently at York University. At Princeton she was a Visiting Lecturer in the Council of the Humanities and Anschutz Distinguished Fellow. Her work is in the Broadcast Museum, the Lincoln Center Theater Library and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Library. Wurzburg’s papers are housed at the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at Syracuse University. She was a Rockefeller Bellagio Fellow and received an Honorary Doctorate from Syracuse University.
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