Craig receives Berkeley Film Foundation funding for Sally Gearhart documentary

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Lecturer of Public Health Deborah Craig received the Berkeley Film Foundation’s 2022 Saul Zaentz award, named after the Academy Award-winning producer of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Amadeus” and other works.

The Berkeley Film Foundation supports filmmakers from Berkeley and several other East Bay cities and has funded recent documentaries, including Sundance winner and Oscar nominee “Crip Camp,” about the disability rights movement, and “Belly of the Beast,” about forced sterilizations in the California prison system. Craig has been working for several years on a feature documentary about San Francisco State University professor and lesbian activist Sally Miller Gearhart. The Gearhart project is now in post-production, and this new grant gives the team a great injection of moral support and funding to hopefully finish a rough cut by the end of 2022.