May 3, 2003 - World Premiere!
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Proctor's Theatre in Schenectady
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June 12, 2003 - New York Premiere!
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
This screening is sponsored by IFP/New York and the Film Society of Lincoln Center as part of the series, Independents Night. The series is designed to showcase recently completed American documentary features. Screenings are followed by Q&A and a reception in the adjoining gallery. Independents Night is co-sponsored by the Village Voice and is made possible, in part, by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

General public may purchase tickets ($9.50) beginning three to four weeks in advance at the Walter Reade Box office, or on-line at

June 14, 2003 - 5:15 PM
Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York
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July 2003 - San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
July 24 - San Francisco
July 28 - Palo Alto
July 30 - Berkeley
These dates are tentative. Visit the SFJFF website for more information.

October 25, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.
It opened the First Women's Film Festival of New Jersey at Caldwell College.

October 26, 2003 at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Thunder in Guyana opened the Reel Jews Film Festival.

November 7, 2003 at 6:30 p.m
It screened at the Margaret Mead Film Festival

November 16, 2003 at 1:00 p.m.
Thunder closed the Boston Jewish Film Festival

November 17, 2003 at 6 p.m.

It screened as part of the series "(Re)Capturing Ourselves: Labor, Welfare, Colonialism Through the Eyes of Women Filmmakers" at the CUNY-Graduate Center, co-sponsored by the Center for the Humanities and others.

December 4, 2003 at 2:30 p.m.
December 6, 2003 at 6:30 p.m.
Thunder will screen at the Santa Fe Film Festival.

December 8, 2003 at 8:30 p.m.
The film will screen at Washington DC Jewish Film Festival

January 9, 2004
UNIFEM Film Festival Miami, Florida

January 9, 2004 at 8 p.m.

January 12, 2004 at 6 p.m.
Gene Siskel Theater Center, Chicago, IL
Stranger Than Fiction: New Documentary Frontiers
Documentaries have never been hotter, with an explosion of exciting new work erasing the borderlines between the personal and the political. This survey includes a number of local premieres, including the Chicago-connected EL MOVIMIENTO and THUNDER IN GUYANA.

February 15, 2004
San Diego Jewish Film Festival

March 5-6, 2004
Myhelan Film Festival, Long Valley, New Jersey

March 7, 2004
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival

March 6-7, 2004
Women's Film Festival, Brattleboro, Vermont

March 14, 2004

Maine Jewish Film Festival

March 18-28, 2004
Cleveland International Film Festival

March 21, 2004 8:30 p.m.
Women's Film Festival, Brattleboro, Vermont

March 23, 2004
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival

April 15, 2004
Jewish Community Center, Rhode Island

April 16-28, 2004

Chicago Latino Film Festival

April 27, 2004
Athens International Film and Video Festival
Athens, Ohio

April 28, 2004

High School Film Festival at the Jewish Museum, NY

May 4, 2004
Lenore Marwill Jewish Film Festival Detroit, Michigan

May 9, 2004
Montreal Jewish Film Festival

May 11, 2004 at 6 p.m.
Pioneering Jewish Women, Jewish Women's Archives, Boston Public Library

June 14, 2004
St Louis Jewish Film Festival

June 14, 2004
Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival

July 25, 2004
Martha’s Vineyard Jewish Film Festival

October 10, 2004
Red Bank International Film Festival
Red Bank, New Jersey

October 14, 2004
Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

October 17, 2004
Ridgewood, NJ Public Library

October 31, 2004
Houston Jewish Book and Arts Fair

November 3, 2004
Brooklyn Public Library

December 16, 2004
Rialto Theatres - Santa Rosa, CA

February 17, 2005 at 5:30 p.m.
February 26, 2005 at 4 p.m.

Documentary Fortnight at the Museum of Modern Art

February 19, 2005
Schenectady, NY Jewish Community Center

February 22, 2005
Thunder will air nationally on PBS-Independent Lens

April 2, 2005
Yale Women's Film Festival

May 25, 2005
Henry Street Settlement

September 29, 2005
Suffolk University

October 24, 2005
Fordham Law School

November 16, 2005
Dartmouth College

November 17, 2005
Boston College

March 18, 2007
Brandeis University

March 18, 2009
New York City Parks Department - Arts and Culture Series

November 12, 2009
University of Illinois, Chicago Campus

February 4, 2010
Northeastern University

April 15, 2010
Skidmore College

August 8, 2010
Thunder in Guyana will be broadcast AGAIN on PBS nationally! The broadcast is on August 8, 2010 at 10 p.m. on PBS World/Global Voices. Visit or check local listings!


Film International (June, 2005)
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The New York Times (February 22, 2005)
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The Baton Rouge Advocate (February 22, 2005)
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The Nation (February 17, 2005)
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CCWH Newsletter (Summer 2004)
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(Spring 2004)
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Thunder will air nationally on PBS-Independent Lens
February 22, 2005

Winner Best Documentary-Myhelan Indie Film Festival
(March 2004)

Hyde Park Herald
(January 7, 2004)
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Educational Media Reviews Online (December 19, 2003)

Winner of the Boston Jewish Film Festival Best Documentary Award
(November, 2003)

(October 24, 2003)
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Winner of the Cine Golden Eagle Award
(September, 2003)

The Hollywood Reporter
(June 13, 2003)
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The Villager (June 11, 2003)
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Schenectady Daily Gazette (May 2, 2003)
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Albany Metroland (May 1-7, 2003)
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Albany Times Union (April 18, 2003)
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CineWomen (March 2003, Volume 2, #24)
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Brian Lehrer Show / WNYC (March 10, 2003)
Listen to Janet and Suzanne on the radio

The Yip Harburg Political Documentary Film Collection, to be housed at the Donnell Media Center, New York Public Library, will include THUNDER IN GUYANA.