Michal Goldman’s documentaries look at how people define and express the urgent issues of their times through the way they live their lives. She produces, writes, and edits her films, which include: A Jumpin’ Night in the Garden of Eden, the first film to document the revival of klezmer music; Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt, about the diva of Arabic song and her country; Epiphany in Progress, about the first year in an inner-city Episcopal school; and At Home in Utopia, telling the story of a cooperative apartment complex at the edge of Bronx Park built by immigrant communist factory workers in the 1920s.
Her work has won the Academy Award and the Golden Plaque: Documentary – History/Biography (Chicago Film Festival). She was the recipient of the first Promoting Tolerance Award from the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee. She is founder and President Emerita of Filmmakers Collaborative, and founder of the Boston Jewish Film Festival.