2014 Fall Lecture
Empowerment of Women and Peace Series
Co-sponsored by the Department of Women's Studies
Lisa F. Jackson, Producer/Director/Writer
About the Speaker
Lisa F. Jackson has been making documentary films for over 35 years, work that has brought her awards that include two Emmy awards and a Sundance Jury Prize. Sex Crimes Unit, her most recent film, is an unprecedented verite portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office as they work to bring justice to victims of sexual violence. It aired on HBO in June 2011. Jackson shot The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It won a Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, earned 2 Emmy nominations and was broadcast on HBO.
She is currently finishing a documentary about the epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses and the burgeoning movement of survivor activists who have begun holding their schools accountable.
Jackson studied filmmaking at MIT with Richard Leacock and has directed and/or edited dozens of films for PBS.
Colony Ballroom Adele H. Stamp Student Union University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742