U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Reichart’s films helped tell story of working class

Published 12:00 am Thursday, December 8, 2022

I’m sad to hear of the passing of my friend Julia Reichert. 

She was such a champion for working-class Americans who are still in search of the American dream. I will miss her unique storytelling and her ability to connect with all kinds of people on such a human level and tell their stories in respectful and empathetic ways. 

Connie and I are praying for her husband, Steven, and daughter, Lela, and everyone who loved her.

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— Statement issued Friday. Reichart, an Academy Award-winning documentarian and Ohio filmmaker, died Thursday at age 76.

— Sherrod Brown is a Democrat and the senior U.S. senator representing Ohio.