Lisa is a documentary filmmaker who has produced and directed
films for PBS and cable television for more than 20 years. Her
acclaimed film, Miss America, premiered at the Sundance Film
Festival before its broadcast on the PBS series American
Experience in 2002. Previously, she produced award-winning
films with Ric Burns, including New York, a ten-hour series
(PBS, 1999, Alfred I. duPont Columbia University Award), The
Way West (PBS, 1995), and The Donner Party (PBS, 1992).
Other films include Beauty in a Jar (A&E, 2003), and In the
Company of Women (IFC, 2004). Most recently, she directed a
seven-part series on the history of the Jews of Syria, The Syrian
Jewish Community: Our Journey Through History, including an
episode on Syrian Jewish Americans in WWII.
Maia has written and produced documentaries for PBS for many
years and has received two Emmy awards. Her previous work as
writer includes The Italian Americans (PBS, 2013) and Banished
(PBS, 2008), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Other credits include The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo (PBS,
2005); Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel
(AMC, 2001); Storyville: The Naked Dance (PBS, 1998) and
Listening to Children: A Moral Journey with Robert Coles (PBS,
1995). She was the writer of The Syrian Jewish Community:
Our Journey Through History.
Amanda has worked in documentary film and commercial
television for the past decade, most recently producing the
7-part series The Syrian Jewish Community: Our Journey
Through History. Her previous work includes 40th Anniversary
of Stonewall (PBS, 2009) and Waiting for Hockney (Tribeca
Film Festival, 2008).