He is known in particular for programs about multiculturalism, and for his ten-title Inclusion series about people with disabilities. In addition to In the Shadow of Memory and Through a Glass, Lightly, Jacky Comforty's most recent producer/director credits include The Optimists, an independent documentary on the rescue of Bulgarian Jewry from the Holocaust; Step by Step: Heather's Story, a two-year longitudinal study of the inclusion of a little girl with Down's Syndrome into regular school/

Films by Jacky Comforty

Through a Glass, Lightly

This program about "outsider art" profiles three, self-taught Chicagoans. Each is a seeker--and discoverer--of hidden possibilities: in things thrown away, abandoned places, anonymous people, their younger selves. 

In the Shadow of Memory

A story of second generation and how tragedy trickles down and plays out.

The Optimists

The Optimists tells the story of how the entire Jewish population of Bulgaria was saved by brave actions of common men and women.