JOAN BAEZ: I AM A NOISE
Musician, civil rights campaigner and activist Joan Baez has been on stage for over 60 years. For the now 82-year-old, the personal has always been political, and her friendship with Martin Luther King and her pacifism have shaped her commitment. In this biography that opens with her farewell tour, Baez takes stock in an unsparing fashion and confronts sometimes painful memories. She not only shares her successes but also speaks openly about long-standing psychological problems and therapies, about family, drugs, aging and questions of guilt and forgiveness. The film interweaves diary entries and a wealth of partly previously unseen archive material with extensive conversations with Joan, as well as backstage moments from the tour.
Award-winning filmmakers Karen O’Connor and Miri Navasky have worked together for over 20 years making powerful and provocative documentaries that personalize complex social issues. Their films have won numerous awards, including the Banff award, the Robert F. Kennedy Grand Prize for Journalism, the duPont-Columbia Award, and the Emmy. Maeve O’Boyle is an Emmy-award winning editor and producer. She edited The Education of Mohammad Hussein, which was shortlisted for an Academy Award. She co-produced and edited the Emmy-award-winning and 2014 IRE Award winning, Firestone and the Warlord.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Berlin International Film festival
Nashville Film Festival
JOAN BAEZ I AM A NOISE (doc.)
DIRECTORS: Miri Navasky, Maeve O’Boyle, Karen O’Connor
COUNTRY: United States
PRODUCTION: Mead Street Films
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