Documentary filmmaker Anne Lewis has been making independent films since 1968. In 1982, she began a continuing association with Appalshop, an arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia, living there and making films about the local culture and struggles. Her film, Morristown: In the Air and Sun (2007), looks at issues of globalization and immigration through the plight of workers on both sides of the border. Some of her earlier films have looked at the nation’s working poor (Fast Food Women, 1991), domestic violence (Shelter, 2001), and labor struggles (Justice in the Coalfields, 1995). Lewis moved to Austin in 2000, where she is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin.
Photo credit Todd V. Wolfson.