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The Filmmakers - Jed Riffe


Jed Riffe
Producer and Director
CALIFORNIA’S “LOST” TRIBES
Producer
RIPE FOR CHANGE

Jed Riffe has been independently producing documentary films for broadcast on public television in the US (PBS), and Japan (NHK) since 1975. Riffe is best known as the Producer and Director of the award-winning dramatic documentary Ishi, the Last Yahi, which enjoyed a 14-month limited theatrical release prior to its broadcast on THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. Riffe’s other independently produced public television documentaries include Who Owns the Past? on PBS’ INDEPENDENT LENS; Shut Up Sit Down and Listen for NHK-TV in Japan; and Rosebud to Dallas and Promise and Practice for regional broadcast on KERA-TV and KUSD-TV. Between 1999 and 2003, Riffe produced three HDTV programs in France, Brazil and the US. He most recently completed post-production on Waiting to Inhale, the first documentary to examine the national conflict over the legalization of cannabis for medicinal uses. Over the last thirty years, Riffe has produced a number of commercial and independent films, web sites, and interactive programs. He has a film, HDTV, and new media production company in Berkeley, California where he resides.

 

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