Mark Jonathan Harris

Expert in documentary production, film and television education and children’s media; autism

Distinguished Professor of Film and TV Production

USC School of Cinematic Arts


  • media ethics
  • children’s books, television and media
  • documentary filmmaking
  • film and television education
  • Interacting with Autism, a video resource for understanding, treating and living with autism.

Additional Information

  • Documentary filmmaker who has made three Oscar-winning films: The Redwords (Best Short Documentary, 1968); The Long Way Home (Best Feature Length Documentary, 1977); and Into the Arms of Strangers (Best Feature Length Documentary, 2001)
  • Author of five children’s novels, including Come the Morning (1989) and Solay (1993), as well as the book version of Into the Arms of Strangers
  • Recent films include the award-winning Darfur Now (2007) and Spirit of the Marathon (2008)


  • The Power of Documentary with Oscar Winner Mark Harris | BFD | TakePart TV

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