Anne Seidlitz has been a writer in documentary film for almost two decades. Her work has appeared on PBS’s American Masters, Great Performances, and American Experience series, among others, as well as screened theatrically. Her most recent writing credit is Becoming Frederick Douglass (now streaming on PBS), produced by Firelight Media and Maryland Public Television. Anne has also worked extensively with independent filmmakers, and her particular area of focus has been on Black American social, political, and cultural history. Anne began practicing Buddhism in the early 1980s while still in college, and has been a lead writer on the Chogyam Trungpa Digital Library project since 2020. She is currently writing a book about the jazz pianist Hampton Hawes.