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Pam Sporn

Pam Sporn is a Bronx based documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist. She loves listening to people tell stories about standing up to injustice in their own unique, subtle, and not so subtle, ways.

A pioneer in bringing social issue documentary making into NYC high schools in the 1980s and 1990s, Pam substantively contributed to the growth of the youth media movement.

DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE is Sporn's latest documentary. It received funding from JustFilms/Ford Foundation and was broadcast nationally on America ReFramed, PBS/World Channel's non-fiction showcase.  Pam’s prior work includes the documentaries CUBAN ROOTS/BRONX STORIES, WITH A STROKE OF THE CHAVETA, REMEMBERING THE MAMONCILLO TREE, and DISOBEYING ORDERS: GI RESISTANCE TO THE VIETNAM WAR.

Pam has received numerous grants and awards including: JustFilms/Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, CUNY Caribbean Exchange, and the Bronx Council on the Arts. 


Sporn holds a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY.

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