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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 23 August 1952Tucson, Arizona, USA
Birth NameKirby Bryan Dick

Mini Bio (1)

Kirby Dick is a two time Emmy-award winning and two-time Academy award-nominated documentary film director. His most recent film, The Hunting Ground (2015), a monumental exposé about sexual assault on college campuses, premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, was released by Radius/The Weinstein Company and CNN, is the 2016 recipient of the Producer Guild of America's Stanley Kramer award, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. His previous film, The Invisible War (2012), a groundbreaking investigation into the epidemic of rape within the US military, won two Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, the 2012 Independent Spirit Award 2012 for Best Documentary, a Peabody Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He also directed Twist of Faith (2004), the story of a man confronting the trauma of his past sexual abuse by a Catholic priest, which was also nominated for an Academy Award. Other films include Outrage (2009), nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Investigative Journalism, This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006), a breakthrough investigation of the MPAA's secretive film ratings system, and Derrida (2002), a complex portrait of the world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida. He is the 2012 recipient of the Nestor Almendros Prize for Courage and Filmmaking and the 2013 Ridenhour Documentary Film Prize.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Chain Camera Pictures

Spouse (1)

Rita Valencia (? - ?)

Trivia (2)

Co-founded Chain Camera Productions and Chain Camera Pictures in 1997.
One son, Joseph Dick, who changed his name to Valencia, born in 1990.

Personal Quotes (4)

After watching what happened for 20 years with the ratings board and all the criticism from critics, filmmakers, even people around the country, and nothing changing at all, I felt it was really time to set out to make a film.
Violent films get through almost unscathed, but the ratings have this excessive focus against sexuality that puts independent film at a disadvantage.
[on sexual harassment in the military, as explored in his documentary 'The Invisible War'] We sort of had a sense this would make a significant impact. It has been a huge problem for decades. They've known [rape] was an issue since the 1970s. Historically, they deny the problem, blame the people who come forward, and cover it up. But since we've shown the film, there's really been a change in the landscape.
Most people in the military are horrified by this. The problem is, most of these crimes are committed by a very small minority of sexual perpetrators. So far, the military has not gone after them and prosecuted them and incarcerated them. That is the problem.

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