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PHOTOS: Julia Reichert throughout the years

Academy award winning documentarian and longtime Yellow Springs resident Julia Reichert died Dec. 1. She was 76. She was known around the world as the godmother of independent documentary film.

She was a four time Academy Award nominee. Her film, "American Factory," made with her partner Steven Bognar, won the 2019 Academy Award for best documentary feature. It told the story of the evolution of the Fuyao auto glass factory in Moraine, Ohio.

Reichert was a 1971 graduate of Antioch College and professor of motion pictures at Wright State University for 26 years. She got her start in media at WYSO, where she hosted a music program called the Single Girl in 1971.