Lifetime documentary filmmaker Reuben Aaronson is known for bringing honesty and beauty to large and small screens. His signature style has been acknowledged by his many top industry awards including Oscars and Emmy’s.

Reuben is the founder of NGOFilms, a production company dedicated to creating content and media to advance awareness of human rights and the need for social justice.

Among his many highly regarded projects include River of Gold narrated by Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, winner of Best Environmental Film of the Year at the International Environmental Film Festival and 12 other awards.  His recent film, The Cost of Silence was nominated for Best Feature Documentary at The Sundance Film Festival.




Project Angel Food was the lucky recipient of a film by Reuben Aaronson’s NGOFilms.  Not only did Reuben shoot the film beautifully, he found the most poignant way to tell the story of our drivers, who are the lifeline of our organization.

Reuben’s film brought the audience at our annual gala to tears and helped us to raise $50,000 in less than 10 minutes!

NGOFilms came to our rescue. We are a small organization with a large mission: to help bring about peace in the Middle East.  We needed a short video to put on our website and Reuben brought his heart and talent to the job.  Now his film is our calling card to the world.

Every American should have the opportunity to see “Strangers in Town” amazing job of conveying a moving true story of humanity at its best.

The Cost of Silence” gives you urgent reasons to turn up at the ballot box with your rage and opposition.


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