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Bridge Runner in Ecuador

http://videojournalismworkshops.com SARAYAKU, Ecuador, 28 June 2015 – We arrived in Sarayaku after a five-hour canoe ride down the Bobonaza River. I was struck by the foot bridge that members of the community use to traverse the waterway. It’s a noisy, squeaky, shaky, sketchy affair — and a gift for any filmmaker. On it I was […]

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Fishing on Bobonaza River

SARAYAKU, Ecuador, 1 July 2015 – This is one of the more extraordinary scenes I captured during my three-week visit to the Ecuadoran Amazon. Here, in the autonomous, indigenous region of Sarayaku, Kichwa Indians of the seven communities that make up the region join a fishing expedition on the Bobonaza River. Members of the communities […]

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Bangkok Workshop #4 Launches

BANGKOK, Thailand, 21 May 2015 — Bangkok Backpack Video Journalism Workshop #4 opened with a “here’s what it looks like” screening of “Chain Gang,” the first piece I did when I began practicing this craft. It has served me well ever since. For more information about my live or online workshops, see http://videojournalismworkshops.com/live and http://videojournalismworkshops.com, […]

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Just 10 Days Left to Register for Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 May 2015 — Just 10 days left to register for the June 4-7  Video Workshop With Bill Gentile in Washington, DC. Registration closes at midnight on Wednesday 20 May 2015. At this four-day immersion in the craft of video storytelling, you learn to: – Articulate story ideas. – Capture powerful images and […]

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“Afghan Dreams,” The Second Half.

PITTSBURGH, PA, 29 April 2015 — Two of the central characters in our film, “Afghan Dreams,” shine in a darkened theater at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Our documentary follows four young Afghan women competing in the world’s most important contest of international law, the Vis Moot East. The contest is held each […]

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“Afghan Dreams” Screens at Commerce

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 MARCH 2015 — We conducted a screening of our film, “Afghan Dreams,” at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The film documents four Afghan law students, all female, as they defy all odds to compete in an international competition of commercial law in Hong Kong. The team was trained by lawyers working at […]

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