Taggart Siegel

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Taggart Siegel

Taggart Siegel is an American documentary filmmaker. For 30 years, he has produced and directed Emmy-nominated, award-winning documentaries and dramas that reflect cultural diversity. He is co-founder of Collective Eye Films, a nonprofit media production and distribution organization.


The Real Dirt on Farmer John (2005) has won 31 international film festival awards,[1] including the 2005 Nashville Film Festival Reel Current Award selected by Al Gore.[2] The film was featured on Independent Lens.[3]

The Disenchanted Forest (1999) follows endangered orphan orangutans on the island of Borneo as they are rehabilitated and returned to their rainforest home. It centres on the three main Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOS) projects - Wanariset, Nyaru Menteng and Mawas. It is narrated by Brooke Shields.[4]

The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America and Between Two Worlds follow the story of Hmong people adapting to life in America. Both films have aired on Public Broadcasting Corporation. Between Two Worlds was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2004.[5]



Year Film Credit
1984 Bitter Harvest Director/Producer/DP/Editor
1986 Between Two Worlds Director/Producer/Editor
1988 Blue Collar and Buddha Director/Producer
1990 Heart Broken In Half Director/Producer/Editor
1999 The Disenchanted Forest Producer/DP
2001 The Split Horn: Life of a Hmong Shaman in America Director/Producer/DP/Editor
2005 The Real Dirt on Farmer John Director/Producer/DP
2010 Queen of the Sun Director/Producer
2016 Seed: The Untold Story Director

Fictional Work[edit]

Year Film Credit
1983 Affliction Director/Producer/DP/Editor
1989 Ember Days Director/Producer/Editor
1994 Body Memories Director/Producer
1995 Shadow of the Pepper Tree Director/Producer
1996 Destroying Angel Producer
1998 The Beloved Producer


  1. ^ "Angelic Organics - Awards & Honors". www.angelicorganics.com. Retrieved Dec 23, 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.nashvillefilmfestival.org/Archives/2005AwardWinners/tabid/126/Default.aspx [dead link]
  3. ^ "Independent Lens . THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN | PBS". www.pbs.org. Retrieved Dec 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "Welcome To Alchemy Films". Alchemy Films. Retrieved Dec 23, 2019.
  5. ^ "News Emmy Awards". www.emmyonline.org. Archived from the original on 16 August 2004. Retrieved 17 January 2022.

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