Gita Saedi Kiely

Missoula, MT

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Gita Saedi Kiely has been an award-winning producer, director and editor for numerous documentary films. She was the series producer and story editor for Kartemquin Films’ nationally acclaimed PBS series "The New Americans," a three-part, seven-hour series following five immigrant families' journey to and first years in the U.S. Prior to "The New Americans" she served on producing teams for Channel 4 in the UK, CBS and PBS in the U.S. and RTE in Ireland. Saedi Kiely’s credits also include line producing "Reel Paradise," a feature documentary about indy film guru John Pierson and his family’s adventure on a remote island in Fiji; producing/directing "Montana Mosaic," an NEH-funded, 12-part educational DVD series on Montana History for Montana Public Schools; and "Jailed For Their Words," a one-hour documentary on free speech and the Montana Sedition Act of 1918, based on Clem Work’s book, "Darkest Before Dawn." She has received numerous awards from The International Documentary Association, the Columbus Awards, national and regional Emmy Awards, and her work has been screened at a variety of film festivals and broadcasters. Saedi Kiely continues to make films while adjuncting at the University of Montana.

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