Lori Petchers is a documentary filmmaker/video artist whose films have screened at numerous festivals and venues throughout the U.S. and Internationally. She is a recipient of the Artist Fellowship Grant in Film/Video from the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism and was awarded a regional Emmy nomination for her work. She is also the creator of themidlifeproject.com, an online documentary project about middle age and is currently working on OLD BAGS, a video installation which explores female identity and aging. Lori received her B.A. from Brandeis University and her M.A. from Emerson College. She is the mother of two sons.