Judy Jackson has won many awards for her documentaries about Human Rights. Early in her career, at CBC's 'the fifth estate', she documented the abuses of Dictators in Chile, Argentina and Guatemala. Then, working from England, (BBC, ITV and C4), she made films including 'The Hidden Holocaust' (Guatemala), 'In Search of the Assassin' (Central America'). Her film 'They Shoot Children, Don't They?' (Guatemala), about street children murdered by the police, resulted in irate viewers writing in such numbers to the BBC, Amnesty International and the Guatemalan Government that policemen were finally convicted.
Returning to Canada, she made films such as 'The Toughest Job in The World', following Louise Arbour, then Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court for the Former Yugoslavia as she indicted Slobodan Milosevic for barbarity in the Balkans.
Her most recent film, 'The Ungrateful Dead: In Search of International Justice' documents the establishment of the International Criminal Court and the rebirth of International Justice. Made for History Television, it is narrated by Peter Gabriel who says:
“I believe this new move is, for the first time,
responding to the cries of the victims by bringing the
bodies of the dead back to their loved ones and
seeking justice for them"
About JudyFims Inc.
Judyfilms' documentaries are about issues of social justice. They have won more than 60 international awards.
They have been broadcast on the CBC, The History Channel, TVO, Vision TV, SCN and Knowledge Network in Canada. On the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 in England, and on the Discovery Channel and A&E in the United States. They have also been broadcast in many countries around the world.
In addition to international television broadcasts, all of the documentaries have reached wide audiences through educational distributor Bullfrog in the United States and is also being distributed around the world by Amnesty International and The Coalition for an International Criminal Court.
Further, many of these films have been seen at prestigious documentary and human rights film festivals.