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Dialogue Between Past and Present: Director Musa Syeed on <em>Valley of Saints</em> in Puerto Rico

Posted Jun 18, 2013, by Musa Syeed, Director, Valley of Saints

Dialogue Between Past and Present: Director Musa Syeed on Valley of Saints in Puerto Rico

In 1521, the conquistador Ponce de León built his colonial residence in San Juan, naming it Casa Blanca. Today, almost 500…

A Question for Puerto Rico: Producer Josh Penn on Discussing <em>Beasts of the Southern Wild</em>

Posted Jun 17, 2013, by Josh Penn, Producer, Beasts of the Southern Wild

A Question for Puerto Rico: Producer Josh Penn on Discussing Beasts of the Southern Wild

In showing Beasts of the Southern Wild across San Juan this week, a really interesting conversation emerged.  The conversation…

Cultural Borders: Director Patrica Riggen on Sharing with Audiences in China and Taiwan

Posted Jun 7, 2013, by Patricia Riggen, Director, Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Cultural Borders: Director Patrica Riggen on Sharing with Audiences in China and Taiwan

A world without borders.

Ryan Roberts, the Cultural Affairs Officer at the American Institute in Taiwan explains to me early on…

Perspectives on Climate Change from <em>Chasing Ice</em>

Posted Jun 6, 2013, by Jeff Orlowski, Director, Chasing Ice

Perspectives on Climate Change from Chasing Ice

For the past two years, Film Forward has travelled to China as one of four international locations.  This year unique in that…

Returning: Jeff Orlowski of <em>Chasing Ice</em> travels to Taiwan

Posted Jun 4, 2013, by Jeff Orlowski, Director, Chasing Ice

Returning: Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Ice travels to Taiwan

Growing up with a Taiwanese mother, I've visited Taiwan many times.  I even lived there for about 9 months while in college.…

Contemplating Moonlight: Patricia Riggen Reflects on <em>Under the Same Moon</em> in Taiwan

Posted Jun 3, 2013, by Patricia Riggen, Director, Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Contemplating Moonlight: Patricia Riggen Reflects on Under the Same Moon in Taiwan

I imagined that Taipei would look much like mainland China.  It doesn’t. It’s more colorful and crowded, with hundreds of…

Climate Change in China: Jeff Orlowski Shares About Travelling with <em>Chasing Ice</em>

Posted May 31, 2013, by Jeff Orlowski, Director, Chasing Ice

Climate Change in China: Jeff Orlowski Shares About Travelling with Chasing Ice

The American Embassy in China established a pollution index that measures particular matter in the air under 2.5 microns.  At…

Metaphors: Director Patricia Riggen Reflects on <em>Under the Same Moon</em> in China

Posted May 29, 2013, by Patricia Riggen, Director, Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Metaphors: Director Patricia Riggen Reflects on Under the Same Moon in China

1. China on my mind.

One of the first things I notice on my arrival in China is the tiny fragments of white cotton swirling…

Jordan Wrap-Up: Sharing Stories Half a World Away

Posted May 7, 2013, by Meredith Lavitt, Director, Film Forward

Jordan Wrap-Up: Sharing Stories Half a World Away

In FILM FORWARD’S first trip to the Arab World, Jordan proved to be a great location. Filmmakers Ligiah Villalobos…

Surprises in Jordan: Ligiah Villalobos Reflects on the Unexpected

Posted Apr 30, 2013, by Ligiah Villalobos, Screenwriter, La Misma Luna

Surprises in Jordan: Ligiah Villalobos Reflects on the Unexpected

Read Part 1 and Part 2 also.

It’s been exactly one week since we’ve been back from Jordan so I’ve had a chance to reflect back…

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