Film Discussion: Director of Children of the Inquisition
Meet Joseph Lovett
Writer, Director & Producer of
Children of the Inquisition: Their Stories Can Now Be Told
About Joseph Lovett:
Joseph Lovett is a Peabody Award-winning filmmaker whose work has informed, engaged, and inspired people into action. Having worked for ABC, CBS, HBO and Discovery Channel, Joe has been raising awareness of critical health issues throughout his career.
After producing the first investigations on AIDS for ABC’s 20/20, Joe created In A New Light (ABC) a series of annual AIDS outreach and entertainment specials. After ten years producing for 20/20, Joe founded Lovett Stories + Strategies where he has produced and/ or directed numerous feature documentaries and over 35 hours of primetime specials. In 2001, Joe’s film Cancer: Evolution to Revolution for HBO won a Peabody Award and received an Emmy nomination.
Joe’s first doc feature The Accident, a film about family, love and loss premiered at SXSW. Gay Sex in the 70s and Three Sisters: Searching for a Cure about ALS premiered at Tribeca. Joe executive produced State of Denial on AIDS in South Africa and King Day’s Out which also premiered at Sundance.
His film, Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss, and its outreach campaign Going Blind and Going Forward, have ignited a global movement of individuals, grassroots organizations, and medical professionals, sponsoring screenings that raise awareness and improve access to vision enhancement services.
Joe’s latest project Children of the Inquisition: Their Story Can Now Be Told is a documentary film, immersive website, and outreach that unearths 500 years of hidden history and identities. The project reveals the fates of families forced to convert to Catholicism or flee during the Spanish and Portuguese Inquisitions.
Over the years, Joe has been honored with the George Foster Peabody Award, the AIDS Leadership Award, the Christopher Award, the Kitty Carlisle Hart Award, an Emmy Nomination, and numerous awards from advocacy organizations.
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