The medium of film can transport us to imagined places, as well as deepen our awareness and understanding of the world in which we find ourselves. Turning a documentary lens to complex historical events and figures requires an ability to navigate tensions between underlying values and beliefs. Martin Doblmeier, who has been making documentaries for public television for decades, reflects on his work highlighting human values and the people and events that have shaped our lives.
About Martin Doblmeier
Martin was born in Queens, New York and majored in Religious Studies at Providence College in Rhode Island. He received a Masters of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University. He was a journalist covering religious news before starting Journey Films in 1985. Doblmeier has produced a variety of films for public television, including profiles of individuals such as Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Day and Rabbi Abraham Joshiua Heschel, as well as exploring the power of forgiveness and the role of chaplains in American life.
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