Joel Katz

Joel Katz is a filmmaker and educator whose work encompasses documentary, non-fiction, and memoir/essay form. His best-known film Strange Fruit, about the history and legacy of the anti-lynching protest song first made famous by Billie Holiday, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Since 1996 he has been a Professor in the Media Arts Department of New Jersey City University, and in 2008 he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Germany. Joel has served on the Board of Directors of Third World Newsreel since 1999 and has been on the Advisory Board of the Thomas Edison Film Festival since 2011.