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Ron Lamothe

Lamothe was born in 1968 and grew up in the small New England town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts. He received his B.A. in 1990 from Tufts University, where he studied clinical psychology and political science. Lamothe traveled across Africa from Morocco to Tanzania in 1990 and 1991. Upon his return, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he taught history and English for three years at DeMatha Catholic High School. After a sojourn in Prague in 1995, he relocated to Leverett, Massachusetts and enrolled as a graduate student in history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In addition to receiving a master’s degree in 2000, Lamothe spent four years in the UMass Academic Instructional Media Services department as a producer, videographer and editor. He also worked in 1999 as a researcher and associate producer for Florentine Films/Hott Productions. Most recently, Lamothe and Terra Incognita Films moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he now lives with his wife Karen and two daughters, Madeleine and Parker. He is currently a Dean’s Fellow and Ph.D. candidate in African history at Boston University.

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