NINDIRI, Nicaragua 13 December 2015 — After my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, I stayed on an additional to enjoy and to reminisce. It was worth it. (Photo by Bill Gentile)
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 12 December 2015 — This is the newest generation of Nicaragua’s Backpack Video Journalists. They’ve completed my four-day workshop, titled, “Training the Trainers.” They are ready, not only to practice our craft, but also to pass it on the the next generation. Good luck and stay safe. — Bill Gentile
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 12 December 2015 — On the last day of our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop, we lost power because of maintenance work on the electrical system at the venue where the event was held. Despite numerous challenges during the four-day event, every one of the participants managed to produce a respectable video. I’m so […]
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 11 December 2015 — U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Laura F. Dogu (in blue jacket) visits my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in the Nicaraguan capital. Titled, “Training the Trainers,” the four-day event was sponsored and funded by the U.S. Embassy.
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 9 December 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Managua watch my most recent film, “When the Forest Weeps.” The film examines how Ecuador’s Kichwa Indians struggle as their deep spiritual relationship with the Amazonian rain forest diminishes in a clash with the forces of so-called modernity. The film resonated […]
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 8 December 2015 — Participants in my Backpack Video Journalism Workshop interview a peasant reportedly fallen ill after prolonged exposure to pesticides used on sugar cane plantations on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The peasant is one of hundreds protesting the lack of medical attention and recompense by the Pellas family, one of Nicaragua’s most […]