Vivienne Roumani is an oral historian, engaging speaker and writer, and award-winning filmmaker. Her expertise covers two areas that derive from her personal, educational, and professional experiences: how the transition to a digital world affects the way that we learn and live and the history and culture of Sephardic Jews, including Jews from Libya.
Out of Print, narrated by Meryl Streep, explores our extraordinary transformation as we moved from the preeminence of the written word to the digital age and the profound effect it has had on how we learn and live. The documentary features interviews with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Authors Guild President Scott Turow, the late Ray Bradbury, and other leaders in tech, publishing, libraries, education, and cognitive science.
Best Documentary Feature, New Hope Film Festival, 2013
Top Honors, Grand Jury Documentary Category, deadCenter Film Festival, 2013
Bronze Plaque, Humanities, Columbus International Film + Video Festival, 2013