Kathleen Laughlin: http://www.womanonfire.net, is a film/video producer and editor with 30 years of experience - collaborating with other artists, activists, and nonprofit clients. She has completed many long-form documentaries, and as a hands-on veteran of production, she is well-suited to co-produce and edit this program.
Kathleen most recently directed and edited Minnesota Potters: Sharing the Fire, as well as The Children Remember: Life at the Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children, 1886-1945 about the Owatonna State School. Other work includes Women On Fire: Menopause Stories and Unwasted Stories: Approaching Minnesota's Waste Issues, editing on Mike Hazard's Eugene McCarthy: I'm Sorry I Was Right, Deb Wallwork's Building a Dream: the Moorhead Stave Church, and co-editing on Greg Stiever's Poles Apart, the journey of Ann Bancroft and the American Women's Expedition to the South Pole. All of these have been broadcast on public television.
Laughlin has been a recipient of many production grants, including the American Film Institute Grant, the Paul Robeson Fund, MN State Arts Board, The Jerome Foundation, and in 1991 she won a year-long Bush Artist's Fellowship. She has taught at Film In The Cities, Minneapolis College of Art & Design and The College of St. Catherine in St. Paul. A long time worker in the film/video community, she was a member of the early 1971 Twin Cities Women's Film Collective, and worked as an editor on My People Are My Home, the film about writer Meridel LeSueur.