Operation Filmmaking Part 2: inside Al Jazeera

     |    Thursday May 19th, 2011

Posted by Stephanie Boyd for the New Internationalist blog I have an extra day in Qatar, once the film festival is over. My friends encourage me to visit the desert – where I can ride camels or sand buggies and sleep under the stars – or go scuba-diving, or even catch a short flight to 

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Operation Filmmaking

     |    Wednesday May 11th, 2011

A view of the city of Doha  Posted by Stephanie Boyd It feels like I’ve won the lottery. A documentary I made about Peruvian farmers standing up to US and British-owned mining companies has been selected for the Al Jazeera International Documentary Film Festival in Doha, Qatar. Suddenly I find myself far from my Andean 

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Tambogrande: Remembering Godofredo García Baca

     |    Thursday March 31st, 2011

  Anyone who has watched the realeyz.tv film Tambogrande will remember Godofredo García Baca. He was the 65 year old mango and lemon grower who acted as a voice for the residentsin a small town in northern Peru. He articulated the demands of the people, analyzed the situations they were facing and implemented strategies to 

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Acceptance Speech of Father Marco Arana, Winner of the Cinema for Peace Human Rights Award

     |    Wednesday February 23rd, 2011

Father Marco Arana (pictured here with Bianca Jagger), the Catholic priest who supports indigenous Peruvians in protecting their eco-system in opposition to foreign mining companies, received the Cinema for Peace Human Rights Award. Arana and the surveillance operation and intimidation campaign mounted against him are the subjects of Stephanie Boyd’s (CHOROPAMPA, TAMBOGRANDE, co-directed with Ernesto 

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