Mary Jane (Director, Co-Producer, Camera, Editor)

Doherty has been an Associate Professor of Film at Boston University since 1990. Proud of her lineage as a student of iconic documentarian Ricky Leacock, she developed B.U.’s Narrative Documentary Program: a novel approach to non-fiction storytelling using the building blocks of fiction film.

Mary Jane has freelanced for Blackside Productions, Harvard Foundation, Northern Light Productions and Vida Health Communications with national and international film credits as director, editor, cinematographer and sound designer in more than thirty film productions.  With SECUNDARIA, Mary Jane moves into the spotlight as a filmmaker in her own right.

Watch Professor Doherty’s 60 second lecture from Boston University’s 2013 Annual Report. 


Lyda Kuth  (Co-Producer)

Lyda is founding board member and executive director of the LEF Foundation, which supports independent filmmakers through the LEF Moving Image Fund. In 2005, she established Nadita Productions and was producer/director on her first feature documentary, “Love and Other Anxieties.” Mary Jane Doherty brought her talents as cinematographer to that film, which premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in October 2011.