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Linda Harrar

Linda Harrar is an independent Executive Producer / Director / Writer specializing in documentaries on women’s health and rights, global health, development, and the environment.

A staff producer on the PBS NOVA Series for a dozen years, Ms. Harrar produced the first international documentary on the Antarctic ozone hole, a portrait of biologist Stephen Jay Gould; a portrait of Native American physicians called The Crisis in Indian Health, Twins, and Rafting through the Grand Canyon. Ms. Harrar served as Senior Producer for the 10-hour Race to Save the Planet Series.  She has produced for the Discovery Channel's Power of Dreams and Discover series.  She produced and directed Last Oasis, in the PBS Cadillac Desert series, a docudrama for teens entitled Biodiversity: Wild about Life, and Panama: Paradise Found, for Audubon/Turner Original Productions. 

Ms. Harrar served as Executive Producer of Six Billion and Beyond, as co- Executive Producer of World in the Balance, and as Senior Content Director of the 2005 Emmy-award winning series Rx for Survival – A Global Health Challenge.

Ms. Harrar is a graduate of Cornell University. She serves as Vice President of the Filmmakers Collaborative and on the Board of World Education.