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Producer/Director Faye Lederman holds MJ/MA degrees in documentary film and Judaic Studies from UC Berkeley and NYU. Her independent films include Women of the Wall, about the Jerusalem women’s prayer group, The New Old Country, about memory, nostalgia and history on Manhattan’s lower east side, A Good Uplift, about a bra store in the same neighborhood, and Hold the Soup about a matzo ball eating contest.
Faye was a field producer on Election Day (POV 2008) and is currently a consulting producer on Judith Hefand's Cooked. She has traveled extensively to self-distribute Women of the Wall and facilitate workshops for young women and girls using A Good Uplift. Her work has screened on PBS and in festivals, universities, museums, conferences and community/political organizations in the U.S., Europe and Africa. She served on the steering committee of New Day Films, a cooperative of independent social issue media makers and is a member of the Jews, Religion and Media working group at NYU. She has taught at the School of Visual Arts and the Skirball Center for Adult Jewish Learning. Her work has received support from the NY State Council on the Arts, the NY Foundation for the Arts, the Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Funding Exchange, and the Puffin Foundation. She and her partner Jeremy Nacht are completing a project about organic farmers using still photography and audio recordings.