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William Gilcher

writer and producer, Goethe-Institut Washington

William Gilcher is a writer/producer and divides his time between independent projects and work for the Goethe-Institut Washington. Prior to joining the Goethe-Institut, he worked on cultural policy issues for the incoming Clinton administration. As a film and video producer, he specializes in cultural and intercultural projects. He produced a film version of *Beckett Directs Beckett: Samuel Beckett’s Endgame* for the University of Maryland Visual Press and the Smithsonian Institution as well as many European-American projects for the Goethe-Institut. Most recently, he produced *For Tomorrow: Ich hoff’ auf morgen – The Story and Poetry of Hilda Stern Cohen*, a feature film shot in Germany, Poland, Austria, and the USA about Holocaust survivor and poet Hilda Stern Cohen. The film features performances of a number of his musical compositions. Bill also served as American producer for Georges Rouquier’s final feature film, *Biquefarre*, in the early 1980’s and continues to be in the leadership of the Association Georges Rouquier in Goutrens, France.