Ivy Meeropol

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Ivy Meeropol (born 1968) is the director and producer of the 2004 documentary Heir to an Execution. She is the daughter of Michael Meeropol and Ann Karus Meeropol and granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and adoptive granddaughter of Abel Meeropol (pen name: Lewis Allan) author of "Strange Fruit" and "The House I Live In". A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she served as a legislative aide to Congressman Harry Johnston (D-FL).[citation needed]

Meeropol produced her film, Heir to an Execution, to explore her family's conflicted views of the Rosenbergs' trial and subsequent execution. The film was featured at the Sundance Film Festival.

Ivy Meeropol also directed a six-part documentary series for the Sundance Channel entitled The Hill. It focused on the work of four young staff members at the office of congressman Robert Wexler (D-FL) as they responded to his electoral defeat in the 2004 presidential election. The documentary aired on the Sundance Channel in August and September 2006.

In 2016, Meeropol directed and produced the documentary film, Indian Point. The film explores the issues surrounding the use of nuclear energy by looking at the Indian Point Energy Center, located just 35 miles from the heart of New York City.[1][2]


  1. ^ Turan, Kenneth (21 July 2016). "Review 'Indian Point' sagely examines the nuclear power debate from all sides". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Jaworowski, Ken (7 July 2016). "Review: Is the Indian Point Nuclear Plant Safe? Nobody Knows". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 February 2017.

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