Amanda Zackem is a Director and Cinematographer who uses film as a tool to explore consciousness, truth and justice in this experience we call life.
She was Director of Cinematography for the documentary Germans & Jews and Producer of the feature length documentaries, The Trial of the St. Patrick’s Four and Blind Spot. Her short documentary on women’s cycling pioneer Georgena Terry won best female directed short at the Cornwall Film Festival and her most recent documentary, American Psychosis, is based off an interview with Pulitzer Prize winning Journalist, Author and Activist Chris Hedges and discusses consumerism, totalitarian corporate power and living in a world dominated by pervasive illusion. It has screened in film festivals worldwide and was nominated for Best Short Documentary at the Raindance Film Festival in London and won Best Short Film at the Berlin Independent Film Festival.
Amanda is a board member of Seeding Sovereignty and holds a Bachelors degree from Ithaca College and a Master's Degree from The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She previously taught at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in the Multimedia, Photography and Design Department. She was chosen as a 2018 Blue Mountain Center Artist in Residence as well as a Centrum Artist in Residence.