News & Events

October 2006

Peter Gilbert to visit the Institute

Peter Gilbert to visit the Institute

In late October, DI students will welcome the chance to meet and learn from distinguished director, producer and cinematographer Peter Gilbert. Gilbert co-produced and shot the 1994 hit Hoop Dreams, a film that revolutionized the documentary scene.

Since his Hoop Dreams‘ success, Gilbert has gone on to produce, photograph and direct documentaries, feature films, commercials, and music videos. In 2004, he premiered With All Deliberate Speed, the first work in the new series “Discovery Docs,” which he co-founded with the Discovery Network. He also recently produced Scattered: The Lost Boys of Sudan (2005); executive produced the award-winning Deadline (2004), broadcast as a prime-time feature documentary on NBC; and produced and directed A Time for Dancing (2003). His earlier work includes All the Rage (1999); the Emmy Award-winning documentary Vietnam, Long Time Coming (1998), Prefontaine (1997), as cinematographer and co-producer; Stevie (2002), as co-cinematographer and co-producer; and Married in America (2002), as principal photographer. He is a partner in Foreground Films, in New York; a director with Nonfiction Spots, in Los Angeles; and an associate of Kartemquin Films, in Chicago.