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Books Not Bars
Director: Mark Landsman
Producer: Mark Landsman
Winner of the Criminal Justice Award
Mark Landsman, Producer/ Director
Mark Landsman is an independent producer, director and writer whose work is largely focused on documentaries and youth-based programming. He is also the producer and director of Peace of Mind, a feature-length documentary on coexistence and reconciliation among a group of Palestinian and Israeli teenagers and Postcards from Peje, a project he developed in conjunction with WITNESS and Balkan Sunflowers in the Kosovarian city of Peje.
Postcard from Peje was presented at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival and premiered at the 2001 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Lincoln Center. Landsman has produced several films programs for PBS and local PBS stations in San Francisco and New York, the Disney Channel, and in conjunction with SHOWTIME Networks, Inc. and PENCIL, he helped design and develop the first New York City Youth Video Festival, open to all public high school students. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WITNESS, Executive Producer
WITNESS, a partner of MediaRights, is a human rights organization rooted in the principle that â€œa picture is worth a thousand words.â€ WITNESS strengthens local activists by giving them video cameras and training in production and advocacy. Since their founding nearly 12 years ago, they have worked with over 200 groups in over 50 countries to right wrongs and end impunity for human rights violators. http://www.witness.org.
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