Vivian Kleiman is known for tackling challenging subjects and filmic approaches. She is the Executive Producer of the Academy Award nominated documentary short LAST DAY OF FREEDOM. Along with film partner Marlon Riggs, they garnered the George Foster Peabody Award, Organization of American Historians’ Eric Barnouw Award, and International Documentary Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Kleiman holds the distinctive record of 8 co-productions with the Independent Television Service (ITVS) for national PBS broadcast. She also taught at Stanford University’s Graduate Program in Documentary Film/Video Production. Kleiman is currently in production on the feature-length documentary, NO STRAIGHT LINES: 4 Decades of Queer Comic Books.