Sunday, August 24, 2008

"Bi-Racial Hair" to screen at Reel Sisters Film Festival

"Bi-Racial Hair" to screen at the Reel Sisters Film Festival
Date: Saturday, September 26th, 1:00pm
Venue: Kumble Theater, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

Thursday, August 7, 2008

RIP Jesse

Just wanted to post a special recognition to Jesse Thompkins, a filmmaker and a person I knew from my neighborhood who died tragically last Sunday. He was one of those filmmakers who were so passionate about his filmmaking that he was devising creative ways of financing his next film, including running the marathon and selling advertising space on the back of his shirt. He was caught up in a bad car accident as he was running, training for the marathon.

Jesse, may your spirit live on in those who so obviously love and adore you and those who you touched in your short but impressive life. I really regret not ever having our big film talk but that's not going to stop me from seeing your work! Or forgetting your big, honest smile.

RIP, kind man...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Back from New Orleans, Off to Lebanon

Ompf, it is hard to keep this blog up right now but good stuff going on.

Just returned from New Orleans, shooting portraits of two young women involved in reproductive health care. We met some amazing young people who gave us an insiders view of how natural disasters like Katrina affect their lives and their communities. Special thanks to Eric, Jennifer and Vanessa!

Then, on August 25th, we're off to Lebanon to shoot Uniformed Services folks who do AIDS advocacy. Both of these shoots are for the project I'm doing with UNFPA and Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children.

Some pics from the Lower Ninth Ward to give you a sense of where things are now, three years after Katrina...