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Filmmaker Notes

Ransom City: Filmmaker Notes: Benito Montorio

Filmmaker Benito Montorio discusses shooting in the crime-ridden city of São Paulo and sacrificing his personal safety for the sake of capturing the truth while making "Ransom City."

Aug 29th, 2006 | Comments

Turkey’s Tigers: Filmmaker Notes: Jon Alpert and Matthew O’Neill

Filmmakers Jon Alpert and Matthew O'Neill discuss the relationship between East and West, the challenges of shooting in Turkey, and what they learned about the Turks while filming the program.

Aug 22nd, 2006 | Comments

Flying Down to Kabul: Filmmaker Notes: Artist Simone Kærn

Simone Kærn discusses her inspiration for flying from Denmark to Afghanistan in a small 1961 Piper Colt airplane, and her experiences during the filming of “Flying Down to Kabul.”

Aug 1st, 2006 | Comments

Class of 2006: Filmmaker Notes: Producer Charlotte Mangin and Director Gini Reticker

During my honeymoon in Tangier in the summer of 2004, the Moroccan press was abuzz with news of King Mohammed VI's progressive new family law. Granting women equal rights in marriage, divorce, and the ownership of property, it was hailed as a revolutionary step toward women's empowerment in the Arab world.

Jul 25th, 2006 | Comments

Mixed Blessings: Filmmaker Notes: Director Darragh Byrne and Co-producer Erin Chapman

Director Darragh Byrne and Co-producer Erin Chapman discuss the inspiration behind "Mixed Blessings" and the making of the film.

Jul 18th, 2006 | Comments

18 with a Bullet: Filmmaker Notes: Director Ricardo Pollack

Director Ricardo Pollack talks about how he got to know the members of MS-18 in El Salvador.

Jul 11th, 2006 | Comments

H5N1 – Killer Flu: Filmmaker Notes: Producer Micah Fink

Producer Micha Fink talks about the making of H5N1 Killer Flu.

Sep 20th, 2005 | Comments

1-800-INDIA: Filmmaker Notes: Producer Anna Cater

Producer Anna Cater explains what inspired her to make the film and talks about how globalization is changing the traditional role of women in India.

Sep 13th, 2005 | Comments

Unfinished Country: Filmmaker Notes: Daniel Morel, Jane Regan, and Whitney Dow

We have been documenting Haitian political, social, and cultural life for a combined total of three decades, Daniel as a photojournalist since before the downfall of the Duvalier dictatorship in 1986, and Jane as a writer, filmmaker, and human rights advocate for the past decade.

Sep 6th, 2005 | Comments
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