Lorie Conway wrote and produced “The Incredible Voyage of Bill Pinkney,” for which she received the prestigious Peabody Award and the Cable Ace Award. She also wrote and produced “Fortunate Son,” which received the Columbia University duPont Award. “Conquering the Cape” a film about triathletes received the national Iris Award. Her work includes a biography of political economist, John Kenneth Galbraith, and a history of Fenway Park, America’s oldest major-league ballpark.
Her most recent film, Forgotten Ellis Island, the Extraodinary Story of America’s Immigrant Hospital received three National Endowment for the Humanities grants.
Lorie Conway held one of Harvard University’s distinguished Nieman Fellowships for Journalism in 1993-94.
An independent writer and documentary film producer, Conway serves on the Associates Board of the Boston Public Library and is Vice President of the Nieman Foundation Advisory Board.
Currently, Lorie is working on MAKING THE CASE, BEATRICE MTETWA AND THE RULE OF LAW, a feature-length film with Beatrice Mtetwa as the central figure. Mtetwa is an attorney who has repeatedly risked her life to defend the victims of the Mugabe regime. Twice beaten by the police, she has used the courtroom to tirelessly defend the principle of the rule of law.