Judy Jackson is an acclaimed documentary filmmaker specializing in human rights. She has won many awards in a career on both sides of the Atlantic.
For CBC's the fifth estate she documented abuses by dictators in Chile, Argentina and Guatemala. Moving to London, England, she extended the theme, making programs for BBC, ITV and Channel 4 - including 'The Hidden Holocaust' (Guatemala); 'In Search of the Assassin' (Central America'); and 'They Shoot Children, Don't They?' (Guatemala). The outcry over the latter led to the conviction of policemen who murdered street children.
Returning to Canada, Judy followed Louise Arbour, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia, as she indicted Slobodan Milosevic, for "The Toughest Job in the World.' Subsequently she documented the establishment of the International Criminal Court in 'The Ungrateful Dead'. She also made a trilogy about the work of Stephen Lewis, the UN's HIV/AIDS envoy to Africa, for CBC's The Nature of Things.
Her latest film, 'War in the Mind', gives voice to soldiers returning from war with Post
Traumatic Stress Disorder.