Director: Andrea Weiss, Ph. D.

Andrea Weiss is an internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker and nonfiction author. Her many film credits include the award-winning documentaries Escape To Life, Seed Of Sarah, Paris Was A Woman, Before Stonewall (for which she won an Emmy Award), and International Sweethearts Of Rhythm, among others. Her award-winning books include Paris Was A Woman (Harper Collins, 1995; reissued Counterpoint Press, 2013), and The Shadow Of The Magic Mountain: The Erika And Klaus Mann Story (University of Chicago Press, 2008). Weiss has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, and the D.A.A.D. Artist Program in Berlin.  She  holds a Ph.D. in History and is Professor of Film/Video at the City College of New York.

Project Coordinator: Anjanette Levert 

Anjanette Levert is a journalist and an award-winning filmmaker. She studied journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and earned a Masters in Fine Art degree, specializing in documentary filmmaking, at CCNY. Ms. Levert began her career as a print journalist working at the Atlanta Daily News, The Jacksonville Times, The Santo Domingo News and The Atlanta Journal and Constitution. She transitioned into broadcast journalism at the advice of a childhood friend. She has since worked for: CNN, BET, CBS, ABC, ESPN and the Gospel Network, along with several start-up networks and websites such as