Laurie Kahn

Laurie Kahn

Independent Filmmaker

Other Roles: Director, Producer

Areas of Focus: Documentaries

Organization: Blueberry Hill Productions

Biography

I tell the stories of unsung women and the extraordinary communities they have built. My films have revealed the world of an 18th century midwife/healer (A Midwife’s Tale), the long lost story of the women who built the Tupperware empire back in the 1950s (Tupperware!), and the multi-billion dollar business and remarkable community built by romance novel authors and their readers (Love Between the Covers). These films upended people’s expectations, and got them thinking about the past and about women\’s lives in new ways.

A Midwife\’s Tale won festival awards and the Emmy for Outstanding Non-Fiction; TUPPERWARE! was broadcast in more than 20 countries, won the George Foster Peabody Award and was nominated for the Best Nonfiction Director Emmy; and Love Between the Covers has gotten five stars at Netflix, iTunes, and Amazon, as well as winning festival awards.

I was Project Director of the Popular Romance Project, which included a conference at the Lib of Congress (What is Love? Romance Fiction in the Digital Age), a multi-media website (PopularRomanceProject.org, and the film Love Between the Covers.

In 2015, I started following Y2Y-Harvard Square as students transformed a church basement into an inviting 22-bed young-adult homeless shelter. I am also writing a feature film screenplay about the 13 intrepid female pilots who passed the \”right stuff\” astronaut tests at the dawn of the space age.

Films