Grazers: A Cooperative Story

A Film by Sarah Teale and Lisa F. Jackson




Sarah Teale was most recently a Producer on the four part HBO series The Weight of the Nation. Sarah has produced a number of films for HBO, including Dealing Dogs, (Emmy nominated for Best Investigative Documentary) a look at the world of an undercover animal rights activist exposing the illegal sale of dogs to laboratories; Hacking Democracy, (Emmy nominated for Best Investigative Documentary) a high-profile film investigating electronic voting machine fraud; Death on a Factory Farm, an investigative documentary exposing conditions at factory farms across the country; Bellevue: Inside Out, a year inside the locked psychiatric wards at Bellevue Hospital; and Mumia Abu Jamal: A Case For Reasonable Doubt?, an investigation into the highly controversial case of a black journalist on death row. Mumia Abu Jamal was also produced for Channel 4 (UK) and received a Cable Ace Award nomination. She has also produced films for PBS, A&E, Court TV and the BBC.

Teale is also the co-founder of Adirondack Grazers Cooperative.




Lisa F. Jackson has been making documentary films for over 35 years, work that has brought her awards that include two Emmy awards and a Sundance Jury Prize.  Sex Crimes Unit, her most recent film, is an unprecedented verite portrait of prosecutors in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office. Jackson shot her last documentary in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo won a Special Jury Prize for Documentaries at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and earned 2 Emmy nominations. 

She produced and directed Meeting with a Killer: One Family’s Journey (2001 Emmy Award nominee) for Court TV; Life Afterlife, a 90-minute Special for HBO; The Secret Life of Barbie (1999 Emmy Award winner) for ABC News; Addicted and Why Am I Gay? for HBO’s “America Undercover” series;  No Money, Mo’ Problems and Smart Sex for the MTV series “True Life”; The Other Epidemic for ABC News; and five episodes in the Hallmark Channel’s acclaimed Adoption series, including stories shot in Siberia and Guatemala.

Jackson has also been awarded a Planned Parenthood “Maggie” Award for Outstanding Documentary; the 2009 iWitness Award from Jewish World Watch and a Movies That Matter Award from Amnesty International.  

©2014 Teale Productions Inc & Jackson Films Inc