Alumna Julie Sokolow Recognized for Documentary

Julie Sokolow

Julie Sokolow (A&S ’10), a Pittsburgh-based filmmaker, was recognized for her most recent documentary, “Barefoot: The Mark Baumer Story,” at the Heartland International Film Festival as Best Premiere Documentary Feature. 

Sokolow, a graduate of the Honors College, earned degrees in fiction writing in the Department of English and in psychology, both in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Additionally, she completed a certificate in film and media studies, also in the Dietrich School.

The film showcases Baumer, an activist and writer, and his journey to protest climate change by walking barefoot for over 100 days.