Four Winters


Against extraordinary odds, over 25,000 Jewish partisans fought back against Hitler’s armies; engaging in acts of sabotage, blowing up trains, burning electric stations, and attacking armed enemy headquarters. Shattering the myth of Jewish passivity, the last surviving partisans tell their stories of resistance in Four Winters, revealing a stunning narrative of heroism and resilience.

Phase of Support: Completed

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Julia Mintz

Julia Mintz - Director, Producer

Mintz’s work on documentary films focuses on inspiring narratives of bravery and resistance against unimaginable odds. She has been on the producing team for films shortlisted for Academy Awards, premiered at Cannes, Sundance and TriBeCa, and won Emmy, Peabody and festival awards. Her films can be seen on HBO, PBS, American Masters, Discovery, NETFLIX, Amazon, and are shown on college and university campuses across the country. As a writer, producer, and post production supervisor, Mintz has worked on many award-winning and celebrated documentary films including: Soundtrack for a Revolution, Nanking, Love Free or Die: Story of Bishop Gene Robinson, Joe Papp in Five Acts, California State of Mind; The Legacy of Pat Brown, Get Me Roger Stone, Equity, Bing Crosby Rediscovered, Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Mr. Soul!, Larry Kramer in Love and Anger, Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual and Muscle Shoals. Four Winters is Mintz’s Directorial debut.

Dan Sturman

Dan Sturman - Producer

Dan began his career working under legendary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, and since then has gone on to film rock stars, war criminals, Nobel Prize winners, Olympic gold medalists, presidents, and many thousands of ordinary people with interesting stories to tell. Dan’s films include Soundtrack For A Revolution and Nanking, both of which were short–listed for the Academy Award®, and the 9/11 documentary Twin Towers, which won an Oscar in 2003. His films have screened at festivals around the world, including Cannes, Sundance, Hong Kong, and Tribeca, and received numerous special screenings, including at the White House, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. Dan’s television projects include NBC’s Law & Order: Crime & Punishment, VH1’s much–loved cult series Behind the Music, and The Hollywood Complex for Showtime. Previously, Dan worked as a journalist for Reuters in London and for ABC News 20/20 in New York. A proud member of the DGA and WGA, Dan’s a magna cum laude Harvard graduate and a former staffer on “The Harvard Lampoon” humor magazine.

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