Laurie Kahn
Laurie Kahn is interested in telling compelling, visually interesting stories that don't normally find their way to the screen. Laurie's film A Midwife's Tale was shown on the PBS series The American Experience and won numerous awards including a national Emmy for outstanding non-fiction. Her more recent film, TUPPERWARE! won a George Foster Peabody Award. Both films are used in classrooms internationally in courses on women's history, medical history, early American history, obstetrics, midwifery, 20th century history, marketing and gender studies. Laurie also conceived of and produced an award winning website,, that immerses its users in the hands-on process of piecing together the life of an ordinary person in the past. Kahn's independent film company, Blueberry Hill Productions, was founded in 1992. During the 1980s and early 1990s, she worked on many award-winning documentary series, including The American Experience, Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years 1954-1965, and Frontline Special Report: Crisis in Central America. She has been a consultant for the American Film Institute, The Smithsonian Institution, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Before working in film, she worked in radio for NPR's evening news program All Things Considered.
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