Lionel Friedberg is a documentary film director who has written or produced films for Animal Planet, CBS, PBS, the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel. He has 18 credits as Director of Photography, and has worked all over the world on both dramatic and nonfiction productions.
Friedberg was born in South Africa. He began his career working in the television industry in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia). He later directed numerous TV episodes and single dramas in South Africa and was the Chairman of the South African Film and Television Association (SAFFTA) for many years. In 1966 he worked in Canada, where he was affiliated with the National Film Board of Canada, Montreal. In 1986 he moved to the United States. For the past 25 years, he has specialized in non-fiction series episodes and single shows. He is a vegetarian and active in the animal welfare movement. He also wrote a book about the history of apartheid and colonialism in Africa.
Books:Full Service, February 2012