Lee Hirsch's debut film, AMANDLA! A REVOLUTION IN FOUR PART HARMONY, is a feature documentary chronicling the history of the South African anti-apartheid struggle through a celebration of its musical heroes. This film was released to wide acclaim, winning the Audience and Freedom of Expression Awards at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Among the many honors the film received were five Emmy nominations and a win. Lee Hirsch was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and attended the Putney School in Vermont and Hampshire College. He currently lives in Manhattan.
Cynthia Lowen is an award-winning writer and recipient of the Discovery Prize. She is the coauthor of "The Essential Guide to Bullying" forthcoming from Alpha Books, and her work has been published widely in journals including "A Public Space," "Best New Poets 2008," "Boston Review," "Provincetown Arts, " and "Tin House," among others. She is also the producer of GOING HOME, a two-part documentary about teenage incarceration and recidivism. She lives in New York City.