Bob Hercules, Producer
Bob Hercules is an award-winning producer/director of broadcast films and documentaries. He is also the co-owner of Media Process Group, a Chicago-based production company. His programs have appeared on PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and IFC. His two most recent films both deal with the subject of dance: a film about famed choreographer Bill T. Jones entitled A Good Man (for the PBS series American Masters) and one entitled The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance. A Good Man premiered this April at the Full Frame Film Festival and will be broadcast on PBS in November 2011. Other films by Bob Hercules include his 2009 documentary, Radical Disciple: The Story of Father Pfleger, The 2006 films Senator Obama Goes to Africa and Forgiving Dr. Mengele, and the 1999 documentary The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy.
Bruce Orenstein, Producer
Bruce Orenstein grew up in working-class Chicago and spent 15 years organizing in Chicago and Seattle, receiving training at Saul Alinsky’s Industrial Areas Foundation. Profoundly influenced by Alinsky’s books, Reveille for Radicals and Rules for Radicals, Orenstein says, “They helped me focus and took my hot anger and turned it into what Saul Alinsky called cold anger.”