Lorie Conway

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Lorie Conway is an American independent producer and filmmaker. Her work has received Peabody, DuPont and CableACE awards. In 1993-94, she was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University; she served for eight years as Vice President of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board and has served for ten years as an Associate of the Boston Public Library. Lorie Conway’s work on Forgotten Ellis Island, the first film and book about the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, was supported by three grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities. For over two years, her production company, Boston Film and Video, filmed the former hospital complex on Ellis Island. Recent film projects includes Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law, about one of the bravest lawyers in Africa -- who has been defending victims of Robert Mugabe's brutal regime in Zimbabwe. Tiny Ripples of Hope, a sequel to that film, is currently in development about a school named after Mtetwa which is teaching students about their human rights in Uganda.


*In development, Tiny Ripples of Hope, a sequel based on the film featuring Zimbabwe human rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa

*Everyonestory-Stories Worth Sharing, web based video series featuring profiles of individuals who live among us but whom we rarely encounter beyond an anonymous presence

*Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law, distributed by Journeyman Films


  1. ^ Griffin, Mark (6 December 2007). "Forgotten Ellis Island Film review". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 6 November 2010.