The Filmmakers

March 17, 2015

Roberta Grossman

An award-winning filmmaker with a passion for history and social justice, Roberta Grossman has written and produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television. Her most recent film Hava Nagila (The Movie) was opening or closing night in 40 film festivals!  Her 2008 film, Blessed Is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh won awards at 13 film festivals, aired on the PBS series Independent Lens and was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. Grossman was the series producer and co-writer of 500 Nations, the CBS mini-series on Native Americans hosted by Kevin Costner. Grossman’s feature documentary, Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action, premiered in February 2005, and screened and won awards at more than forty festivals worldwide. Other writing and producing credits include In the Footsteps of Jesus, a four-hour special for the History Channel; Hollywood & Power: Women on Top, a special for AMC; The Rich in America: 150 Years of Town and Country Magazine for A&E; The History of Christianity: the First Thousand Years, a four-hour special on A&E; Medal of Honor, a six-part television series produced forU.S. News & World Report; and Heroines of the Hebrew Bible and Judas for the A&E series Mysteries of the Bible. Grossman is currently directing Above and Beyond: The Birth of the Israeli Air Force.