Carl Deal

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Carl Deal
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Born United States
Occupation Film director, film producer

Carl Deal is an American documentary filmmaker. He is the producer and director of the film Trouble the Water as well as co-producer of Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story and Fahrenheit 9/11.[1]


Carl Deal directed and produced, together with Tia Lessin, the Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water, their feature debut.[2] The film, which chronicles one remarkable couple’s survival of Hurricane Katrina and their journey in its aftermath, was also honored with the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and named Best Documentary Feature at the Full Frame Festival and the IFP/Gotham Independent Film Awards.

In 2009, Carl co-produced Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Storyand Fahrenheit 9/11, and was archival producer of Bowling for Columbine. He has contributed to many other films.

Previously, as a broadcast news producer and journalist, Carl reported throughout the US, Latin America and in Iraq. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, which awarded him its social justice prize, and has written investigative reports on environmental, civil and criminal justice for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Public Citizen.

Carl and his partner and collaborator, Tia Lessin, live and work in New York City.



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