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Carl Deal is an American documentary filmmaker and journalist. He is the producer and director of the films Trouble the Water and Citizen Koch, producer of Michael Moore's Where To Invade Next and Fahrenheit 11/9, and co-producer of Capitalism: A Love Story and Fahrenheit 9/11.[1]

Carl Deal
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OccupationFilm director, film producer



Carl Deal directed and produced, together with Tia Lessin, the Oscar-nominated documentary Trouble the Water, their feature debut.[2] The film, which chronicles one remarkable couple’s survival of Hurricane Katrina and their journey in its aftermath, was also honored with the 2008 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and named Best Documentary Feature at the Full Frame Festival and the IFP/Gotham Independent Film Awards.

A longtime collaborator of director Michael Moore, in 2009, Carl co-produced Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story and Fahrenheit 9/11, and served as archival producer of Bowling for Columbine. He has contributed to many other films.[3]

Previously, as a broadcast news producer and journalist, Deal reported throughout the US, Latin America and in Iraq. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s journalism school, which awarded him its social justice prize, and has written investigative reports on environmental, civil and criminal justice for Greenpeace, Amnesty International and Public Citizen.

Deal and his partner and collaborator, Tia Lessin, live and work in New York City.



  1. ^ The New York Times
  2. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2009-06-01. Retrieved 2009-10-11.
  3. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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