We have produced a variety of media for film, television, web and print that has been made and viewed around the world. Our breadth of experience enables us to uncover rich topics with a wide variety of interest.

current projects


past projects

A Girl's Life
Silk Grandmothers
What's Happening to the News?
Not Your Avg. Travel Guide: Austin
Dubai: Night Secrets
The Unforgotten War
Samurai Surfers
Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans
caguayo
The Road to Peace
Weight of the World
The Women's Kingdom
Little Flower

portfolio

 

A Girl's Life

A story about social entrepreneur John Wood’s literacy program, "Room to Read."
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Silk Grandmothers

A Japanese social entrepreneur forms an unusual partnership with local artisans.
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What's Happening to the News?

90-minute documentary reported by Lowell Bergman, investigating how economics and technology are changing the media landscape.
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Not Your Average Travel Guide: Austin

A video tour through Austin for Discovery Travel.
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Dubai: Night Secrets

Documentary that follows photographer Mimi Chakarova investigating Dubai's lucrative sex trade.
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www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2007/09/dubai_sex_for_s.html

Screenings and Awards

2008 People's Voice Webby Award in "News and Documentary: Individual Episode"
2008 Emmy nomination in "New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming: Arts, Lifestyle and Culture"

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The Unforgotten War

Documentary that explores rising tensions and nationalism between Japan and China.
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Samurai Surfers

Investigation of a Puerto Rican surf community's fight against the US Army Corps of Engineers.
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Synopsis

What happens when the Army Corps of Engineers violates the Clean Water Act by dumping dredge on a world-class wave in Puerto Rico? The surfers unite! Samurai Surfers retells the David and Goliath story of eco-activists in the Carribean. Download article from Bad Idea magazine.

Screenings and Awards

One of the most viewed Rough Cuts on FRONTLINE/World
World Oceans Day Film Festival, 2009
Byron Bay Film Festival, 2007
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival, 2006
Finalist, Santa Barbara Ocean Film Festival, 2006
Best International Story, Surfrider Film Festival NYC, 2005

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www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2005/08/samurai_surfers.html

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Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans

Educational video linking a healthy ocean with human wellbeing.
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Synopsis

All life on Earth, including our own, depends on the ocean. Narrated by Meryl Streep, Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans explores three themes: The Ocean Heals, Nourishes and Protects. The first of its kind, this educational video brings a new approach to how people view the ocean, which we believe will bolster conservation choices and public health awareness.

Screenings & Awards

Selected to show in Patagonia retail stores, 2006
Santa Barbara Ocean Film Festival, 2006
Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Film Festival, 2006
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Development and Adaptation Days at COP-11, Montreal, 2005
Savannah Ocean Film Festival, 2005
Screening Award, 2nd Annual MontanaCINE International Film Festival, Missoula, Montana, 2005
Honorable Mention, Surfrider Film Festival, NYC, 2005
Best Short, Hawaii Ocean Film Festival, 2005
Alaska Oceans Film Festival, 2005
UN World Environment Day's Film Festival, 2005

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www.healthyocean.org

Artist's Statement

This video was originally envisioned as a promotional trailer for a traveling exhibit. However, with its beautiful images and compelling message, Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans has gained recognition worldwide, screening at international film festivals and educational conferences, winning several awards, and even being selected to show in Patagonia retail stores. With the video's success, Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans has grown to become an integral program at the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHGE) at Harvard Medical School. For more information about CHGE's Healthy Ocean, Healthy Humans program contact Kathleen Frith at http://chge.med.harvard.edu.

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caguayo

An exploration of the diversity of lizards in Cuba with a message about people being connected to nature in complex ways.
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Synopsis

Filmed in Cuba, caguayo is a poetic exploration of the curiosity of nature. Through beautiful images and voice, including words from leading scientist Luis Diaz from the Museum of Natural History in Havana together with other local people, caguayo explores the great diversity of lizards in Cuba. While discovering the range of habitats, behaviour and colors of lizards, the film brings a message of how people are connected to nature in complex ways.
Language: Spanish; English and Portuguese subtitles.

Screenings & Awards

DC Environmental Film Festival's Green Film Forum, 2008
FestCine Amazonia, Porto Velho, 2007
Western State College, Colorado, 2007
ReDirect Guide Environmental Film Festival, 2007
Albacete Documental "Documentales y Fotografías de América Latina", 2007
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival, 2007

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caguayo (QuickTime)

Artist's Statement

caguayo was made during the Summer 2006 Pan Caribbean Project for Environmental Film and Wildlife Documentaries residency held at Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV), San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba. Filmed in HD, caguayo was produced, directed, written and filmed by an international team of three women: Jennifer Galvin (USA), Elena Sierra (Spain) and Uliana Duarte (Brazil). During this wildlife documentary residency, teams were to create 5 minute videos about one animal – our group was assigned to lizards. Other groups focused on frogs, spiders and bats. Together, we challenged our filmmaking techniques, sleeping schedules and language skills while exploring the amazing ecosystems of Cuba – from the forests of Soroa to the streets of Havana – and learning more about lizards and ourselves than we ever expected.

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The Road to Peace

Investigation of Muzaffarabad Road in Kashmir, India.
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Screenings & Awards

First Place Award, New Media, South Asian Journalists Association, 2005

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www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/fellows/kashmir/indexa.html

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Weight of the World

Profile of weightlifting in Afghanistan.
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Screenings & Awards

CINE Golden Eagle Award, 2006
Bronze Award, Worldfest Houston, 2005
Aired on Current TV, PBS-web and Al Jazeera
Played at 6 national and international festivals

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www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2005/09/weight_of_the_w.html

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The Women's Kingdom

In China, how free can a woman be?
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Screenings & Awards

Winner, Student Academy Award, 2006
International Asian American Film Festival, 2006
Best Editing Award, Women's International Film Festival, 2006
IDA Award Nomination, 2006
Aired on PBS, KTSF, Al Jazeera, and numerous Chinese stations
Played at over 10 major film festivals, receiving standing ovations

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www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/rough/2005/07/introduction_to.html

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photo courtesy www.shemperphoto.com

Little Flower

Portrait of actress Joan Chen
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Screenings & Awards

Good News Award, Sacremento Chapter of Women in Film and Television, 2004

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