Julie Dressner

Filmmaker
Reify Films

Juliane Dressner is a director, producer and cinematographer who makes character-based films that often focus on young people who are overcoming challenging circumstances. Her films have shed light on economic and racial justice issues in education and the criminal justice system (one example is The Scars of Stop-and-Frisk, which was published as an Op-Doc by The New York Times). She won the National Magazine Award for video for her short film, An Education, which was published by The New York Times magazine. Her other short films have been published by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Atlantic, New York magazine, and Buzzfeed. Her most recent film, PERSONAL STATEMENT, was nominated for an Emmy and broadcast on PBS. Juliane is currently leading the PERSONAL STATEMENT impact campaign.

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