In 1998, she completed Another Brother, about an African American Vietnam veteran, which premiered at the Urban World Film Festival, won a Gold Hugo from the Chicago International Film Festival, a CINE Golden Eagle Award, a Gold World Medal at the New York Festivals International Competition, first place at The Athens International Film & Video Festival, and was broadcast over PBS. In 1997, she completed Out at Work: Lesbians and Gay Men On The Job with Kelly Anderson which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. She then remade the film for an HBO television special "Out At Work: America Undercover" again with Kelly Anderson, which won a CINE Golden Eagle Award and was selected Most Outstanding Documentary at the GLAAD Media Awards 2000.
Some of her other works include Signed, Sealed & Delivered, Looking For Love: Teenage Mothers, and Juggling Gender. In 1996, Tami directed her first narrative, the short film Emily and Gitta. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the American Film Institute (NEA), and she received the Excellence in the Arts award from the Manhattan Borough President. She is also a professor in the Film and Media Studies Department at Hunter College.
Last Updated: Apr 22, 2013