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The filmmaker has received numerous prestigious honors. The film “A Lion in the House,” made with Steven Bognar in 2006, won the Primetime Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking, and the Henry Hampton Award for Excellence in Film & Digital Media.
During her career, three of her films — “Union Maids” (1977), “Seeing Red” (1984) and “The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant” (2010) — were Academy Award nominees.
Reichert was a professor of film production at Wright State University for 28 years and co-founded Indie Caucus, the action group working to keep documentary filmmaking alive on PBS. She is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Television Academy.
This year she was inducted into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame.