Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond


The New Heroes tells the dramatic stories of fourteen daring social entrepreneurs who are undaunted by the chronic challenges of poverty, illness, unemployment, violence, and ignorance they see in the world around them. These individuals have a revolutionary passion for identifying and solving large-scale social problems. Unlike traditional business entrepreneurs, their mission is to generate social value, not wealth. For social entrepreneurs, the bottom line is measured in lives. Hosted by Robert Redford, this four-part series aired nationally on PBS in the summer of 2005.

Andrew Gersh edited four segments of the series for Actual Films. This segment produced and photographed by Jon Shenk.

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