Condolences pour in for award-winning filmmaker Julia Reichert
Oscar winner, activist and longtime Yellow Springs resident Julia Reichert died on Dec. 1. She was 76 years old.
While Julia Reichert was a self-described feminist and curator of Midwestern stories, she was internationally known as the "godmother of American independent documentaries."
Her documentary, "American Factory," earned her an Academy Award for best documentary feature.
Organizations and people from across the country and film industry took to social media to share their thoughts on Reichert's passing.
On WYSO's Facebook page, many people commented about her impact.
Julie Arias said: "Such gifts and wisdom she gave us!! May we honor her by being better. Love to her family in this time of grief."
Karen Nicholas said: "Thank you, Julia, for the gift of your life. We are all better people because of your drive to tell the story of us."
Here's more reactions from social media:
"[A] woman who could keenly see, then acknowledge, then lift and with bold voice champion, both visually and in thought, for those that are marginalized or are sparsely heard."— YWCA Dayton (@ywcadayton) December 3, 2022
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