Simon, Andrea


Andrea Simon is an independent documentary filmmaker whose work has explored the interaction between politics, culture and religion in a variety of times and places. Her work has been praised as both visually striking and intellectually provocative.


Simon earned a BA degree at Sarah Lawrence College, a second BA and a MA at Newnham College (Cambridge Univ, UK), and a MPhil at Yale University. She was a Fulbright Scholar in Vienna in 1975 and, from 1980-81, an Assistant Editor for Austrian National Television. From 2006-09, Simon was Senior Producer on Bloomberg TV’s weekly arts program, Muse, presenting cutting-edge music, art, and ideas to a national and international public.


The director of many films, Simon most recently completed: Zahkor, an exploration of history and memory, with Simon Schama, commissioned by New York’s Center for Jewish History; and Imprisoned Lightening, commissioned for the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty, was on view in NYC at the Museum of Jewish Heritage through spring 2013, then toured to Los Angeles and Philadelphia. Her film Angel Wagenstein: Art Is a Weapon premiered at the New York Jewish Film Festival in January 2017.


2017 Angel Wagenstein: Art Is a Weapon
2005 Salka Viertel: Every Sunday (short, doc.)
2001 My Head Belongs to Me (short, doc.)
1993 Art of Indonesia (short, doc.)
1989 Vienna 1990 (short, doc.)


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