Eugene Jarecki, Producer/Director
Eugene Jarecki is an award-winning dramatic and documentary filmmaker whose most recent film Why We Fight won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and the 2006 Peabody Award, as well as the Adolf Grimme Prize, Germany’s highest television honor. Jarecki’s prior film, The Trials of Henry Kissinger was also released to critical acclaim in more than 130 U.S. cities. Winner of the 2002 Amnesty International Award, the film was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. In 2002, Trials was selected to launch BBC’s prestigious digital channel BBC4 and the Sundance Channel’s documentary division. Most recently, Jarecki has been selected, alongside Morgan Spurlock and Alex Gibney, to direct an omnibus film of Freakonomics, based on the bestselling book. In 2001, Jarecki wrote and directed his first dramatic feature film, The Opponent, distributed by Lions Gate Films.