Valerie Lapin Ganley
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Valerie Lapin Ganley is an activist and filmmaker. Her documentaries explore race, class, labor, and immigration. Her most recent film, The Long Ride, is about the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride that sparked the birth of the new Civil Rights Movement for immigrant workers. The film won Best Documentary at the Immigration Film Festival; Mención Honorífica at Contra El Silencio Todas Las Voces in Mexico City; and Outstanding Feature Documentary at Festival de Cine Latino Americano. Shalom Ireland, about Ireland’s remarkable, yet little known Jewish community aired on RTÉ, Ireland's national TV broadcaster, and has screened at more than 100 film festivals and community events around the world. Valerie won Emmy Awards as Associate Producer for KQED’s Price of Prosperity: Squeezed Out, and Heart of the Game. Valerie Associate Produced Not In Our Town, which aired on PBS; and Digital Divide, a four-part PBS series. She was the Research Director for Livelyhood, a PBS series; and Communications Director for We Do The Work, a series about the history, culture and issues facing working people. Valerie was Researcher on KCET’s Dropouts, which won an Emmy Award, and KCET’s Price of Progress. Valerie serves on the Board of Irish Culture Bay Area, sponsor of the Irish Arts & Writers Festival and is a screener for the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.

  • The Long Ride Trailer