The documentary films of social and environmental injustice that artist Susan Swartz has contributed to including Academy Award winners Born into Brothels and The Cove

Sugar Babies

This documentary is a compelling examination of the public health epidemic of diabetic children in America. The film tells the story of both types of diabetes by intimately following five patient stories.  Sugar Babies, the latest project from filmmaker Jenny Mackenzie, explains the stakes, reveals the impact on its most vulnerable victims, and ultimately sounds an alarm that cannot be ignored. 

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Women Art Revolution

This is groundbreaking, multimedia documentary project that excavates the evolution of the feminist art movement in America. Director Lynn Hershmann Leeson was an active participant in this movement and has spent 42 years documenting it. Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. Selected by MOMA New York as one of 3 best documentaries of 2011.


Under Our Skin

Directed by Andy Abrahams Wilson, this a powerful documentary about the science, the politics and the personal stories of Lyme disease, from which Swartz herself suffers chronically. Following the stories of patients and physicians fighting for their lives and their livelihoods, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of the healthcare system and a medical establishment all too willing to put profits ahead of patients. Semifinalist for 2010 Academy Awards, Finalist for Audience Choice Award at 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.

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