Judy Hoffman worked as a maker on a team that made HSA Strike ’75 (Kartemquin, 1975) in Chicago. She has worked in film and video for many decades. She was active in the Alternative Television Movement in the early 1970's, experimenting with small format video equipment. She played a major role in the formation of Kartemquin Films. The first woman film camera assistant in Chicago, Hoffman was an apprentice in IATSE, and worked on feature films such as The Breakfast Club (DATE). She has worked with the Kwakwaka'wakw First Nation of British Columbia, producing media about reclaiming Native culture. Hoffman directed a video training program on the N'amgis Reserve so that the Kwakwaka'wakw could make their own tapes. She received the 1994 Voice Media Activism Award from Chicago's Center for Community and Media and the 2004 Nelson Algren Committee Award for community activists making a significant contribution to Chicago life.