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Veterans Press 1                                  View Trailer

CRISIS HOTLINE: Veterans Press 1

Currently on HBO ON DEMAND and HBO GO.
Premiered Veterans Day, Monday Nov. 11, 2013.

Awards: Nominated for an Academy Award, nominated for an Emmy award, and earned the Gracie Award and the Sentinel Award

Top Ten Monks

Short documentary for HBO.
Chronicles a small group of Cistercian monks in Austria whose Gregorian Chants hit the top of the charts all over Europe.
Premiere week - December 20, 2010

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Boy Interrupted

Feature-length documentary about the bipolar illness and tragic suicide of her fifteen year-old son, Evan, in 2005. Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and subsequently aired on HBO.
Premiere week - January 15, 2009


The Drug Years

A four-hour documentary series for VH1 and the Sundance Channel.
Premiere week - June 12th, 2006

And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop

A five-hour documentary series for VH1
Premiere week - October 4th, 2004

Imagining America: Icons of 20th Century American Art

PBS series on 20th century American art and culture. By providing context and perspective on the dialogue that is continuously taking place between artists, critics, and the society as a whole, Imagining America will give a broad-based audience a better understanding of why conflicts over the definition of art are an ongoing process that is intrinsic to a democratic society by tracing the spirited discourse of ideas that have contributed to the formation of America's cultural identity.
(aired Dec. 28, 2005 at 9PM on PBS)

Valley of Tears

Feature documentary that chronicles over a twenty-year period the struggle to overcome racial divisions in a migrant farm worker community in South Texas. The film is distributed by 7th Art Releasing. It is appearing in film festivals and limited theatrical distribution throughout the country before being broadcast on PBS fall 2005 (check your local station). Read the reviews.

VH1 Presents the 70s

VH1 1996- Five part series on social, political and musical movements of the decade.
Produced and Directed by Hart and Dana Perry

Harlan County: USA

1976- Feature film on coal miners.
Cinematography- Hart Perry

Awards: Academy Award

Rhythm Country & Blues

1994- A tale of two cities, Memphis and Nashville featuring duets between legendary country and R&B artists with a civil rights subtext— Country Music and R&B reflecting the Southern experience.
Director- Hart Perry
Editor- Dana Heinz Perry

Awards: Monitor Award- Best Director, 2 Grammy Awards for music

John Hammond: From Bessie Smith to Bruce Springsteen

PBS 1990- A biography about the man credited with integrating popular music.
Producer/Director- Hart Perry
Line Producer- Dana Heinz Perry

Awards: Peabody Award, Cine Golden Eagle, Silver Star-Houston Film Festival, London & Florence Film Festivals

Making a Noise: A Native American Musical Journey with Robbie Robertson

PBS 1999- Documentary on Native American Music.
Producer, Director and Editor- Dana Heinz Perry

Motown 40: the Music is Forever

ABC 1998- 4 hour special on 40 years of Hitsville USA's popular music.
Producers- Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry, Yvonne Smith
[Director Part 1-Yvonne Smith, Director Part 2- Hart Perry]

Haiti: Killing the Dream

PBS 1992- Documentary on the coup in Haiti presented by Jonathan Demme.
Cinematographer, Producer, Co-Director- Hart Perry
Co-Producer, Editor- Dana Heinz Perry

Awards: 1st Prize-Latin American and San Juan Film Festivals; Screenings- NY Film Festival, Human Rights Film Festival, Berlin Film Festival, Havana Film Festival

Gipsy Kings: Tierra Gitana

1996- 1-hour documentary on the music of the Gipsy Kings.
Director- Hart Perry

Leonard Bernstein's New York

Ovation 1997- Bernstein's music illustrates the world that was New York in the 40s and 50s. Performances by Broadway stars including Mandy Patinkin, Donna Murphy, Audra McDonald and Dawn Upshaw.
Director- Hart Perry
Segment Director- Dana Heinz Perry

Award: Cable Ace Award

Additional Documentaries
Trauma: Life in the Real ER and Paramedics

The Learning Channel 1997, 1999- 6 episodes of reality shows.
Producer, Directors- Dana Heinz Perry, Hart Perry

The Human Canvas

The Learning Channel 2000- Character driven documentary on tattooing and extreme body modification.
Director- Hart Perry
Producer- Dana Heinz Perry

The Begging Game

PBS 1995- Frontline special.
Editor- Dana Heinz Perry

Vietnam Veterans Against the War

PBS 1971- American Dream Machine anti-war film.
Director- Hart Perry

The Repeater

PBS 1971- American Dream Machine docu-drama on prison with Stacey Keach.
Editor- Hart Perry

Award: Cine Golden Eagle

Perry Films