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James Gabbe

James Gabbe — filmmaker, writer, editor, publisher, journalist, educator —  was born in Middletown, New York. He served in the Vietnam War and described this experience in the novel LaRue’s Maneuvers, as well as writing a less fictionalized section for the Department of Defense Official History of the Vietnam War.

As a photojournalist, James Gabbe captured the heart of New York in The Universe of Union Square. His feature-length screenplay, Duke, was optioned by Twentieth Century Fox and later optioned and taken into development by TriStar. Other written works include March, a dramatic play portraying the roots of Hitler’s rise to power.
The creator of Citizenarts, which presents educational and cultural forums, James Gabbe’s documentary films include: A More–or Less–Perfect Union, exploring the state of the union in the United States; Journey with the Giant, recounting China’s economic miracle; To the Mountaintops, a comparative exploration of the economic growth of the world’s largest authoritarian and democratic states; and Pacific Destiny, an examination of the critically important relationship between China and the U.S. as told by people of those countries.