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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…

Open Flexible Minds: Laura Nix Reflects on the Last Two Days in Jordan

Posted Apr 26, 2013, by Laura Nix, Director, The Light In Her Eyes

Open Flexible Minds: Laura Nix Reflects on the Last Two Days in Jordan

Read Part 1 and Part 2 also.

On the 4th day of the program, our public screening in downtown Amman at the Rainbow Theater is…

An Ideal Audience: Laura Nix Shares <em>The Light In Her Eyes</em> with Students in Jordan

Posted Apr 25, 2013, by Laura Nix, Director, The Light In Her Eyes

An Ideal Audience: Laura Nix Shares The Light In Her Eyes with Students in Jordan

Read Part 1 and Part 3 also.

The Baqa’a camp, home to 104,000 people Palestinian refugees, is about 40 minutes outside of…

The Commonalities That Exist Between Us

Posted Apr 19, 2013, by Ligiah Villalobos, Screenwriter, La Misma Luna

The Commonalities That Exist Between Us

Read Part 1 and Part 3 also.

It is Wednesday, April 17, 2013 and my first time on this trip talking to students who are not…

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