Bari Pearlman is a Manhattan-based independent producer, director, and writer, specializing in quality documentaries for theatrical and television markets. Her feature documentary Daughters of Wisdom, about the women of Nangchen, Tibet, is currently in theatrical release through Seventh Art Releasing, and playing internationally in film festivals. She is also in production on A Period Piece, about women's relationships to menstruation, and will produce-direct Lee Storey's upcoming feature documentary about Up With People.
Bari was Executive Producer / Co-Producer / Co-Director (together with Phyllis Heller) of Mah-Jongg: The Tiles That Bind, Producer (for @radical.media, inc.) of Shots in the Dark, a documentary about crime scene photography which aired Court TV and Channel Four Britain, and Producer of VH1 Fan Club: ABBA, Executive Produced by Joe Berlinger and directed by Bruce Sinofsky, and Segment Producer of Jonathan Judge's Food for Thought: Good Taste In Art.
Her fiction work includes Segment Producer of Daniel Maidman's Nine Planets (currently in production), and Assistant Director/Script Consultant on Cesq Gay's (Nico and Dani) first feature Hotel Room (competition,1998 San Sebastian Film Festival).
Bari is a Contributing Editor to Filmmaker Magazine, and has been an editorial consultant for Scenario, Silicon Alley Reporter and IFC/Rant magazines, and the Indiewire and IFP Websites. She has also translated the fiction of Swedish author Jonas Gardell.
A 1987 graduate of SUNY Binghamton, Bari earned a Master's degree in Literature from Indiana University in 1994. She was a participant in 2006 Sundance Producer's Conference.