The Same River Twice
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Director's Biography

Robb Moss is an independent non-fiction filmmaker whose recent film, The Same River Twice, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, followed by more than 25 festivals worldwide, including Berlin, Rio, San Francisco, and Munich. Nominated for a 2004 Independent Spirit award, the film premiered theatrically at New York’s Film Forum and played theatrically in more than seventy cities across North America. He has twice won NEA/AFI grants for personal work, a NEH grant to film rituals in West Africa, and, as a cinematographer, has shot films in Turkey, Greece, Ethiopia, Japan, Liberia, The Gambia, and Nicaragua. As a director, Moss’s other films have shown at the Telluride Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, and at festivals around the world, including in Holland, Russia, France, and Australia. Elected by the national membership three times to the board of directors, Moss is the former Board Chair and President of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers. He has won the Joseph R. Levenson Award for undergraduate teaching at Harvard University, where he has taught for the past fifteen years, and was on the 2004 Documentary Jury for the Sundance Film Festival.


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