Rob Fruchtman is director, producer and editor of documentaries and television programs. He won the 2002 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Director award for SISTER HELEN, which aired on HBO. He has won three Emmys for his work with PBS. SWEET DREAMS focuses on a remarkable group of Rwandan women as they emerged from the devastation of genocide and created a new future for themselves by opening their country’s first ice cream parlor. His most recent film, MOVING STORIES, follows six dancers from NYC’s Battery Dance Company as they travel across the world teaching some of the most vulnerable youth about expressing themselves through movement.
Steven Lawrence is a producer-director whose documentaries have appeared on PBS, MTV and A&E. He’s produced three films for director Michael Apted including MARRIED IN AMERICA, an ongoing doc about 9 marriages. His other productions, which have often focused on the arts and human rights, include THE FURIOUS FORCE OF RHYMES, a global look at hip-hop as protest music, and SARABAH, about Senegalese rapper Sister Fa’s campaign to end female genital cutting. His work has received an IDA Documentary Achievement award, 3 Cine Golden Eagles, the Special Jury Award from the Locarno Film Festival and the Golden Butterfly from Movies That Matter.