Gini Reticker is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-nominated director and producer with a distinguished career that spans more than twenty years. She recently directed The Trials of Spring, which has played at human rights festivals around the world and was accompanied by six shorts that launched on the New York Times website. The film chronicles a young woman’s journey from an Egyptian village to her role as an international human rights activist. Reticker previously won the Tribeca Best Documentary Award for Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the story of Liberian women whose actions helped bring an end to a brutal civil war.
She received an Academy Award nomination for the short film Asylum, recounting one woman’s journey to political asylum in the U.S., and was nominated for an Emmy for producing A Decade Under the Influence. Reticker was one of the creators of Women, War & Peace for PBS, executive produced Abigail Disney’s The Armor of Light, and coproduced The Betrayal (Nerahkoon), which was nominated for both an Academy Award and an Independent Spirit Award. Reticker served as an executive producer on 1971, Cameraperson, Alias Ruby Blade, Citizen Koch, Hot Girls Wanted, and She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (all supported by Fork Films).