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Holly Fisher

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Holly Fisher (producer, director, camera, editor) has been active since the mid-sixties as an independent filmmaker, teacher, and editor of feature documentaries including 1989 Academy Award nominee Who Killed Vincent Chin? She received her BA Degree in Chinese Art History from Columbia University in 1964, and an MA in Cinema Studies from New York University in 1980. From 1966-71 she collaborated on cinema verité documentaries with a focus on political and environmental issues. Her first documentary, Progress, Pork-barrel, and Pheasant Feathers, 1966, won a blue ribbon for conservation at the Educational Film Library Film Festival (EFLA). From the early 1970's to the present, she has made numerous experimental films around issues of narrative and perception. Fisher's films were given a retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in 1995, and have been shown at major museums and festivals in the USA and Europe. Exhibits include two Whitney Museum Biennials; The Beaubourg Museum, Paris, France; Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan. Her previous feature Bullets for Breakfast had a world premier at The Berlin International Film Festival (The Forum, 1992) and received the Best Experimental Film Award at the 1992 Ann Arbor Film Festival. Her experimental films Ghost Dance and Soft Shoe were included in The Whitney Museum Series "The Color of Ritual", fall 2000. Fisher premiered her new feature video documentary KALAMA SUTTA: Seeing is Believing in The Forum of the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.