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Louise Rubacky, Contributor

Louise Rubacky

Writer-filmmaker Louise Rubacky has collaborated on and made fiction and non-fiction films for over 25 years. Having started in editing, she helped shape stories for directors Jean-Jacques Annaud, Francis Coppola, George Lucas, and Nicolas Roeg, among many others. In 2013, she co-wrote and produced the independent drama The Cherokee Word for Water, about Wilma Mankiller’s early years of leadership that led to her being the first woman elected Chief of the Nation. Louise also wrote and co-directed the documentary There’s Something About W, about the failed promises and policies of the Bush Administration, and has made other short documentary films. Recent projects include serving as story consultant and writer on a Borneo Project short films series informing investors and the public about the devastation mega-dams bring to rainforests and indigenous communities, to stop construction of a new mega-dam on Sarawak’s Baram River. In addition to writing for truthdig, Louise has contributed to Inside Climate News. She is currently making a film about private Americans tackling public problems.