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John Zaritsky


John Zaritskyb. 1943

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John Zaritsky worked as a newspaper reporter for seven years, before exploring film. In 1970, he received a Ford Foundation Fellowship to study at the Washington Journalism Center for six months. In 1972, he won a National Newspaper Award for his investigative reporting at The Globe and Mail. As a producer-writer-director he has won more than 30 awards for his documentary films. Some of his major honours include an Academy Award® in 1982 for his documentary Just Another Missing Kid, a Cable Ace Award in 1987 for Rapists: Can They Be Stopped, a Golden Gavel Award from the American Bar Association for My Husband Is Going To Kill Me, a Robert F. Kennedy Foundation Award for Born In Africa, and an Alfred Dupont Award from Columbia University`s School Of Journalism in 1994 for Romeo And Juliet In Sarajevo. In addition, Zaritsky has won six Gemini Awards. He was artist-in-residence at the Graduate School Of Journalism, University Of California At Berkeley. The image above was taken at the 2010 Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

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Features & TV Movies:
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The Loser`s Game (TV-1977)
Charity Begins at Home (TV-1978)
Caring for Chrysler (TV-1979)

Just Another Missing Kid (TV-1981)
Bjorn Borg (TV-1983)
I’ll Get There Somehow (TV-1985)
The Boy Next Door (TV-1985)
Tears Are Not Enough (TV-1985)
Rapists: Can They Be Stopped (TV-1986)
The Real Stuff (TV-1987)
My Husband is Going to Kill Me (TV-1988)
Broken Promises (TV-1989)

Born in Africa (TV-1990)
My Doctor, My Lover (TV-1991)
Choosing Death (TV-1993)
Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo (TV-1994)
Murder on ‘Abortion Row’ (TV-1996)
Little Criminals (TV-1997)
Extraordinary People (1999)

Ski Bums (2001) Men Don’t Cry: Prostate Cancer Stories (TV-2003)
No Kidding: The Search for the World`s Funniest Joke (TV-2003)
The Wild Horse Redemption (2007)
The Suicide Tourist (2007)
Leave Them Laughing (2009)

Leave Them Laughing (2010)
Eccentrics (2014)
No Limits (2014)

TV Series – at least 1 episode of:
College Days College Nights (mini-series 2005)