Eugene Jarecki

Eugene Jarecki is an author and a dramatic and documentary filmmaker based in New York. His works include Why We Fight, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, Reagan, Freakonomics (segment), Quest of the Carib Canoe, Season of the Lifterbees, and The House I Live In. Why We Fight and The House I Live In were both winners of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, in 2005 and 2012 respectively. Jarecki attended Princeton and New York University. After working for some years as a director of stage plays, Jarecki turned to film. He is also the author of The American Way of War (2008), published by Simon & Schuster/Free Press. In 1992, after training at Princeton University as a stage director, Jarecki's first short subject Season Of The Lifterbees premiered at the 1993 Sundance Film Festival before winning both a Student Academy Award and the Time Warner Grand Prize at the Aspen Film Festival. His film The Trials of Henry Kissinger was released theatrically to critical acclaim in 130 U.S. cities. Winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and has been broadcast in over thirty countries.

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