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Almost There: Manual en Español

WASHINGTON, DC, 3 August 2016 — I’m delighted to announce that the Spanish-language version of my acclaimed “Essential Video Journalism Field Manual” is nearly ready for release. The “Bill Gentile Manual Esencial de Producción Video Periodismo” is in the final stages of review and should be available at Amazon.com by next week. Translated by my […]

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Colombia War Not Over Yet

SAMANIEGO, Colombia, 28 June 2016 – The Colombian civil war that has claimed an estimated half a million dead and wounded over the past 50 years is not over yet, despite the peace accords signed this month in Havana, Cuba. We were reminded of this fact on our trip to Samaniego, a drive of three […]

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Backpacking to Coffeeland

LA FLORIDA, Colombia, 23 June 2016 — A local bee keeper and visiting members of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) get smoked up in their protective suits before visiting some local bee hives. The bees are cultivated as a means of diversification in the face of increasing impacts of climate change on coffee production. The bees […]

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Backpack and Colombia Coffee

NEAR PASTO, Colombia, 22 June 2016 — I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) to assist a student who won one of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. Camila DeChalus, seen on the left in one of these images, is working on a film about how Colombian […]

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CRS Visits Villa Loyola Coffee Farm

VILLA LOYOLA, Colombia, 21 June 2016 — We went today to Villa Loyola, a farm about 40 minutes from Pasto. It’s run by Jesuits who have a major presence in this very Catholic region. By “We,” I mean representatives in Pasto of Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and CRS employees from Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala and […]

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Essential Manual 2nd Edition

PASTO, Colombia, 20 June 2013 — I’m delighted to announce that my Essential Video Journalism Field Manual, 2nd Edition, is now up on, and available at, Amazon.com. This edition includes information on how to use your cell phone to make powerful films, as well as an entirely new section by J. J Bruce Jones on […]

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