Rick Goldsmith


"Stripped For Parts: American Journalism On the Brink"

Rick Goldsmith‘s mission is to tell stories that encourage social engagement and active participation in community life and the democratic process, and to stimulate young minds to question the world around them.

He is the director of the DX2023 selection Stripped for Parts: American Journalism on the Brink and Mind|Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw (2015). Goldsmith is a two-time Academy Award nominee. He co-produced and co-directed (with Judith Ehrlich) The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009), an Academy-Award nominee for Best Feature Documentary, an Emmy nominee, and winner of a George Foster Peabody award (for its POV nationwide broadcast on PBS).

He is the producer, director, editor and co-writer of Tell the Truth and Run: George Seldes and the American Press (1996), which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. This film on the pioneering muckraking journalist was broadcast nationwide on public television and has become a staple in college and high school journalism programs across the country.

Goldsmith also co-produced and co-directed (with Abby Ginzberg) and edited the acclaimed Everyday Heroes (2001), a behind-the-headlines look at AmeriCorps and a provocative look at youth, race and national service.

All four of the above films are distributed to the educational market through New Day Films, a filmmakers distribution co-op of social justice-oriented films.

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