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Susi Walsh

Strategic Advisor

Regarding Susan Sontag was produced in association with the Center for Independent Documentary. Susi is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Center for Independent Documentary, an award-winning nonprofit organization. The Center was founded in 1981 to collaborate with independent producers to create films and videos on issues of contemporary social and cultural concern. These films have been broadcast nationally on public and cable television, won numerous awards, and continue to be distributed nationwide. Walsh works to support filmmaker education and networking by organizing professional workshops, meetings and an annual retreat for documentary makers. She is a leader in inter-organization organizing in the film community in greater Boston, and helped craft recent legislation creating new tax incentives for filmmakers shooting in Massachusetts, which resulted in significant growth in the number of films being shot there. Walsh has also produced several documentaries with her husband, Fred Simon.