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Public Bio

Beth Balaban is an independent filmmaker in the Boston area. She is currently working on SON OF SAICHI, a half-hour documentary that chronicles the story of a family touched by two nuclear tragedies – who now live in limbo after being displaced by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. She is also producing a HarvardX course in neuroscience. Previously, she worked with Director Beth Murphy at Principle Pictures ( as a producer and editor.

Beth is the Co-founder and Chair of The Non-Fiction Cartel, a working collaborative that supports and creates short form documentary in New England. Her academic background includes a B.A. in psychology from Boston University and an M.F.A. in media arts from Emerson College.