Samantha Grant
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Samantha Grant is an independent documentary filmmaker, journalist, and educator. Through her company GUSH productions Sam has created work for PBS, CNN, ABC, MTV, NPR, PRI, FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE/World, and Al Jazeera International. Her first feature documentary, A Fragile Trust, tells the story of the Jayson Blair / New York Times plagiarism scandal. A Fragile Trust screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, had a theatrical release and a national PBS Broadcast on the award winning series Independent Lens. Sam also created the companion journalism game Decisions on Deadline to help educators teach journalism ethics. Sam’s second feature documentary, Daughters of the Forest, about a radical girls school in the forests of Paraguay, is touring the festival circuit and premiered nationally on PBS’s Global Voices. Currently, Sam is Producing a new doc called Survivors (Dir. Banker White and Anna Fitch) about the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone. When she’s not shooting, producing, or editing documentaries, you can find Sam lecturing at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism where she’s been teaching since 2007.