Episode # 6 February 20, 2008
One on one discussion with documentary filmmaker
Steve James produced, edited, and directed Hoop Dreams, winner of every major critics prize including a Peabody and Robert F. Kennedy Award. Other award winning films include Sundance award winner, Stevie; IDA winning miniseries The New Americans; The Interrupters, which won an Emmy, Independent Spirit Award, and the DuPont Columbia Journalism Award; and the Emmy-winning Life Itself, named the best documentary of 2014 by over a dozen critics associations, including The Critic’s Choice Awards, The National Board of Review, and The Producers Guild of America. His most recent film, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, has earned James a fourth DGA nomination, won the “Best Political Documentary” by The Critics Choice Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award.