Ron Lamothe
Ron Lamothe, founder of Terra Incognita Films, was born in 1968 and grew up in Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in 1990 from Tufts University, where he studied clinical psychology and political science. Following a 1990-1991 trip through Africa, Ron moved to Washington, DC, and taught at DeMatha Catholic High School for three years. After a 1995 sojourn in Prague, he relocated to Leverett, Massachusetts, and soon thereafter enrolled in the history M.A. program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. It was here that he also discovered documentary filmmaking, and in 2000-2001 began production on The Political Dr. Seuss. Ron moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 2003, to study African history at Boston University. In 2004 The Political Dr. Seuss aired on the PBS series Independent Lens. His documentary on Chris McCandless, The Call of the Wild, was released in September 2007, and following its 2007-2008 film festival run was picked up by PBS in 2009. In May 2010 Ron received his Ph.D. from Boston University. In addition to his filmmaking and academic work, he teaches college courses in African history and digital video production, most recently at Clark University, Holy Cross, Emerson College, and in 2009-2010 as a visiting assistant professor at Boston College. Ron currently lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with his wife Karen and two daughters, Madeleine and Parker.
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