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David Ridgen 
is an international 
award-winning 
filmmaker. Some of his 
projects include: 
Canadian Cold Case,
 American Radical and Mississippi Cold Case.  

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Frank Morris murder
Ridgen’s reports on 
npr & cbc radiohttp://www.npr.org/2011/01/13/132806611/what-happened-to-frank-morris-solving-a-46-year-old-cold-casehttp://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2011/01/12/murder-at-the-shoe-shop---cold-case-documentary/shapeimage_7_link_0shapeimage_7_link_1
Cold Case Project Nominated for Online News Award http://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmhttp://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmhttp://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmhttp://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmhttp://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmhttp://ona.site-ym.com/news/71914/Finalists-announced-for-the-2011-Online-Journalism-Awards-.htmshapeimage_8_link_0shapeimage_8_link_1shapeimage_8_link_2shapeimage_8_link_3shapeimage_8_link_4
Harvard University 
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WINNER: Audience Award 
2009 Chicago Underground FF http://www.cuff.org/blog/http://www.cuff.org/blog/shapeimage_13_link_0shapeimage_13_link_1
WINNER: Audience Award 
2010 Cinema Politica Festival http://www.cinemapolitica.org/bloghttp://www.cinemapolitica.org/blogshapeimage_14_link_0shapeimage_14_link_1
David Ridgen is an international award-winning filmmaker who specializes in  social-political, character-driven, POV, investigative documentaries and scripted drama for theatrical, tv, radio and web. Bio.htmlAward_Winning.htmlshapeimage_16_link_0shapeimage_16_link_1
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The bomb that killed Wayne Greavette (2009)

by david ridgen

"fascinatingly thorny"
—time out new york
"a definite argument 
starter."
—chicago reader
"a profoundly humanistic  document about the roots and consequences of speaking your mind."
—saul rubinek
    actor, director
"American Radical is a nuanced and powerful portrait of the scholar Norman Finkelstein...It illustrates that those who unmask the lies of the intellectual elite swiftly become their victims. "
—chris hedges
    new york times correspondent
"informs, inspires, and infuriates."
—mark achbar
    director, manufacturing consent
“A blood-boiling, very good documentary.” 
—mark keizer, boxoffice magazine
"American Radical is a powerful film - brave, bold, incendiary. I highly recommend it!" 
--michael moore,
documentary filmmakerAmerican_Radical.htmlshapeimage_31_link_0
a cautiously respectful documentary portrait of a political firebrand who presents himself as a beacon of moral truth in the murk of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 
--stephen holden
new york times
"deserves to be 
seen widely."
—susan ryan, 
cineaste magazine
Nomineehttp://www.academy.ca/press/ACCTNEWSRELEASE-2013-TVFullCSAnom.pdf
http://www.hotdocs.ca/film/title/american_radical_the_trials_of_norman_finkelstein
http://www.ifpchicago.org/the-16th-chicago-underground-film-festival-award-winners/
http://www.idfa.nl/industry/tags/project.aspx?id=fb1428c3-0c9f-4cbe-bdea-f0a7deec6356
http://blogs.montrealgazette.com/2009/11/16/ridm-2009-documentary-film-festival-pick-for-nov-16-american-radical-the-trials-of-norman-finkelstein/
http://www.cinemapolitica.org/blog/ezra/american-radical-wins-cp-audience-choice-award

Clash: Conflict, and its Consequences

Feb 1 - August 1, 2013

National Gallery of Canada

Ottawa, ON

http://www.gallery.ca/en/see/exhibitions/upcoming/details/clash-conflict-and-its-consequences-4300

Photo by Kevin McVeigh. Canadian Images of Vietnam, 1993.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2013/02/28/can-christine-harron-murder-anthony-edward-ringel.html

Robert Ridgen and David Ridgen created this video using photographs taken by Canadian volunteers who joined American forces in Vietnam, and using a soundtrack recorded by soldier photographer Kevin McVeigh during a search and destroy mission. The photographs – many of them damaged over time – were gathered from a number of sources, re-photographed, then filmed and edited. The resulting experimental documentary takes a critical look at the heart of the conflict from many points of view.

“Dear David,


Very glad to hear that the film is done and will be broadcast soon.  I hope you have a well-tested bullet-proof vest.”

                   Noam Chomsky,

                   March 3, 2000

“Overwhelming sense of sadness pervades fine film on Palestine.”


Mark Horton, Edmonton Journal

“Ridgen walks headlong into this political and human minefield with the aplomb of an inquiring reporter [and] asks a number of explosive questions.”


Sheldon Kirshner,

Canadian Jewish News

On the borders of gardens (2000)

by david ridgen

American Radical: the trials of Norman Finkelstein (2010)

by david ridgen & nic rossier

Reconciliation in Mississippi (2011)

by david ridgen

                Treatment Centre (2013)

by david ridgen

Confession to Murder Part I (2012)

by david ridgen

Sharin’ (2010)

by david ridgen

A garden of tears (2009)

by david ridgen

Canadian Images of Vietnam (1993) in National Gallery Installation

by robert and david ridgen

Mississippi_Cold_Case.html

Confession to Murder Part II (2013)

by david ridgen

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