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Amy Ziering


Documentary Filmmaker. Speaker. Social Justice Advocate.

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Amy Ziering


Documentary Filmmaker. Speaker. Social Justice Advocate.

 

“Whether making films that rewrite the conversation or speaking directly to you from her heart, Amy embodies the power of passion and humanity to
change the world.”

- Lyn Harris, Vice President of Communications, Breakthrough

 
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DOCUMENTARY Filmmaker


Amy Ziering's award-winning films are widely renowned as being some of the most socially impactful ever made.

DOCUMENTARY Filmmaker


Amy Ziering's award-winning films are widely renowned as being some of the most socially impactful ever made.

Amy Ziering is a two-time Emmy® Award winning and Academy Award® nominated documentary filmmaker.  Her most recent film, The Hunting Ground — a piercing, monumental exposé of rape culture in higher eduction—helped changed policies in dozens of states and hundreds of colleges and universities.

Her previous film, The Invisible War, a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape in the U.S. military, spurred Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to announce significant policy changes and catalyzed Congress to pen and pass 35 pieces of reform legislation.

Ziering also produced Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of powerful, closeted politicians and the institutions that protect them, and directed and produced Derrida, a film about the renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida who invented the concept of deconstruction.

Amy’s collaborations with global superstars like Lady Gaga, Silicon Valley power players like Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, and influential politicians like Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, have revolutionized the way documentary filmmakers and activists are creating change.  

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speaker


A charismatic, powerful and witty speaker, Amy galvanizes events with her unique insights about urgent social issues, sharing her knowledge, original analyses, and personal anecdotes with humor, passion and fierce intellect, inspiring audiences to engage with changing our world for the better.

 

speaker


A charismatic, powerful and witty speaker, Amy galvanizes events with her unique insights about urgent social issues, sharing her knowledge, original analyses, and personal anecdotes with humor, passion and fierce intellect, inspiring audiences to engage with changing our world for the better.

 

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Awards & Recognition

  • Two Academy Award® Nominations

  • Two Emmy® Awards

  • Four Emmy® Award Nominations

  • Peabody Award

  • Producer Guild of America’s Stanley Kramer Award

  • Independent Spirit Award

  • Senator Ben Allen’s Woman of the Year

  • Gracie Award for Outstanding Producer

  • Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking

  • Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize

 

 

testimonials

“Amy is a battle-hardened veteran of speaking truth to power, humbling our nation’s most formidable institutions with her sharp insight and cutting clarity. She ventures where others fear to tread, leaving her audience illuminated, instigated, and activated.”

- Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom

 

“Ms. Ziering's eloquent remarks about the importance of compassion and listening to untold stories brought the audience to tears. She has the ability to illuminate difficult issues with her powerful and engaging storytelling.”

- California State Senator Ben Allen

 

“Amy is a passionate speaker; she combines extensive research and hard data with personal narrative and real-world imagery to articulate a growing public safety issue powerfully.”

- Hector Balderas, New Mexico Attorney General

 

“Amy allowed her audience a glimpse into her life and her humanity;
in doing so there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.”

- Alison Bloom, Director of Development, SHALVA