Joanne Hershfield

Joanne Hershfield’s films have screened at international film festivals and copies are held in over 500 university libraries in the United States, Canada, and Australia as well as by non-profit agencies. Among her films are Benevolence, A Journey From Prison to Home that follows the journey of five women as they are released from prison and move onto Benevolence Farm in Alamance County, NC, These Are Our Children, a moving portrait of the challenges facing children and families in contemporary Kenya, Men Are Human, Women Are Buffalo, a compelling film that combines interviews and shadow puppetry to tell five moving stories about domestic violence in Thailand, and The Gillian Film, a moving portrait of her daughter, an exceptional young woman with developmental disabilities.