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Obie Benz

Obie Benz created a number of charitable organizations to support social justice causes. In 1971 he started the Vanguard Foundation, which made grants to San Francisco activist groups and helped found the Film Fund to support documentary filmmakers. In 1975 he organized Pacific Alliance, which produced benefit rock concerts for anti-nuclear power ... See full bio »

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Known For

Heavy Petting Producer
(1989)
(1982)
The Atomic Cafe Miscellaneous Crew
(1982)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Producer (4 credits)
 2003 Ashtanga, NY (Documentary short) (producer)
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- My Generation (1995) ... (producer)
 1989 Heavy Petting (Documentary) (producer)
 1982 Americas in Transition (Documentary short) (producer)
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 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- My Generation (1995)
 1989 Heavy Petting (Documentary)
 1982 Americas in Transition (Documentary short)
Hide Hide Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
 2011 American Experience (TV Series documentary) (technical support - 1 episode)
- Stonewall Uprising (2011) ... (technical support)
 1982 The Atomic Cafe (Documentary) (production consultant)
Hide Hide Show Show Writer (1 credit)
 1995 The History of Rock 'n' Roll (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- My Generation (1995)
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 2010 Stonewall Uprising (Documentary) (technical support)
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 2003 Ashtanga, NY (Documentary short) (additional cinematographer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Several music videos with environmental themes.

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Started Vanguard Foundation in 1971 in San Francisco to support social activism. Also helped start Pacific Alliance to do benefit concerts for social causes, as well as MUSE Foundation. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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