Daniel Friedman

Portland, Oregon, United States


Currently based in Portland, Oregon, Daniel Friedman is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he taught for more than twenty years. After spending a sabbatical year studying film and video production in the Communications Department at the University of Michigan, he produced and directed two feature-length documentaries, both done in collaboration with Sharon Grimberg: 'Back-Alley Detroit': Silver Plaque from the Chicago International Film Festival. Distributed by Filmakers Library. 'Miss India Georgia': 'Award of Commendation', American Anthropological Association. 'Best Independent Video', New England Film & Video Festival. Broadcast in PBS primetime schedule. A graduate of Antioch College, Friedman earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Ohio State University and did his psychology internship at the University of Washington Medical School, Seattle. He has held positions at Massachusetts Mental Health Center and Boston State Hospital and has been a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center for Biomedical Ethics. Friedman's media work has been supported by an NEA/AFI Great Lakes Regional Fellowship and two Ohio Arts Council grants. In addition to work in documentary film, he has done radio features as a freelance reporter for WOSU-AM, Columbus, Ohio and WYSO-FM, Yellow Springs, Ohio.