Samantha Farinella is a New York City-based filmmaker and founder of One Angry Woman Productions.

Farinella's latest feature length project, Hunting in Wartime, premiered on National PBS and has so far screened in over twenty-five venues including the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, The National Archives, the American Indian Film Festival, the Hanoi Cinematheque and the Cambodia International Film Festival. It recently won the Big Sky Award at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism in Documentary and the Excellence in Documentary Filmmaking Award at the Inwood Film Festival in NYC.

Her first feature documentary, Left Lane, won eight awards including honors in New Zealand, Paris and New York. It was featured in over forty festivals including Galway's International Film Festival, Frameline in San Francisco and Out in Africa (South Africa's Gay and Lesbian Film Festival).

She also has extensive television production and advertising experience with media companies including Viacom, The History Channel, Animal Planet, PBS, Hogarth Worldwide and JWT.

Samantha is currently an MFA candidate in Integrated Media Arts at Hunter College.

 

Films by Samantha Farinella

Hunting in Wartime

Hunting in Wartime profiles Tlingit veterans from Hoonah, Alaska who saw combat during the Vietnam War. The veterans talk about surviving trauma, relating to Vietnamese civilians, readjusting to civilian life, and serving a government that systematically oppresses native people. Their stories give an important human face to the combat soldier and show the lasting affects of war on individuals, families and communities.