Laura Seltzer-Duny (Filmmaker & Impact Director)

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Laura Seltzer-Duny is an award-winning PBS documentary and educational filmmaker who has been producing social justice and historical documentaries featuring unsung heroes for over 20 years. She has a special interest in telling stories about migration, the plight of refugees, and their efforts to resettle - including films LAS ABOGADAS and Emmy Nominated NOBODY WANTS US - both distributed by New Day. Laura is based in the Washington, DC area and will travel around the globe for a cause she believes in.

Laura Seltzer-Duny has been producing and directing award-winning documentaries and educational programs for over 20 years. Her work has aired on PBS, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, the History Channel, and Discovery Channels.

She founded Seltzer Film & Video in 2010 to produce films that inspire change for causes she believes in. Her first independent PBS film LAST BOAT OUT (2010) is about water quality in the Chesapeake Bay and its effect on a family of Virginia Watermen. Her Emmy Nominated PBS film NOBODY WANTS US (2020) is about Holocaust refugees escaping war-torn Europe and hoping to find safety in the United States. Laura’s most recent film LAS ABOGADAS (2023) is about attorneys on the front lines of today’s migrant crisis. She is currently developing a film about America’s first Contraband community during the Civil War.

Laura has produced educational video programming for the National Institutes of Health, the National Library of Medicine, PBS’s Classroom Close-Up, the Center for Telehealth and Technology, and the Department of Education. She has taken this expertise and created educational programming to accompany NOBODY WANTS US which complies with US History, Social Studies, and Language Arts, standards of learning for the classroom.

Laura works primarily in the Washington, DC area and travels around the globe for causes she believes in.

New Day Films by Laura Seltzer-Duny (Filmmaker & Impact Director)

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