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Doug Liman


Doug Liman has been recognized as a major Hollywood filmmaker since 1996, when he directed the critically-acclaimed Swingers. Since then, he has worked frequently as a director and producer on such films as The Bourne Identity, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, and Fair Game. He has also directed several TV pilots and commercials, and produced the popular television series The O.C.

Reckoning with Torture is one of several projects Liman has worked on related to political and social advocacy. He directed campaign films for Howard Dean during the 2000 presidential election and ads for Barack Obama in 2008. After the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Liman traveled there to shoot footage for Quincy Jones’ “We Are the World” charity music video. That same year, he directed a public service announcement for Feeding America, a leading domestic hunger-relief organization.

Liman is the son of Arthur Liman, an influential lawyer who served as chief counsel to the Senate Committee investigating the Iran-Contra affair during the Reagan administration. Doug Liman serves on the boards of the Legal Action Center and the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.

Doug Liman graduated from Brown University and the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California.