Janet Baus

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Janet Baus
Occupation film director, producer and editor

Janet Baus is a documentary film and television director, producer and editor. In 1993, she co-directed Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too with Su Friedrich, about activist group the Lesbian Avengers.[1] In 2003 she produced John Scagliotti's film Dangerous Living: Coming Out in the Developing World about gay and lesbian people in non-Western countries. She had worked with Scagliotti before, having a co-producer credit on his 1999 film After Stonewall.[2] Her 2006 film Cruel and Unusual, co-directed with Dan Hunt and Reid Williams, was a documentary about pre-operative male-female transsexual women in men's prisons.[3] It won the Michael J. Berg Documentary Award at the 2006 Frameline Film Festival and the Freedom Award at L.A. Outfest.[3][4] Baus has also won the Cine Golden Eagle, the Vito Russo Award, the Chicago International Television Award and the Gold Aurora Award.[5]





  1. ^ Blaetz, Robin (2007). Women's experimental cinema: critical frameworks. Duke University Press. p. 317. ISBN 0-8223-4044-5. 
  2. ^ "The Filmmakers". Official After Stonewall Productions site. 2003. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "'The Gymnast' wins best feature at LGBT film festival", San Francisco Chronicle, June 28, 2006, retrieved February 7, 2010 
  4. ^ "Janet Baus — Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Janet Baus". Women Make Movies. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 

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