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A Screening! No, Wait, TWO Screenings!

We are having a couple of screenings of a ~30 minute rough cut of the film, a little bit later this month (click on image to view at 800 pixel original size):


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A new title, a different film: The Girl Who Knew Too Much

We started this project in 2008 with it being about how girls’ education is the best thing we can do in the world. We called it Girlworld.

So much has happened  since then regarding the popularity of the women’s empowerment movement. Amazing people like Nicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn (Half the Sky) are telling that story . The 10×10 project  is

Flying Chickadee: Courageous Creativity

Here is a little something I wrote for the zine, Courageous Creativity, from Shirin Subhani and Shahana Dattagupta the founders of Flying Chickadee, a really sweet publishing outfit out of Seattle. They heard about Opportunity Costs through a common friend. Shirin wrote to me and asked if I would like to write something for their January issue entitled: Unreasonable. I

Sprout! Wow! What a high!


Sproutwas way back in November, but I am still high from it. I have been so busy working on the film itself, I have not had time to reflect on the experience of Sprout. However, it was great and deserves a debrief. I have a moment here and am taking it.

Sprout is this amazing event

The GirlWorld Project: Opportunity Costs is selected to present @ Sprout V

On Saturday night I have 8 minutes to present, Opportunity Costs: The Brief Life of Shanta D. for the possibility of being granted $1000 for the film. It is this super cool thing called Sprout. It was started by two awesome arts & leadership women, Kristen Hoskins and Sarah Steininger as part of their grad school thesis. It

Girlworld Enters Seattle Public Schools

We have four beautiful and beautifully framed photos that we took in Nepal during our first trip there in 2008. They are of Shanta, here sister-in-law and niece, women working in a rice field and a Little Sister Fund recipient in her classroom. We have been taking them with us any time we are out in public with Girlworld. Although

The UNIFEM 1st Annual Film Festival: They invited me back next year. I have a deadline!

What a high! There is nothing like showing your labor of love to people who are into it. This festival is a labor or love for its creator, Mrinalini Venkatachalam or Minnie as she is called. She is the Programme Associate – Public Awareness and Youth Initiatives at UNIFEM and put on this film festival because she believes in the power of

Kids. I love showing them this film.

Kids totally get it. I have said this before, but they really see themselves in these girls, even though their lives are so different. I went to 3 very privileged schools today. Like, crazy fancy. I started the presentations asking them what they know about Nepal. They were like little

Filming Sarita for the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation

Besides working on our own independent documentary, Scott and I are here in Nepal filming a promotional video for the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. This NGO is really unique in that it is providing scholarships for Nepali women to go to UNIVERSITY. There are quite a few organizations helping girls go to primary and secondary school, but BMKF is