Dorothy Fadiman – Home Page

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Radiance RADIANCE The Experience of Light Explores spiritual illumination in faiths throughout the world.
Woman By Woman WOMAN by WOMAN New Hope for the Village of India Follows progressive change for women in the villages of India.
Stealing America STEALING AMERICA Vote By Vote Documents election irregularities in the United States.
Why Do These Kids Love School? WHY DO THESE KIDS LOVE SCHOOL? Visits schools which value direct experience and creative thinking.
Seeds Of Hope SEEDS of HOPE HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia Five films about efforts to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Motherhood By Choice, Not Chance CHOICE: Then & Now Three films about abortion from the backalleys to the Supreme Court and beyond.
Moment By Moment MOMENT by MOMENT The Healing Journey of Molly Hale Progress which surpasses medical predictions for a spinal cord injury.
Shattering the Myth of Aging SHATTERING the MYTH of AGING People in their 70's 80's and 90's who are becoming stronger and more active as the years go by.
Open Secret
OPEN SECRET The Poetry of Rumi Words of the original Whirling Dervish, with

music, read by Coleman Barks & Dorothy Fadiman



All of the films offered on this site are the result of my working with an incredible team of filmmakers, videographers, editors, musicians, interviewees, students, and many other talented people. By clicking on an image in the left hand column, you can view, and then download or purchase any of the documentaries we've created over the last 30 years. My production company, Concentric Media, focuses on issues of social justice and human rights. Honors for the films include an EMMY, an OSCAR nomination, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Medal. Subjects of my work range from progressive education to holistic healing; from the universal connection within faiths throughout the world, to election integrity in the United States. The work includes several series, a trilogy on women's reproductive rights as well as a five-part series on HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia. My book, PRODUCING with PASSION (co-authored with Tony Levelle) overviews three decades in production. The reflections in it follow my career and offer specific suggestions for independent filmmakers and other visionary artists to use in their work as they find their OWN voices.

All the films mentioned on this site are available for sale and/or free download.


Dorothy was honored at the
San Francisco Women's Film Festival
Awards Reception

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Brava Theater Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

SFIWFF 2014 hosted a reception celebrating the achievements of SF Bay Area Women in Film, Television and the Media. So come mix and mingle with filmmakers, film industry guests and filmgoers at this Closing Day celebration! Enjoy complimentary Wine from BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY and culinary bites while supplies last.

Dorothy's Radio Interview on
Culture Lens: Film Criticism & Creation
KZSU Stanford University Radio
with the host, Laki Sarah

Please click here to visit the show's web page

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SATURDAY, Dec 7, 2013 – 6:30-8 pm
Riverview Towers – 52 Garetta Street
Pittsburgh, PA (Squirrel Hill)
Parking is available in the
Upper Lot by Weinberg Village

Join us for an evening of documentary films
Light refreshments will be served after the screening
Please click here to read an article about the event
Please click here to see the event flyer


Organizing for Change in Mid-Peninsula Communities
The event was hosted by Paul George of the
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

Dorothy premiered her film
WORLD PEACE is a Local Issue
October 25, 2013
Lucie Stern Ballroom
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto
Please click here to see the flyer for details

Dorothy was a guest on the TV show hosted
by Audrey Daniel called Culture Connect

Here are the links to stream the
two parts of the show
Dorothy – June 2013, Part 1/2
Dorothy – June 2013, Part 2/2


Dorothy was a guest at an event hosted by
Stanford University's School of Education
SiCa and Camera As Witness

WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2013 7:00PM
Annenberg Auditorium
Cummings Art Building, Stanford University

Following the screening panel discussion with Academy Nominated filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, Director of Special Projects at Ipas Traci Baird and the Co-Chair of Stanford Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Leah Judge, moderated by Camera As Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF Jasmina Bojic
Co-presented with Students for Reproductive Justice, Stanford Law Students for Reproductive Justice, Stanford Medical Students for Choice, Women's Community Center

FREE and open to the general public

Please click here to see the event's flyer


Tuesday, March 5, 7:00 PM

Women's History Month Special TV Show
The Struggle for Rights & Equality
Past, Present, Future

Community Media Center
900 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto

Stanford Students for Choice
Free and open to all

Live TV broadcast on Mid-Peninsula cable channel 27.
Live webcast at Media Center website (select ch 27)
Free and open to all. Wheelchair accessible.


Join PPAM, the National Council of Jewish Women, ACLU, and NOW to learn what the future holds for a women's right to choose in Michigan and what we can do about it.

Please click here to see the flyer for the event.
Please click here to register.


We are also launching a screening tour in which I will introduce the films and clips, and hold an open discussion after the screenings. I know from 35 years of filmmaking, that a film comes alive when I take it on the road, and show it as widely as possible.
We are having our preview screening tour kickoff with two events in Reno, Nevada. Then a full scale premiere in Philadelphia on September 27 in the First Unitarian Church in a hall that holds 500 people . After that, I'll be off to many cities including Pittsburgh, various cities in OHIO and at least four events Florida. Hosts include local affiliates of Planned Parenthood, Unitarian Universalist Congregations, the Philadelphia Women's Center, the National Council of Jewish Women, NOW, and many more.

Various of these events are being held on college campuses in order to reach out to a generation that has no memory of the back alley days


Exciting New Project-in-Progress!
Come to a preview launch of
Dorothy Fadiman's newest media campaign:
What do YOU stand to lose this November?
Aug. 23

Co-Hosted by PPJC
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center

Unitarian Universalist Church – 7 til 9 pm
505 East Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Explore the threat to women's rights & the
vulnerability of our elections from a fresh perspective!
What is new about this project?

Dorothy has created clips, culled from
her trilogy of abortion rights films
See a sneak preview of this new media, then
brainstorm ways to reach audiences nationwide!
Seating is limited to 40 guests.

Please click here for to see the flyer for this event


Dorothy and team are producing
short clips (one to five mins. each) based on key
moments from the three film series:

CHOICE: From the Back Alleys to the Supreme Court
& Beyond.

She is also making short clips from her film

Stealing America: Vote by Vote


On May 23, 2012 Dorothy and Producer Johanna Gereke
filmed a 30-minute TV Show at the Media Center in
Palo Alto as part of the launch of these
"mini-docs." The half-hour show was
rounded out with commentary
from a panel of guests who
discussed the current threat
to reproductive rights.

Please check back in August to find out when
the show on Midpeninsula Peninsula Channel and
when it will be available on the internet.


In honor of Women's History Month,
The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center
has invited Dorothy to be a guest on the
Award-Winning Monthly TV Program
Other Voices TV
Tuesday March 6
7-8 pm

Channel 27
Mid-Peninsula Community Media Cable


To honor Worlds AIDS Day on December 1, 2011, Johanna Gereke of Concentric Media produced a documentary special which focuses on:

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Lives of

Children in Africa

Please click here to see the 30-minute show.


Dorothy offered her one woman show, No Other Hands but Yours, her narrative monologue, with excerpts from her documentaries spanning 35 years, as a 45 min. (was 90 min.) live "one act" during a weekend of outstanding presentations!

The 2011 Women's Visionary Congress (WVC)was at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, EarthRise in Petaluma, CA from July 29-31, 2011.Please check the WVC website for details.


Our latest film


The Native American Vote in New Mexico & Beyond documents stories of Native people who are raising awareness about disenfranchisement in their communities through speaking out and taking action.

Available on DVD Click here to order