Introduction (2-3 lines)
Rebecca Snedeker is an Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker and writer whose work supports human rights, creative expression and her native city, New Orleans. Her New Day Films By Invitation Only and Land of Opportunity rupture clichés about life in the South. Snedeker recently co-authored Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas, a book of 22 imaginative maps and accompany essays, with Rebecca Solnit (University of California Press).
Snedeker’s directorial debut, By Invitation Only(2006), premiered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and screened at festivals, conferences and PBS stations nationwide. Snedeker has produced Land of Opportunity(ARTE France, 2010), Siskel/Jacobs Productions’ Witness: Katrina (National Geographic Channel, 2010) and Choices, featuring Terence Blanchard and Dr. Cornel West (Concord Records, 2009). As Archival Researcher and/or Associate or Consulting Producer, she has contributed to numerous documentaries, including Shell Shocked, a New Orleans documentary about Youth and Gun Violence (Jail Education Solutions, 2014), A Village Called Versailles (Independent Lens, 2010), Faubourg Treme: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans (National PBS Broadcast, 2007), and Desire: The Teenage Girls Documentary Project (Free Speech TV, 2007).
Snedeker serves on the board of Video Veracity, a fiscal agent for independent media projects, and is an active member of New Day Films, the 40-year-old filmmaker-owned distribution company. Formerly, she served on the boards of the New Orleans Film Society and Patois: the New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival. Snedeker received her B.A. in Fine Arts from Wesleyan University.