Julie Winokur

Julie Winokur, Founding Director of Talking Eyes Media, is a writer and documentary film producer whose work has appeared on PBS, National Geographic Magazine, MSNBC and Discovery online, as well as in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post. Winokur’s latest project, Bring It to the Table, tackles divisive politics in America, and has been featured on NPR and MSNBC. Her film, FIRESTORM, aired on KQED and the Documentary Channel and was nominated for an Emmy Award. Her multi-year projects include the one-hour film Aging in America: The Years Ahead, and its companion book and traveling exhibition, as well as Denied: The Crisis of America’s Uninsured, which won the Jury Prize at the Media That Matters Film Festival and was featured on MNSBC.com. Winokur’s dynamic approach to documentary filmmaking drove her to turn the camera on herself in the short film The Sandwich Generation, in which Winokur and her husband, photojournalist Ed Kashi, chronicled their personal challenges caring for their two children and Winokur’s aging father. The film has been featured on MSNBC.com, AARP.org, MediaStorm, Good Morning America, The New York Times website, in National Geographic Magazine, and has been solicited by various organizations for community outreach and education on caregiving. Winokur’s other short films include, Fast Lane to the Future (National Geographic), documenting India’s new national expressway and its impact on the population, and Curse of the Black Gold, exposing the enormous costs of oil exploitation in the Niger Delta.