Julie M. Gustafson is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of public policy and individual lives. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, many of her works have been aired on PBS and exhibited in festivals, museums and schools in the U.S. and abroad.  Between 1975 and 1989, Gustafson was Co-Director of Global Village, a non-profit, media arts center based in New York City.  She also co-directed The Global Village Annual Documentary Festival, hosted in its later years by Joseph Papp’s Public Theater and The Museum of Modern Art. 

An educator, as well as an artist and curator, Gustafson taught for many years at The New School for Social Research in New York City.  She was a member of the graduate and undergraduate faculties of The Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, both in Philadelphia.  Currently, she is an Artist in Residence at the University of New Orleans Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts Department.




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© 2007 Julie Gustafson “Presents the most insightful portrayal of teenaged girls' decision-making and sexuality ever available in film or print. Gustafson and the young ladies (her teenage collaborators) together capture moments that brilliantly speak to American understanding of class and race, as well as the whole process of growing–up. Poignant and touching, the film is suitable for women’s studies, sociology, 
American & cultural history, urban and rural history.

Susan Tucker
Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University
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