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INDENTURED screening in Mumbai, April 24th

INDENTURED, my doc short about labor abuse on U.S. military bases in Iraq will screen tomorrow at the Observer Research Foundation in Mumbai. The location and RSVP info: NKM International House, 5thFloor, Behind LIC Headquarters Yogakshema, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400020 RSVP: Dhaval Desai –dhaval.desai@orfonline.org Tel: 022-61313800 The INDENTURED webpage includes the film (10 min) and [...]

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INDENTURED web page

INDENTURED, my short doc film about labor abuse on US bases in Baghdad, now has a web page. Please take a look and send the page link on to your representation in D.C. Reform is a slow process, so even though the war is technically over, this has to be held up to the light [...]

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INDENTURED is now on-line

I was prompted to go ahead and put INDENTURED online after reading Sarah Stillman‘s piece The Invisible Army in the New Yorker magazine. From the article (June 6, 2011 edition): The expansion of private-security contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan is well known. But armed security personnel account for only about sixteen per cent of the [...]

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Indentured takes a step forward

I’m hopeful. Still working.

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From UNAFF: Indentured Premiere

It really shocks me every time an audience sees a film I made but I guess I’m extra shocked about Indentured since it’s so unconventional. It makes me feel really optimistic actually because as films go, Indentured asks a lot from the audience. There are long passages of text, and no sound/picture effects for fun [...]

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From UNAFF: Water Themes

It’s a rainy day in Palo Alto, CA. The United Nations Association Film Festival has a really nice, intimate atmosphere. I met a filmmaker tonight named Anjoo Khosla who made a short doc film called Wahid’s Mobile Bookstore, the URL is pasted below (10min). It’s about a charming little boy in India who reminds me [...]

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INDENTURED premiere at the UNAFF

The United Nations Association Film Fest just released it’s official schedule. The lineup looks great. I’m excited Indentured will premiere at the festival and also excited to (try to) visit the d.school at Stanford. They do a lot of very interesting design projects many of which serve people in developing countries. Every time I see [...]

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Drinking the TIgris: New Shots from Baghdad

Some new shots from Baghdad. This, for me, is the untold story of this war. All the labor; cleaning, cooking and washing is done by S. Asian laborers. Their pay is meager. The guys who clean at the Dining Facility work 12 hours per day seven days a week and make, in total, $350.00 per [...]

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