Advisory Board

Michael Hausman  President of Cinehaus and an Oscar® and Emmy® Award-winning Producer,  Executive Producer, Assistant Director and Field Producer of more than sixty films and television shows including “Ragtime,” “Amadeus,” “Valmont,” “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” “Man on the Moon,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Taking Woodstock.”  He is an adjunct professor in Columbia University’s film department.

Annette Insdorf  An internationally renowned educator and author of numerous books including “Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust,” Annette is a professor in the Graduate Film Program of Columbia University’s School of the Arts and the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies.  She is the recipient of the 2008 Award for Excellence in Teaching from Columbia University’s School of General Studies and many other honors.

Serge Klarsfeld  A celebrated French historian and attorney known for his activism, Serge, along with his wife Beate, helped found the Association of Sons and Daughters of Jewish Deportees from France . Their documentation of the Holocaust helped enable the prosecution of numerous notorious Nazi war criminals, including Klaus Barbie and Maurice Papon.  They both were awarded the French Legion of Honor in 1984.

Albert Maysles  A legendary documentary filmmaker and cinematographer, Albert has been recognized with his brother David (1932-1987) as a pioneer of “direct cinema,” the American version of French “cinema verité.”  Their early films include the iconic “Salesman,” “Gimme Shelter” and “Grey Gardens.”  Albert has been the cinematographer on 71 films, including the Cristo Project.  He is the President of Maysles Films and the founder of Maysles Cinema in Harlem, NY.

Peter Nelson:  Peter Nelson has been the Director of the New York City office of Facing History and Ourselves for more than twenty years.  He also creates and facilitates weeklong seminars and one and two-day workshops for educators.  Prior to joining Facing History, Nelson served as a teacher in New York City schools for fifteen years.

Elie Wiesel:  Elie Wiesel is the author of more than forty books, including his unforgettable international best sellers “Night” and “A Beggar in Jerusalem,” winner of the Prix Médicis. He has been awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States Congressional Gold Meda; and the French Legion of Honor with the rank of Grand Cross. In 1986, he received the Nobel Peace Prize. He is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University.