Andrea Torrice is an award-winning documentary and public television producer whose work spans a range of contemporary issues.
Her recent national PBS production, The New Metropolis, explores the revitalization challenges and opportunities facing America’s older, first suburbs. She is also overseeing the related civic engagement dialogues being hosted by PBS affiliated stations and community organizations. Over 120 community screening events were held around the country.
Some of her other PBS documentaries include, Rising Waters, which examines the global warming debate through the personal stories of Pacific Islanders. It was also featured at the 2004 United Nation’s Earth Summit, as well as broadcast in 110 countries and on National Geographic TV. She was the segment producer for the National PBS series Arab American Stories, which profiles a Jordanian family from Ohio. Some of her other award winning films include: Bad Chemistry, which discloses the hazards of low-level chemical exposures on human health; Large Dams, False Promises, which investigates the impacts of dam projects in Brazil and China; and Forsaken Cries: The Story of Rwanda, which explores the historical factors contributing to the 1994 genocide. Her most recent film, Art as Action, tells the story of women abstract expressionist painters through the story of the filmmakers’ mother. Currently, she is producing a new public television documentary Trees in Trouble about the challenges facing America's urban forests.
Her work has been supported by the Ford, Annie. E. Casey, Surdna, William Penn, Gund, The Ohio Humanities Council, The Tree Fund and other foundations, as well as by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Independent Television Service. She is also the recipient of a CPB Gold Award in Community Programming.
Torrice is a frequent guest speaker on the issues related to her films. Recently she was the featured speaker for Women in Media - Making a Difference for the Soroptomists of America – Northern California Chapter. Currently she is the owner of Torrice Media which specializes in high impact visual storytelling. She has produced a range of award-winning video programs for museums, foundations, universities, educational institutions, municipal governments and nonprofit organizations.
Her career started almost 20 years ago at San Francisco’s PBS affiliate, KQED-TV, as a producer for the station’s Current and Cultural Affairs departments. She currently works in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and son.
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