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Rachel Grady is an American film director and producer.[1] She won a 2008 Women of Vision Award.

Rachel Grady
Grady at the Miami Film Festival presentation of "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You"


She is the stepdaughter of James Grady.[2] Grady was raised Jewish and still considers herself Jewish.[3]


Jesus Camp was coproduced and filmed by Grady in 2005 and debuted at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival, it was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 79th Academy Awards.[4] She coproduced and filmed 12th & Delaware. The film premiered on January 24, 2010 at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Documentary Competition.[5] She has frequently collaborated with fellow director Heidi Ewing.[6]


Film Year Subject matter Comments
The Boys of Baraka 2005 Baraka School, Kenya
Jesus Camp 2006 Kids On Fire School of Ministry, Becky Fischer
The Lord's Boot Camp 2008 Teen Missions International Produced and aired for 48 Hours
Freakonomics (segment "Can You Bribe a 9th Grader to Succeed?") 2010
12th & Delaware 2010 A crisis pregnancy center and an abortion clinic in Fort Pierce, Florida
Detropia 2012 Detroit, Michigan
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You 2016 Norman Lear
One of Us 2017 Ex-Hasidic Jews


  1. ^ Turan, Kenneth. "'12th and Delaware' filmmakers: from 'Jesus Camp' to the abortion issue". Los Angeles Times. May 26, 2010 [1]
  2. ^ "Rachel Grady". IMDb. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  3. ^ "Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady Interview for Jesus Camp - The Cinema Source-TCS". May 26, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
  4. ^ 79th Academy Awards nominations list. Retrieved on 2007-01-29.
  5. ^ "2010 Sundance Film Festival: 12th & Delaware". Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved January 19, 2011.
  6. ^ Cole, Williams (July 8, 2010). "Abortion Battle's Hidden Front: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady In Conversation with Williams Cole". The Brooklyn Rail.

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