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Fadiman (Dorothy) / Concentric Media papers
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The collection consists of materials related to the career of filmmaker, producer, author and teacher Dorothy Fadiman from 1976-2018. Papers document publicity, interviews, production, fundraising, reception of films, festival showings, and work with television, such as PBS. Also included are records of Concentric Media, Fadiman's non-profit production and distribution company as well as original footage (broadcast quality video) in videotape formats including Betacam, VHS and DVD.
Dorothy Fadiman is the founder of Concentric Media, and has been producing films for 40 years. Awards include an Emmy, an Oscar nomination, and a Gold Medal from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She currently lives in Menlo Park, CA, with her husband James Fadiman. They have two daughters, Renee and Maria. Dorothy moved to California to pursue graduate work in communication studies at Stanford University. In 1974, while she was trying to write a book about the light of Spirit, she was approached by a filmmaker, Michael Wiese, who suggested they make a film together. That collaboration became RadianceADIANCE, her first production. Since then she has produced more than 20 films. Concentric Media is an independent media production company, creating films that document the stories of individuals and communities working toward social justice, human rights and personal growth. Subjects range from holistic healing to progressive education; from aging to the universal Spirit within all faiths; as well as women's reproductive rights, HIV/AIDS in Africa, and the disenfranchisement of Native Americans. Fadiman's book "Producing with Passion: Making Films that Change the World" follows her career and offers specific suggestions for independent filmmakers to use in their work as they find their unique voices through filmmaking. Dorothy teaches, gives seminars, leads workshops, and trains interns in filmmaking.
135 Linear Feet 189 boxes (104 manuscript storage boxes, 74 record storage boxes, 4 flat boxes, 2 card boxes, 4 half-boxes and 1 map folder)
While Special Collections is the owner of the physical and digital items, permission to examine collection materials is not an authorization to publish. These materials are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. Any transmission or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires permission from the owners of rights, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish
The collection is open for research except restricted materials which are closed until the date noted at the file level. Note that material is stored off-site and must be requested at least 36 hours in advance of intended use. Audiovisual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted to a digital use copy. Some digital materials, including interviews conducted during filming for Stealing America (2008) have been processed and made available at https://purl.stanford.edu/ct726zq1803. The remaining digital portion of the collection is closed until processed.