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EVC Documentary Team and Director Eugene Jarecki Partner Again

Updated: Jan 12, 2022

We are pleased to announce that EVC’s Youth Documentary Workshop is partnering again this semester with award-winning documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki and his team at Charlotte Street Films. Jarecki commissioned the EVC youth to produce a segment that will be streamed online as a special feature on their website as part of their newDrug Wars(working title) project, a feature-length documentary commissioned by the BBC and funded in part by ITVS.

EVC previously collaborated with Jarecki in 2005 when EVC’s team produced youth perspectives on Iraq War military recruitment segments for his documentary Why We Fightthat went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and the 2006 Peabody Award. EVC’s full documentary All That I Can Be won awards at the Media That Matters Film Festival and the Council on Foundation Film and Video Festival, among others.

Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker and author. Called “required viewing for every American” by Walter Cronkite, his documentary Why We Fight has been broadcast in over forty countries and released theatrically to over 250 cities in America. Winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, Jarecki’s prior film, The Trials of Henry Kissinger, was also released to critical acclaim in over 130 U.S. cities, and was broadcast in over 30 countries.


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