Toby Perl Freilich wrote, directed and produced Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment, for which she won a 2008 grant from the Foundation for Jewish Culture’s Lynn & Jules Kroll Fund for Jewish Documentary Film. Inventing Our Life was released theatrically in 2012, and hailed by the NY Times as “fascinating;” “poignant… and thought-provoking… rises above standard histories” by Variety; and “excellent and recommended” by NPR, which remarked that “Freilich comes to her subject with a generous curiosity and a gift for digging beneath the usual debates.”
Freilich co-produced and wrote the documentary film, Secret Lives: Hidden Children and Their Rescuers, selected by Andrew Sarris as one of the ten best non-fiction films of 2003, featured on HBO/Cinemax, and winner of numerous festival awards.
For Secret Lives, Freilich was nominated for a news and documentary Emmy in the category of Outstanding Achievement in a Craft: Writing, and Secret Lives was nominated in the category of Outstanding Historical Programming.
Freilich was also co-producer of the Emmy-nominated RESISTANCE: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans, an independent documentary that was broadcast nationally on PBS.
Prior to that, she was a producer for the Garth Group, Inc., an internationally known media consulting firm specializing in political, corporate and public interest campaigns.
While living in San Francisco, Ms. Freilich was staff producer for Colossal Pictures, a special effects and animation company. She also researched and produced independent educational shorts and series on topics ranging from democracy to a special report on AIDS for the New York City Department of Health.
Freilich is a contributing writer to the magazines Tablet, Sh’ma, the Jewish Review of Books and the Forward, where she was awarded a 2007 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism.
Maura Moynihan is a journalist and author based in New York City. Ms. Moynihan attended high school in New Delhi when her father served at the US Ambassador to India, and spent many years working in Asia, with the Smithsonian Institution’s Festival of India in 1985, and as Radio Free Asia bureau chief in Kathmandu Nepal. From 1994-6 Ms. Moynihan worked at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. In recent years she has worked at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City. Ms. Moynihan created the letters anthology “Daniel Patrick Moynihan: American Visionary” edited by Steve Weisman, and is a proud supporter of the AAPSS Moynihan Prize, created by Sara Miller McCune after Senator Moynihan’s death in 2003.
Aaron “Shooter” Kuhn is an internationally acclaimed editor of documentaries, feature films and fictional television who has been working for over 20 years. His work has appeared on PBS, FX and many other channels. His many credits include the theatrically released documentaries, Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness, Colliding Dreams, Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, Operation Filmmaker. He also worked on the television series, Damages, starring Glenn Close, and Bloodlines, starring Sissy Spacek, Kyle Chandler and Ben Mendelsohn .