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The Triumphs of Christy Brown

In 1970 Craig Gilbert produced a PBS special entitled The Triumph of Christy Brown which profiled Irishman Christy Brown who was afflicted since birth with cerebral palsy and was able to use only his left foot. Dramatizing excerpts from Brown’s two autobiographical novels, “My Left Foot” and “Down All the Days,” The film includes footage… Read more »

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Margaret Mead’s New Guinea Journal

In 1968 Craig Gilbert convinced Mead and his superiors at WNET, the local New York City affiliate of NET that there was an exciting story to be told about the Admiralty Islands in New Guinea, a story that would feature Mead as prominently as the Manus people. Gilbert and his film crew accompanied Mead on… Read more »

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Observational Cinema

Craig Gilbert created and produced for public television the pioneering and provocative public television series, An American Family. He began his wide-ranging career as an apprentice film editor for the newsreel series, March Of Time. Moving to NBC, he served as assistant film editor for Victory At Sea. For ten years Gilbert was a writer/director/producer… Read more »