On the home stretch. OMF file packed with 12 tracks of audio is off to audio post. Following on my last post, I wanted to share more about music for the film. One of the highlights of my time in Kenya was meeting George Ooko AND listening to him playing music, whether with students, other
One of my favorite parts of the post-production process is working with composers and musicians on film music. When I began working on Peace in Our Pockets, I listened to a good bit of traditional and contemporary Kenyan music. From hip hop infused tracks, to sparse compositions performed on traditional Kenyan instruments, to the wide
Thanks to Professor Tetsushi Ogata at UC-Berkeley for reaching out to us for our first university screening of the rough cut. In October Professor Ogata showed the film in his class, “Conflict Resolution, Social Change and Cultures of Peace” class, an upper division course taught in the Peace and Conflict Studies Program.
Last week Yusra Salim at UNDP-Sudan reported back on the rough cut screening of PEACE IN OUR POCKETS at their first ever Social Good Summit. I appreciated Yusra and her colleague Margunn for reaching out to me and arranging for a screening during this busy peacebuilding conference. A focus of the Social Good Summit was
It’s been a while since posting here and now is a good time to share a bit about progress on the film. We are in midst of post-production and have a very nice rough cut assembled running about 54 minutes long. We shared the film at the BUILD PEACE Conference at the MIT Media Lab
Kenny has written a piece reflecting on his film “A New Kind of Listening” for the Spring 2014 edition of South Writ Large. South Writ Large is a quarterly online magazine that explores the culture of the changing South through its literature, art, music, psychology, and social patterns. The magazine grew out of the Global
I wanted to share a bit about our screening at BUILD PEACE 2014 and my short time taking in the Ignite sessions. First, big thanks to the organizers of BUILD PEACE for creating this venue for peacebuilders from around the world to convene, share and inspire. They also created time and space for our screening
Join us for a Work-In-Progress screening at the Build Peace Conference in Cambridge, MA on Fri., April 4th. Special thanks to the Build Peace team for hosting this event which kicks off a weekend of sharing experiences and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. The film screens April 4th @ 7pm in
As a documentary filmmaker, I believe in the power of small stories to express and illustrate the universal themes of empowerment, justice and peace. My vision for Peace in Our Pockets has been to capture and share the story of one organization’s efforts to nurture democracy and deepen peace in Kenya. I feel this film
As I create the rough cut of Peace in Our Pockets in the coming months, I’ll be sharing snippets and sequences here on the blog. This week you get a sneak peak at the introduction sequence to George Ohoko. George has deep roots in Baba Dogo and helped to found Sisi ni Amani in 2010.