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Dword_avatar Ellen Brodsky


Ellen Brodsky: Director
Everything we know about conflict, we learn as toddlers—here’s the hilarious proof.


Public Bio

Ellen Brodsky began filmmaking in 1995 after a 10-year career in education and public health. She co-directed with Dunya Alwan the award-winning short Dental Farmer ("Director's Choice," Black Maria Film Festival and "Best Doc," Rural Routes Film Festival). MOst recently she directed "What do you know? Six to twelve year olds talk about gays and lesbians" for the Welcoming Schools project of HRC. Currently she is producing her first feature length documentary about a theater troupe of LGBTQ youth and their straight allies. She is the co-producer of the feature documentary "At Home in Utopia" (directed by Michal Goldman) which was broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens in 2009. She directed "Only One Boss" a nine- minute short receiving its premier at Aspen Shortsfest in 2010. In 2008, she worked as the media consultant for the LEF Foundation’s Moving Image Fund. Outside of film, Brodsky has led a national training center on HIV prevention for the CDC, directed sexuality education programs in over 40 school districts, taught English in the Congo and has worked as a teaching fellow at Harvard University for classes on sexuality, creativity, and positive psychology.