Off to Thailand to “Raise Your Voice!”

WASHINGTON, DC, 10 December 2014 — Heading out this morning for Video Workshop #2 with the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association (TBJA) in Bangkok, where I’ll teach journalists how to “raise their voices” with the latest in technology and technique. (Photo by Bill Gentile.)

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Interpreting “Juan de los Muertos”

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 December 2014 — I was honored to moderate a discussion of the film, “Juan de los Muertos,” or “Juan of the Dead,” shown at GALA Hispanic Theatre in the nation’s capital. The screening was part of the “La Nueva Ola: Films from Mexico, Cuba & Spain” festival that ran from 3-7 December. […]

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Talking With the Amazon at American University

WASHINGTON, DC, 7 November 2014 — Professor Tod Swanson of Arizona State University addresses participants of a workshop organized by the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) at American University. The workshop was titled, “Religion and Democratic Contestation in Latin America: Rights and Justice Claims around the Environment and Gender/Sexuality.” Dr. Swanson spoke […]

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Veteran Backpack Journalist Visits the New

WASHINGTON, DC, 29 October 2014 — Former student Bill Delano took time from his busy freelance schedule to Skype with students in my Backpack Documentary class — 10 years after he, himself, was a member of the same class. Delano has gone on to build an extraordinarily successful career for himself, not only on a […]

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Decade of Docs in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC, 14 October 2014 — I showed the progression of my work from black and white still photos to high definition documentaries at a function at American University’s School of Communication (SOC). My presentation was part of the panel discussion, “A Decade of Documentary Filmmaking in DC.” The event was presented by Docs In […]

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Final Steps for “To Catch a Dream”

WASHINGTON, DC, 12 October 2014 — Ella Patel (center) reviews narration she is recording for our upcoming documentary, “To Catch a Dream.” The film follows four Afghan girls as they journey from their war-torn home country to Hong Kong, where they compete in an international competition of commercial law. From the far left are Audio […]

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