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Sandi DuBowski

United States
LGBTQIA+, Voting Rights, Women and Girls, Aging, Gender violence , Human Rights
Impact Producing, Consulting, Impact Strategist/Advisor, Campaign Implementation, Alternative Distribution, Mentorship
Cultural/racial identity:
White Jewish
Self identification:


Sandi DuBowski turns movies into movements. He is the Director/Producer of TREMBLING BEFORE G-D, Producer of A JIHAD FOR LOVE, and Co-Producer of BUDRUS. His award-winning work has screened at Sundance, Berlin, Tribeca and Toronto, theatrically released in over 150 cities, and in 2020 he was invited to be a member of the Documentary Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences. DuBowski spearheaded a groundbreaking impact campaign with TREMBLING BEFORE G-D, personally conducting 850 live events, which changed the lives of countless individuals, their families, religious leaders, and communities around the world. He is in post-production on RABBI, supported by The Sundance Institute Documentary Program. Filmed over 20 years, RABBI follows Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie's epic journey as the dynastic heir of 39 generations of Orthodox rabbis. He rejects his destiny and becomes a drag-queen rebel, a queer father, and the founder of Lab/Shul—an everybody-friendly, God-optional, artist-driven, pop-up experimental congregation. Rabbi joins Amichai on a lifelong quest to creatively and radically reinvent religion and ritual for a challenging, rapidly changing 21st century. DuBowski worked with over 125 of the world’s best social justice documentaries as the Outreach Director of Doc Society’s Good Pitch for seven years. He is Co-Founder of The Creative Resistance, a collective of media makers who create award-winning political ads and design for the 2018 and 2020 elections. In the mid-1990’s he began his media and activism work at Planned Parenthood Federation of America focused on the Christian right and the anti-abortion movement. Three generations of DuBowski’s family made chocolate syrup in Deep Coastal Brooklyn.