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Mark Benjamin

Mark Benjamin (born 1947) is an American documentary filmmaker. He is best known for the Sundance TV series Brick City and the feature film Slam, both of which were shot in his signature Cinema Verité style. Benjamin has worked throughout his career as a director/cameraman and his work in this area has produced such films as The Last Party, a 1993 political documentary starring Robert Downey, Jr., and Jails, Hospital, Hip Hop, an adaptation of Danny Hoch’s Danny Hoch highly praised one-man play. In addition, he is an executive producer with Forest Whitaker and Marc Levin on the Sundance Channel series BRICK CITY. One of his first films, the Jerusalem Peace (1977) was included in a New Directors series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Benjamin was the director of photography for numerous television documentaries including HBO’s The Protocols of Zion, Prisoners of the War on Drugs, Gang War: Bangin' in Little Rock, Thug Life in D.C., and Soldiers in the Army of God, and Discovery Channel’s CIA: America’s Secret Warriors.

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