“Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” July 2012

WASHINGTON, DC, 22 March 2012 — The second “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” is scheduled for 12-23 July 2012. Bill Gentile accompanies participants to the Central American nation of Nicaragua for an immersion in the process of documentary filmmaking. Participants follow American volunteers working with the non-profit organization, “Bridges to Community,” in the region of Nindiri […]

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Backpack Documentary Expedition: Volunteers Arrive.

WASHINGTON, DC, 19 July 2011 — This is the third in a series of video snapshots, or vignettes, which are unedited but mostly chronological clips that I was able to produce while conducting my “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” of 24 June through 3 July 2011. You can watch it on YouTube and on Vimeo. These […]

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Backpack Documentarians Record Humanitarian Effort

TICUANTEPE, Nicaragua, 29 June 2011 — Paloma Jackson (left) and Martha Dodge take a working breakfast during the “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua.” They are recording the work of some 30 U.S.-based volunteers associated with the New York-based Bridges to Community who are helping build four houses in four days for the materially poor in this […]

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“Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” Meets U.S. Volunteers

MANAGUA, Nicaragua, 25 June 2011 — Paloma Jackson (far left) and Martha Dodge (with yellow cap) interview members of Bridges to Community at Managua’s international airport as they wait for the arrival of U.S.-based volunteers who will build houses next week in the town of Ticuantepe. Paloma and Martha are in Nicaragua to participate in […]

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“Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua” Heads to the Field

TICUANTEPE, Nicaragua 24 June 2011 — Bridges to Community staffer Kyla Gallagher takes our “Backpack Documentary Expedition: Nicaragua,” to visit sites where U.S. volunteers will build homes next week. The house-building project is part of the NGOs cross-cultural endeavor between the United States and Nicaragua. My two backpack documentary makers, Martha Dodge and Paloma Jackson, […]

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