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Coffee, Colombia and Character

SAMANIEGO, Colombia, 28 June 2016 — Camila DeChalus interviews a Colombian coffee grower about how climate change impacts his livelihood. I’m on assignment for American University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies (CLALS) to assist Camila, who won one of this year’s AU-Pulitzer Center International Reporting Fellowships. She is working on a film about […]

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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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Backpacking on the Day of Peace

EL TAMBO, Colombia, 23 June 2016 — I felt a sense of urgency to get these images up online. Perhaps because Hector Zamudio, a coffee grower whom I met today, is 84 years old and, though he most likely has no access to the internet, I needed to show them while he still is with […]

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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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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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11 Days to Register for Backpack Video Workshop

WASHINGTON, DC, 20 April 2016 — Only 11 days left to register for our Backpack Video Journalism Workshop in Washington, DC. The four-day event takes place on May 12-15. Space is limited so register now and save up to $200. Go to http://billgentile.com/live-workshops for details. The deadline for registration is midnight on Saturday 30 April. […]

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