Rachel Field

Rachel Field

Director

Organization: ANTHROPOMEDIA

Biography

• DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER
• VISUAL & MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGIST
• BROADCAST JOURNALIST

• Director, ANTHROPOMEDIA

• Recipient of the CPB/WGBH Multicultural Producer’s Fellowship; Columbia/Dupont Journalism Workshop Fellowship and NPR Producer’s Fellowship

• Grants panelist for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Independent Television Service (ITVS/Independent Lens) and the Smithsonian Institution

• Former Writer/Producer/Director of award-winning, prime-time, nationally broadcast PBS documentaries for WGBH-TV, Boston
• Former Chair of the Board of the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF)
• Former Vice President of Women Make Movies

• Former Professor at Hampshire College, Hofstra University, NYU Tisch ~ Institute of Film & Television, Marymount Manhattan College and the International Film and Television Workshops in Rockport, Maine

• Guest Lecturer at Columbia University, Princeton University, the Society for Visual Anthropology, the Latin American Studies Association, The Pontifica Universidade (Rio, Brazil) and the Instituto Indigenista Interamericano (Mexico, D.F.)

• Awarded a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Fellowship to teach at the Central American University and to conduct intercultural research on childbirth and the role of traditional birthing attendants.
Producer/Director of “Abuelitas de Ombligo” (“Grandmothers of the Belly-Button”), which helped inspire the foundation of MADRE, an international grass-roots women’s human rights advocacy organization

• Currently serving her 10th year as an elected Trustee of the Bedford (MA) Free Public Library

• Bilingual (Spanish/English); fluent Portuguese; rusty French