Sam Green

director, producer, editor

Sam Green is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker. His feature The Weather Underground was nominated for an Academy Award, broadcast nationally on PBS, and included in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His other award-winning documentaries include lot 63, grave c, The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, N-Judah 5:30, and Pie Fight ’69. His work has won awards and been featured in many festivals, among them Sundance, the London Film Festival, and Locarno, where he won the Critics Choice Award. Green has received grants from the Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and Creative Capital Foundations, and the NEA. He got his master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Green currently teaches at the University of San Francisco and the San Francisco Art Institute.

“I’m not trying to make a comprehensive history of utopia or an academic analysis of why this an anti-utopian time. I’m using the different stories to tease out, in more of an emotional way, ideas about hope and imagination of the future.”

— From an interview with Sam Green (click to read full San Francisco Film Society article – it refers to the film by its old working title ‘The Universal Language’)

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Dave Cerf

co-director, music

Dave Cerf is a filmmaker, musician, sound artist, and software designer. His earliest memory is when his parents replaced his crib with a mainframe computer. After graduating California Institute of the Arts, he moved to the Bay Area and began collaborating with other musicians, filmmakers, and media artists. He composed music for Scott Kennedy’s film OT: and Sam Green’s The Weather Underground, and performed live musical and sound accompaniment over the films of Jennifer Reeves, Pat O’Neill, and Melinda Stone, including her 2003 California Tour of abandoned drive-in movie theaters. Dave also tours both in the U.S. and internationally with Threnody Ensemble—a band co-founded with longtime friend Erik Hoversten. Other projects include Picture of the Day (a 365 long-exposure video-photo calendar), dramatizations distributed via radio and voice mail, and Shirley and Spinoza Internet radio (with sound designer Fausto Cáceres). Dave is currently a user interface designer at Apple, Inc., and is rapidly becoming the only person he knows without a cell phone.

Carrie Lozano


Carrie Lozano is a Bay-Area based documentary filmmaker and journalist. Among other work, she produced and directed the award-winning film “Reporter Zero,” about journalist Randy Shilts, and produced the Academy-Award nominee “The Weather Underground.” Lozano is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and completed a post-graduate fellowship with the school’s Investigative Reporting Program in 2009. She is currently directing an innovative project focused on multiplatform, collaborative investigative journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism, and is producing and directing a documentary film about jazz pianist Fred Hersch with collaborator Charlotte Lagarde.

Jasmine Dellal


Jasmine Dellal is an award-winning documentary director and producer based in New York. She founded Little Dust Productions to make artistic and entertaining films that, in some small way, may help make the world a better place. Dellal was raised in England, but also spent much of her childhood with a grandmother in India. Her filmmaking career began in Berkeley, CA, under the wing of the iconic filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Dellal’s documentary features American Gypsy and When the Road Bends… tales of a Gypsy Caravan both had theatrical, TV and DVD releases around the world. Now based in New York and London, Dellal is involved in all aspects of independent film work, from creation to distribution and extensive social outreach programs.

Andrew Black


Andrew Black is a Director of Photography whose work includes documentary and feature films. His work has been for theatrical and broadcast distribution and shown in festivals worldwide. Black worked with Michael Moore on Fahrenheit 9/11 and Sicko. He shot the Academy Award nominated The Weather Underground by Sam Green and Bill Siegel. His work airs widely, most recently on a national PBS broadcast of Mustang: Journey of Transformation, which was shot in a remote area of Nepal. He annually shoots the Emmy Award winning Global Focus, a PBS show featuring environmentalists from around the world. Based in San Francisco, California, Black travels extensively for work and has visited over 35 countries.