One State writer/producer/director Robert Clem is a native of Alabama with family ties in both the northern and southern parts of the state. He is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Harvard Law School and practiced and taught criminal law in Washington D.C. before moving to New York to attend NYU Graduate Film School. He has been a fellow at the Sundance Institute Filmmakers Lab and in the 1990s produced and directed the public radio drama series Radio Action Theater, based on Southern literature and now available as podcasts. His award-winning documentary film Big Jim Folsom: The Two Faces of Populism in 1997 led to a dozen other documentary and dramatic films about Alabama and the South. Several new films and a television series are in development.
















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