Robert Stone is a multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker. Born in England in 1958, he grew up in both Europe and America. After graduating with a degree in history from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, he moved to New York City in 1983 determined to pursue a career in filmmaking. He gained considerable recognition for his first film, "RADIO BIKINI" (1987) which premiered at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Feature Documentary.

Multi-tasking as a producer, director, writer, editor and sometimes cameraman, he has over the last 20 years developed a steady international reputation with a range of unique and critically acclaimed feature-documentaries about American history, culture and the mass media. His more recent and perhaps best-known work includes "GUERRILLA: The Taking of Patty Hearst” (2004), which premiered at Sundance (under the title “Neverland”) and went on to become one of the most highly acclaimed theatrical documentaries of the year. His documentary “OSWALDʼS GHOST” (2007), for which he was cited by Entertainment Weekly “one of our most important documentarians” earned Stone his second Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction Filmmaking.

His latest major film, EARTH DAYS, premiered as the Closing Night Film at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and has received rave reviews during its theatrical run. It broadcast on PBS/American Experience (the home to many of his films) on April 19, 2010. It was recently the first film ever to be shown on Facebook, a historic landmark in the use of social media. He continues to create personally crafted high-end documentary films from his home in the Hudson Valley of New York, where he lives with his wife and their two sons.

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