Julie Ludwig is a documentary filmmaker and cinematographer from the swamps of Florida. Her work explores geographies of oppression and the complex political realities of social movements through deep observation and visual experimentation.
Julie studied Cinematography at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where she crafted a style that fuses cinematic imagery with documentary subjects. With a deep commitment to addressing injustice through aesthetic intervention, Julie became a collective member and later Program Director at the historic video art collective Paper Tiger Television. She led the effort to preserve and archive its collection of over 300 episodes of subversive, irreverent public access television, and produced videos amplifying the perspectives of marginalized voices and political struggles. Julie is also the co-founder of Reels for Radicals, a film series bringing together filmmakers, activists, and audiences to confront urgent social issues through collaborative analysis.
Her work has been screened at MIT List Visual Arts Center, as part of a guerrilla projection on the facade of New Museum, galleries and art spaces across New York City, and at film festivals in the U.S. and Europe. Julie is currently traveling the U.S. as one half of KANTA Collaborative, working on film and new media projects visualizing environmental landscapes on a geologic time scale, and dissecting the biopolitics of American immigration policy at the border.