Marlene Booth

Marlene Booth is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who brings a personal vision to stories that span generations, locales, ethnicities, class, and gender.  Her major films include: THE FORWARD: FROM IMMIGRANTS TO AMERICANS; YIDL IN THE MIDDLE: GROWING UP JEWISH IN IOWA; PIDGIN: THE VOICE OF HAWAI’I; KU KANAKA/STAND TALL; THE DOUBLE BURDEN: THREE GENERATIONS OF WORKING MOTHERS; and THEY HAD A DREAM: BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION 25 YEARS LATER. Her award-winning films have aired on PBS, screened at national and international film festivals, and are used in classrooms nationwide. She is a proud member of New Day Films and retired teacher of film at the University of Hawai‘i.