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Joanna Lipper

Lecturer on African and African American Studies
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Barker Center
(617) 384-8349
Department of African and African American Studies
12 Quincy St. Barker Center
Cambridge, MA 02138



Joanna Lipper is a filmmaker, photographer and author of the nationally acclaimed book, Growing Up Fast.  Her work as a documentary filmmaker has been supported by the MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, ITVS, Britdoc Foundation, the Tribeca Gucci Documentary Fund and Chicken & Egg Pictures.   In 2012, she won the Tribeca Gucci Spotlighting Women Documentary Award for The Supreme Price.  Previous films include Inside Out: Portraits of ChildrenGrowing up Fast and Little Fugitive.  At Harvard, she teaches AAAS 109 “Using Film For Social Change.”  This course integrates film, photography and social engagement and is cross-listed in Women’s Studies and Visual and Environmental Studies.