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Elizabeth Witham

Elizabeth Witham

Documentary Film and Video

About

Elizabeth Witham comes from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. She received her BA in International Studies from Kenyon College in Ohio. She first became interested in documentary film while traveling internationally. Before coming to Stanford she worked on independent projects in Massachusetts, Washington D.C., and Israel. She has also enjoyed working in the music business, and founded an independent record label, Front Door Records, with her family. In the future she hopes to work on projects in Asia.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Enersen Foundation Production Grant, 2003

Blues Variations

digital video

JUNE, 2003
VIDEO DURATION: 16:40 MIN.

Blues Variations is a portrait of three very different blues musicians, and how each of them understands and manifests the blues in the context of their own lives.


Stealing Air

16mm color film

JUNE, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 7 MIN.

Stealing Air is a film about pirate radio in the Bay Area. DJs from Free Radio Santa Cruz, Liberation Radio, and the former Berkeley Liberation Radio discuss why they risk fines and jail to broadcast illegally in the name of free speech.


Precipice

digital video

Co-directed by Elisabeth Haviland James
MARCH, 2002
VIDEO DURATION: 10 MIN.
Precipice is a short digital video that plays host to a discussion about genetic engineering, bioethics, the future form of the human body, and the possibility of agelessness.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

National Finalist, Student Academy Awards, 2002
Crested Butte Reel Fest, 2002
Rencontres Internationales, Paris/Berlin, 2002
President's Council on Bioethics Screening, 2002
Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2002


Beautiful Road

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2001
VIDEO DURATION: 2 MIN.

Beautiful Road chronicles the musical career of the filmmaker's mother, singer Kate Taylor.