Portrait of Susan Rieder

Susan Orleans Rieder
Documentary Filmmaker

Specializing in oral histories that explore the World War II era from a personal perspective. These films are designed to educate young people, but have a wide appeal. They present narratives of individual experience using a contextual approach that incorporates commentary and archival images to deepen our understanding of well-known events.

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Exile And Community:
The Life Of Carola Domar

FILM AND EDUCATIONAL GUIDE. A story of reconciliation chronicling a young Jew’s experience in Nazi Germany, her escape from fascism, and her search for community. Told by the subject and her adult daughter, largely from a young person’s perspective.

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The Making Of Joe Wheeler:
A Concord Story

Born in 1926, Joe Wheeler spent most of his life abroad, helping others through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Peace Corps, and the United Nations; his character was forged on a small farm in the historic town of Concord, MA, during World War II.

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Sergeant Martin S. Yauga

The first-hand account of an underage teen who enlisted in the Marines, and saw combat as a sharpshooter in the South Pacific during World War II, earning, among other citations, two Purple Hearts.

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