Meet The Filmmaker: Martha Lubell
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Location: NY Chapter office: 1375 Broadway (between 37th & 38th) 2103
Reception: 6:30 - 7:00 PM ~ Program: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
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Martha Lubell will show her film, "Queen of the Mountain"
I am delighted to bring “Queen of the Mountain” to our “Meet
the Filmmaker” series. It is certainly one of the most fascinating and colorful
documentaries I have seen this year. “Queen of the Mountain” chronicles the
story of Theresa Goell, a pioneer female archaeologist. Born in
in 1901, she ignored the dictates
of her family, the social norms of her era, and the limitations imposed by her
own body (she was nearly deaf), opting instead for a life of challenge and
adventure as an archaeologist, a man’s profession at that time. In so doing, she
achieved her lifelong dream at the age of 50: leading the excavation of Nemrud
Dagh, a now-famous archaeological site in southeastern
. Broadway actress Tovah Feldshuh
reads from the letters of Theresa Goell.
Martha Lubell, the producer of “Queen of the Mountain,” is the niece of Theresa Goell. The New York Times called this film, “a strong, rich narrative with visuals to match." “Queen of the Mountain” was broadcast on PBS stations WHYY in and WNET in New York in March, 2006. The documentary won the Best Film by Jury and the Audience Award at the Archaeology Channel Film Festival in 2006 and first prize at the Explorers Club Film Festival. It has also screened at the Santa Fe Film Festival, the Icronos Film Festival in , the Agon Film festival in and the Women''s Film Festival in , Lubell co-produced and directed Daring to Resist with filmmaker Barbara Attie. The film was broadcast nationally on PBS. It screened at film festivals including the Double Take (now Full Frame) International Documentary Festival at , and the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at . The film won first prize for Holocaust Biography, International Jewish Video Competition, , and Grand Prize Documentary, Atlantic City Film Festival. Lubell''s other documentary films include Faces of the Holocaust and Crosstown.
Lubell was associate producer for the Discovery Network''s Emmy Award-winning series Teacher TV. She produced two documentary series for WHYY Public Radio: Hard Times for Dreaming and When a Plant Closes. She was a researcher for CBS News and ABC News in New York, and