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  Woolf, Aaron
NameAaron Woolf
Address24 Margaret Street
Plattsburgh, New York 12901, United States
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
Last ModifedRP
Oct 02, 2014 12:47pm
InfoHis life in the district began in 1968 at age 4, when his parents bought a home in Elizabethtown. Living in the North Country, Aaron learned to cut timber, mill boards and frame walls, skills that would enable him to help rebuild his family home after it was lost to fire.

After college, Aaron worked as a commercial fisherman, electrician, and camera tech on film sets.

As a film producer, Aaron featured stories of the kinds of people who have taught him along the way: business owners, farmers, factory workers, people whose lives are affected by the decisions made in government everyday.

For more than 20 years, Aaron has produced and directed award-winning documentaries that highlight the human consequences of government policy.

Aaron is the director and producer of the critically acclaimed film, King Corn, for which he was awarded a 2008 George Foster Peabody Award. King Corn looks at the ways that agriculture policies affect farmers and consumers on the ground -- an inside view of how crop subsidies affect how and what we eat, as well as the people who grow our food. The film was released theatrically in 60 cities across the country as well as on PBS and Discovery.

In 2003, he directed Dying to Leave: The Global Face of Human Trafficking and Smuggling, which examined immigration systems across the world, and the flow of people, legal and illegal, across national borders. The film won an Australian Emmy Logie Award for best documentary series, aired as a two-hour special on the PBS series Wide Angle, and has been screened at the Secretary’s Open Forum at the US State Department.

In 2010 Aaron completed another PBS special, Beyond the Motor City, which focuses on Detroit, and the struggle to modernize transit in the nation's automotive heartland. The film was broadcast as part of the Blueprint America series on American infrastructure. In 2010, Aaron toured the country supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, speaking about the future of America’s transportation infrastructure. Aaron’s work on this film profoundly shaped his belief that investment in infrastructure allows

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