The Filmmmakers

STEVE YORK (Producer/Director) starting producing documentaries in Egypt in 1986 with Islam, a one-hour introduction to the origins, beliefs and traditions, and achievements in the arts, sciences and mathematics of Islam. Next came Remaking The World, a profile of the personal, social, and political dimensions of Islamic activism in Egypt for the PBS/BBC series, “The Glory and the Power.” York spent close to four years filming the developments in Egypt to produce this latest documentary, Egypt: Revolution Interrupted?

Earlier work includes a set of ground-breaking and multiple award-winning films examining civil resistance movements. A Force More Powerful, a three-part series which aired in PBS in 2000, recounts victorious nonviolent political movements in the 20th century – Gandhi in India, the US civil rights movement, the defeat of Chile’s Pinochet, South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, and others. York followed with Bringing Down A Dictator about the defeat of Serbia’s Slobodan Milosevic. In 2006, he released Orange Revolution about the pro-democracy movement in Ukraine. Together, these three films have been translated into nearly 20 languages and used by teachers, scholars and activists around the world studying nonviolent conflict.

York is a partner in the Washington, D.C. production company York Zimmerman Inc.

JOE WIEDENMAYER (Editor) has worked with producer/director Steve York since 1984, on subjects as varied as the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, WWII’s D-Day, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Wiedenmayer was co-producer and editor on Steve York’s film, Confronting the Truth, about truth and reconciliation commissions. He also edited A Force More Powerful, Bringing Down A Dictator, and Orange Revolution. Outside of his collaboration with Steve York, Wiedenmayer has edited films for the Kennedy Center and American Film Institute Honors as well as documentaries on everything from nature and nuclear weapons to Cuba and music.