Michael Schwarz founded Kikim Media with his wife Kiki Kapany in 1996. His work has won numerous broadcasting award including three Emmys, two George Foster Peabody Awards, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Journalism Award, and the Grand Prize in the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards for Coverage of the Disadvantaged. In addition to In Defense of Food, Schwarz is also currently directing The Valley, a three-hour cultural, intellectual, and technological history of Silicon Valley; and The Ornament of the World, a two-hour history of medieval Spain. Other recent projects include: The Botany of Desire (2009), based on Michael Pollan’s book about the relationship between plants and people; Extreme by Design (2013), a film about students building a better world, one product at a time; My Father, My Brother and Me (Frontline, 2009), a chronicle of Parkinson’s disease; and Hunting the Hidden Dimension (Nova, 2008), the story of fractal geometry. As a Fulbright Fellow in the 1980s, Schwarz conducted documentary production workshops in Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea.