Turning Tide Productions
PO Box 864
Wendell, MA 01379
Call To Arrange
info [at] turningtide.comwww.turningtide.com
Independently produced documentaries and commissioned television news magazine segments
broadcast on CNN International, CNN, PBS, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, HDNet,
Black Entertainment Television, Link TV, Free Speech TV,
and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Robbie Leppzer is remarkably sensitive regarding the nuances of his
subject matter and protagonists. The result is filmmaking that is both
compelling and thought provoking." Geoff
Sundance Film Festival
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HDNet World Report:
• Nationally Broadcast on HDNet Five U.S. combat veterans share their riveting personal accounts from the frontlines of the Iraq War. A stirring testimony about the human consequences of war from those who have experienced it first-hand.Produced for HDNet World Report, a weekly hour-long newsmagazine program, broadcast nationally on HDNet. Filmed in HD.
HDNet World Report:
NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC HOUSING CRISIS
• Nationally Broadcast on HDNet An expose about the controversial plan by the U.S. federal government to demolish 4,500 public housing apartments in New Orleans displacing low-income African-American families two years after Hurricane Katrina. Produced for HDNet World Report, a weekly hour-long newsmagazine program, broadcast nationally on HDNet.Filmed in HD.
HDNet World Report:
NEW ORLEANS HOMELESSNESS CRISIS
• Nationally Broadcast on HDNet An expose about the dramatic rise of homelessness in New Orleans two years after Hurricane Katrina. Produced for HDNet World Report, a weekly hour-long newsmagazine program, broadcast nationally on HDNet.Filmed in HD.
BEATING THE ODDS • Currently Under Broadcast Review By Public Television
An inside look at three high-performing urban charter schools in the Boston area that serve mostly low-income, Black and Latino students, many of whom are several grade levels behind academically when they enroll. These schools set records for achievement and send the vast majority of their students on to college. Narrated by actress Sarah Jones.Filmed in HD.
IRMA'S JOURNEY • Nationally Broadcast on Black Entertainment Television
A chronicle of a unique spiritual and cultural pilgrimage to Senegal, West Africa by African-American storyteller, Irma Gardner-Hammond who, along with her 17-year-old son, Earl, make an emotional re-connection with their African roots.
ACT OF CONSCIENCE • Nationally Broadcast on Cinemax, Sundance Channel, Link TV
and Free Speech TV
• Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
• Produced in Association with HBO/Cinemax
Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, this feature-length documentary chronicles the story of two pacifists whose home in western Massachusetts was seized by federal marshals and IRS agents after they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending.
THE PEACE PATRIOTS • Broadcast on Free Speech TV
With opening narration by actress, Janeane Garofalo, this feature-length documentary is an intimate portrait of American dissenters reflecting on their personal participation as engaged citizens in a time of war.
CNN World Beat:
ANI DIFRANCO • Globally Broadcast on CNN International • Nationally Broadcast on CNN
A portrait of feminist folk-rock icon, singer-songwriter and social activist
Ani DiFranco. Produced for World Beat, a weekly half-hour newsmagazine program devoted to world music, which was globally broadcast on CNN International, and nationally broadcast on CNN from 1999 - 2001.
CNN World Beat: CLEARWATER FOLK FESTIVAL • Globally Broadcast on CNN International • Nationally Broadcast on CNN
A look at the socially conscious folk music scene at the Clearwater Folk Festival, featuring interviews with folk legends Pete Seeger, Janis Ian, Dar Williams, and Josh White Jr. Produced for World Beat, a weekly half-hour newsmagazine program devoted to world music, which was globally broadcast on CNN International, and nationally broadcast on CNN from 1999 - 2001.
INTERVIEW VIDEOGRAPHY & LIGHTING
Excerpts of Robbie Leppzer’s videography and lighting samples featuring interviews with many nationally renown musicians, including Ani DiFranco, Michael Franti, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Una Morgan of Morgan Heritage and Annbjorg Lien.