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Sam Green

Sam Green is a San Francisco and New York-based documentary filmmaker. His 2004 film The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award, broadcast nationally on PBS, and included in the Whitney Biennial. Green was raised in East Lansing, Michigan and is a graduate of East Lansing High School. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. He currently teaches film and video at the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of San Francisco. Green's feature-length documentary film The Weather Underground focused on the group of young radicals of the same name, who during the late 1960s and '70s attempted to violently overthrow the United States government. The film premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for a 2003 Academy Award for Documentary Feature category. The award winning film interweaves extensive archival material with modern-day interviews to explore the story of the Weather Underground.




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