Bite-sized blog post: Barbara Kopple

Barbara Kopple

BARBARA KOPPLE began her career working with the Maysles brothers and has gone on to win two Academy Awards for her documentaries, the first for Harlan County, USA (1976) and for American Dream (1990).

She has directed numerous documentaries and for the Emmy award winning television series Homicide: Life on the Streets.

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Barbara Kopple Reflects on Joys and Dangers of Filming ‘Harlan County, USA’

FILMOGRAPHY (from imdb):

 2015Shelter (TV Movie)
 2015Miss Sharon Jones! (Documentary)
 2015The ThankList (Short)
 2015/IHot Type: 150 Years Of The Nation (Documentary)
 2014We the Economy: 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss (Documentary)
 2013Vanity Fair: Decades (TV Mini-Series short) (1 episode)
 2013Running from Crazy (Documentary)
 2011A Force of Nature (Documentary)
 2011Gun Fight (TV Movie documentary)
 201030 for 30 (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 2009Woodstock: Now & Then (TV Movie documentary)
 2007Addiction (TV Movie documentary) (segment “Steamfitters Local Union 638”)
 2007High School Musical: The Music in You (TV Movie documentary)
 2007The Addiction Project (TV Series) (1 episode)
 2006Shut Up & Sing (Documentary)
 2005Bearing Witness (Documentary)
 2003I Married… (TV Series)
 2002Confident for Life: Kids & Body Image (Video documentary)
 2002The Hamptons (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 2000My Generation (Documentary)
 1999American Masters (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
A Conversation with Gregory Peck (1999)
 1999Oz (TV Series) (1 episode)
Out o’ Time (1999)
 1997-1999Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (3 episodes)
Self Defense (1999)
The Documentary (1997)
 1998Woodstock ’94 (Documentary)
 1997Wild Man Blues (Documentary)
 1994A Century of Women (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1990American Dream (Documentary)
 1983American Playhouse (TV Series) (1 episode)
Keeping On (1983)
 1976Harlan County U.S.A. (Documentary)

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