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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…

Faraway Lands, but <em>Under the Same Moon</em>

Posted Apr 18, 2013, by Nate von Zumwalt, Editorial Coordinator

Faraway Lands, but Under the Same Moon

The disparities that demarcate life in Mexico and the landlocked Arab country of Jordan are, ostensibly, vast and boundless.…

The Importance of Dialogue: Laura Nix Discusses <em>The Light In Her Eyes</em> in Jordan

Posted Apr 18, 2013, by Laura Nix, Director, The Light In Her Eyes

The Importance of Dialogue: Laura Nix Discusses The Light In Her Eyes in Jordan

Read Part 2 and Part 3 also.

We arrived in Amman four days ago. I’ve never been to Jordan before but I was three hours away by…

 A Nation of Refugees: Ligiah Villalobos' <em>La Misma Luna</em> Finds Mutuality in Jordan

Posted Apr 16, 2013, by Ligiah Villalobos, Screenwriter, La Misma Luna

A Nation of Refugees: Ligiah Villalobos' La Misma Luna Finds Mutuality in Jordan

Read Part 2 and Part 3 also.

It is a little after 11 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013. I have just returned to my hotel in Amman,…

Parting Thoughts: The Power of Film Is Unmistakable

Posted Apr 3, 2013, by Nancy Buirski, director, The Loving Story

Parting Thoughts: The Power of Film Is Unmistakable

Nancy Buirski is the director of the documentary "The Loving Story." She recently joined Film Forward in Colombia to screen her…

The Planet is Changing: Jeff Orlowski and Chasing Ice travel to Colombia

Posted Mar 28, 2013, by Jeff Orlowski, Director, Chasing Ice

The Planet is Changing: Jeff Orlowski and Chasing Ice travel to Colombia

Jeff Orlowski is an American filmmaker and the director and cinematographer of Sundance Excellence in Cinematography Award…

Challenging the Boundaries of Love in Colombia

Posted Mar 22, 2013, by Nancy Buirski, director, The Loving Story

Challenging the Boundaries of Love in Colombia

After four extraordinary days in Colombia, I may just be starting to get a feel for this disarmingly complex place. Friendly,…

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