Pam Sporn is a documentary filmmaker, educator, and activist. She loves listening to people tell stories about standing up to injustice in their own unique, subtle, and not so subtle, ways.
A pioneer in bringing social issue documentary making into NYC high schools in the 1980s and 1990s, Pam substantively contributed to the growth of the youth media movement.
MAKING THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE: THE STORY OF PUERTO RICAN STUDIES AT BROOLKLYN COLLEGE is Sporn's latest documentary, which she Co-Directed with Tami Gold. Her 2018 film DETROIT 48202: CONVERSATIONS ALONG A POSTAL ROUTE was broadcast nationally on America ReFramed, PBS/World Channel's non-fiction showcase. Prior work includes the documentaries CUBAN ROOTS/BRONX STORIES, WITH A STROKE OF THE CHAVETA, REMEMBERING THE MAMONCILLO TREE, and DISOBEYING ORDERS: GI RESISTANCE TO THE VIETNAM WAR.
Sporn has received numerous grants and awards including: JustFilms/Ford Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Puffin Foundation, Latino Public Broadcasting, CUNY Caribbean Exchange, and the Bronx Council on the Arts.
Sporn holds a MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College, CUNY. She is a member-owner of New Day Films distribution cooperative, New York Women in Film and Television, and the Bronx Filmmakers Collective.
Pam has taught Documentary Production at Hunter College & Brooklyn College.