Roberta Grossman

Co-Executive Director

An award-winning filmmaker, Roberta Grossman co-founded the non-profit production company Katahdin Productions and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Writers Guild of America. She has written, directed, and produced more than 40 hours of film and television. Grossman released Who Will Write Our History in 2018.  Also in 2018, Grossman co-directed and produced the Netflix Original Documentary Seeing Allred, about women’s rights attorney Gloria Allred. Seeing Allred premiered in competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. In 2014, Grossman directed Above and Beyond for producer Nancy Spielberg. Grossman’s 2012 Hava Nagila (The Movie) was the opening or closing night film at more than 30 film festivals. Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh, Grossman’s 2008 film, was shortlisted for an Academy Award, aired on PBS/Independent Lens and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy. Grossman produced the soon-to-be released Vishniac (2023), Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, which aired on PBS/American Masters in 2014, and was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the eight-hour CBS series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner. Her film Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action aired on PBS in 2005.

Grossman received the Taube Jewish Peoplehood Award in 2020. The award honors Jewish men and women who have worked to foster pride in Jewish identity and heritage for new generations, making a uniquely Jewish contribution to global culture. Grossman is currently writing, producing, and directing a series of films for the new Lost Shtetl Museum in Lithuania.