Dorothy Fadiman

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Dorothy Fadiman
Born (1939-06-03) June 3, 1939 (age 79)
OccupationFilmmaker, director, producer
SpouseJames Fadiman

Dorothy Fadiman (born June 3, 1939 in Pennsylvania) is an Oscar-nominated[citation needed] American documentary filmmaker, director, and producer.


Dorothy Fadiman was raised in Pennsylvania and is married to psychologist and published author, James Fadiman. She is the mother of Renee Fadiman and Maria Fadiman. She attended University of Pittsburgh and Penn State, and received an MA from Stanford University.


Since 1976, Fadiman has been producing documentaries with a focus on social justice and human rights.


Other Projects[edit]

  • Producing with Passion: Making Films That Change the World (2008) with Tony Levelle, ISBN 978-1932907445
  • Open Secret: The Poetry of Rumi (1989 and 1993) with Coleman Barks


  • OSCAR nomination, Best Documentary Short.[3][4] (1992)
  • Emmy Award (1996)
  • Gold Medal, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY, Atlanta International Film/Video Festival
  • Critics Choice Award, Broadcast Film Critics
  • "FREDDIE," The International Medical Media Award[5]
  • Gold Hugo, The Chicago International Film Festival
  • BEST TELEVISION DOCUMENTARY, The EMMA, Exceptional Merit Media Award, National Women's Political Caucus
  • Gold Apple, National Educational Media Festival
  • BRONZE CHRIS, Columbus International Film Festival
  • BLUE RIBBON, American Film and Video Festival
  • BEST DOCUMENTARY, The "Joeys" San Jose Film Festival
  • SILVER PLAQUE, Chicago Film Festival
  • BRONZE STAR, Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival
  • SILVER APPLE, National Educational Film and Video Festival
  • GOLD MEDAL, Religious Educators Media Award
  • CHRIS AWARD, Columbus Film Festival
  • FIRST PRIZE, Whole Life Expo Media Festival/San Francisco
  • GOLD MEDAL, Virgin Islands/Miami International Film Festival
  • FIRST PLACE AWARD, Bilbao Film International Film Festival (Spain)


  1. ^ "World peace on the grassroots level". Palo Alto Weekly Online. Retrieved 30 Oct 2013.
  2. ^ "World Peace Is A Local Issue". United Nations Film Festival. Retrieved 3 Nov 2013.
  3. ^ "NY Times: When Abortion Was Illegal: Untold Stories". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-04.
  4. ^ "65th Academy Awards". Wikipedia. Retrieved 16 Aug 2018.
  5. ^ "WOMAN BY WOMAN: NEW HOPE FOR THE VILLAGES OF INDIA". October 2002. Retrieved May 3, 2012.

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