Another Look at “No Fire Zone”

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 February 2015 — Ann Peters, Director of Development and Outreach at the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, made this image during our screening and panel discussion this week of “No Fire Zone,” about war crimes by the Sri Lankan army during a 2009 offensive against Tamil rebels. UK filmmaker Callum Macrae showed […]

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Promoting Journalism and Democracy

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, 16 September 2014 — Met this morning with reporters from Diario El Mundo newspaper and showed them my film, “The Gangs,” that I made last year in Guatemala. Both countries suffer from the presence of urban gangs, so the journalists here could relate to the piece. I’m here this week on […]

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Learn to Build Powerful Videos at Workshop in Washington, DC

KIGALI, Rwanda, 26 July 2014 — Rwandans engaged in community work projects help build a school in this sprawling capital. These projects are one component of the Rwandan government’s efforts to build a sense of community and healing in a country that just two decades ago was the scene of one of the worst genocides […]

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Making Videos and Enjoying Georgian Hospitality

GURJAANI, Georgia, 26 May 2014 – Enjoying a bit of Georgian hospitality at a small brewery just outside the town of Gurjaani. I’m working with a dozen members of the Network of Information Centers, teaching them how to make videos that rock. I’m in Georgia at the invitation of the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi to […]

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Investigative Journalists Making Videos That Rock

TBILISI, Georgia, 22 May 2014 – Journalists at Studio Monitor watch one of my films during a presentation today on backpack and citizen journalism. Studio Monitor is the premier outlet for investigative journalism in Georgia. During my visit today, members of the organization showed me some of the great work they’ve been doing. And they […]

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Me to Suriname: Make Films

PARAMARIBO, Suriname, 4 May 2014 – The walk on the tarmac from my plane to the airport terminal brought me back to the tropics. The smell of wood fires for cooking. The deep humidity. A cool evening breeze. The sunset. Smelled like Nicaragua. I’m here for a week of workshops, presentations and interviews about the […]

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