Frederick Wiseman

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  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Documentary filmmaker, Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer
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  • Founded Zipporah Films, Inc., through which he distributes his documentaries, in 1970.
  • Two of his films, High School and Welfare, have been designated National Treasures by the U.S. Library of Congress.
  • Is also a seasoned theater director, both in the United States and France.
  • Holds several honorary doctorates and fellowships from Bowdoin College, Princeton University, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, among others.

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  • 1990, Peabody — Personal Award: Winner
  • 2014, Venice Film Festival — Lifetime Achievement: Winner
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  • 1990, Berlin Film Festival — FIPRESCI Prize: Winner
  • 2016, Oscar — Honorary Award: Winner

Relationships

  • Gertrude Wiseman — Mother
  • Zipporah Batshaw — Wife
  • Jacob Wiseman — Father

College

  • Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States (BA, 1951); Yale University, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BL, 1954)

Details

  • Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Documentary filmmaker, Director, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer

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