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Lilly Rivlin is a writer, filmmaker and political activist living in New York City. She has also devoted decades to working as a consultant to Jewish organizations and family foundations.

As a filmmaker she expressed her belief that the personal is political in documentaries she produced, directed and wrote, including Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace (2006); Gimme a Kiss (2000); Miriam's Daughters Now, which aired on PBS and Israel TV (1986); and The Tribe, CUNY TV (1983). She also contributed to such works as Expulsion and Memory (1995); Full Circle (1995); If Not Now When? (1988); Pillars of Fire, Israel TV’s 18-part series on the history of Zionism (1983); The Jews - a series commissioned by David Puttnam and Sandy Lieberson (1970-72).

Ms. Rivlin’s articles have been published in Newsweek, MS Magazine, The Washington Post, Lear’s and US Magazine. Other publications include Welcome to Israel, with Gila Gevirtz, (2000); Which Lilith? – Feminist Writers Recreate the World’s First Woman, coedited with Enid Dame and Henny Wenkart (1998); concept and photographs for When Will the Fighting Stop? A Child’s View of Jerusalem (1990). In 1972, she served as principal researcher for O Jerusalem, by Larry Collins and Dominque Lapierre, (1972).

She is listed in Feminists Who Changed America, 1963-1975 (2007) and Jewish Women, A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia (2007).

Lilly Rivlin was born in Jerusalem and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1945. She graduated from George Washington University and received her M.A. in international relations & Indian studies at University of California, Berkeley.

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Margaret Murphy is a three time Emmy Award winning producer, writer and editor. She began her career as a member of the original staff of Sesame Street and went on to produce children’s programs for ABC, Nickelodeon and Scholastic. She received a Video of the Year Grammy Award nomination for Fun and Games, one of the first interactive videodiscs for children. She has been a producer for ABC News’ Nightline where she received an Emmy for coverage of the first Gulf War, NBC’s Dateline and has produced and written many hours for the A&E “Biography” series as well as programs for the History, Travel and Discovery Channels. She has been a producer and editor for ABC’s Wide World of Sports and the PBS series Smithsonian World winning Emmys for both programs. Recently, she served as Supervising Film Editor for the feature film, “Proud” starring Ossie Davis and was Consulting Producer for Can You Hear Me. Ms. Murphy’s independent films including They Are Their Own Gifts have been honored at the New York, Tribeca, Edinburgh, Berlin and Chicago Film Festivals and she has been a recipient of grants from the National Endowment and NYSCA. She was born in the Bronx, New York and educated at Fordham University and the Neighborhood Playhouse.