Anyone looking for a solid perspective on the recent political events in Malawi should take a look at Dr. Kim Yi Dionne’s blog. Her blog posts have been collected and reposted on the Democracy in Africa website as well.
Just back from Columbia, Missouri where Bush League headlined the Third Goal Int Film Fest at the University of Missouri. What a community of the people we met there – no joke, Columbia has got something really special going on. Let me say thanks one more time to the Third Goal Int Film Fest, The…Continue Reading
From a scorching hot San Diego (it’s January?) I’m happy to report that Bush League will headline this year’s Third Goal Int. Film Fest in Columbia, MO. Jake Wilson who is featured in the film and myself will join the Central Missouri Returned Peace Corps Volunteers group who put the fest together for the screening…Continue Reading
I’m re-posting from Dr. Kim Yi Dionne’s blog: For those interested in following events in Malawi associated with demonstrations against government slated to begin on August 17, here is a list of Twitter feeds from Malawi and the abroad: Journalist Agnes Mizere @amizere Writer Steve Sharra @stevesharra Editor of The Nyasa Times (tweeting in the diaspora)…Continue Reading
I got to thinking about Helen Epstein last night on my drive back from LA. She wrote The Invisible Cure, which is a remarkable book about HIV/AIDS in Africa. For anyone interested in the nitty gritty of this subject or just in Africa in general, this is a very good resource. It’s full of insight…Continue Reading
I I talked with Jake for a little while this weekend. For those who’ve seen Bush League, if you don’t remember, he’s the Peace Corps volunteer in the film. Above is a picture of him from last month with his forth graders on Crazy Hat Day. He’s now in his second year of study for…Continue Reading
The internet is incredible. An editor from the Afrika Post in Germany found some of my photos from Malawi on flickr and asked to use them in print. It’s really neat to see them printed.
The first time I saw Epton Gama, he was just a few feet away, popping out of the head-high sea of grass that walls the footpath leading into the village of Zolokere. Without a pause he wrapped his arms around me and said “oooohh my brother!” If I felt a little unease in being so…Continue Reading
I just got back to San Diego this morning after a really amazing experience at the Vancouver Int. Film Festival. I’ll write more about the festival this week but for now I just want to share this video. It’s the audience at the first screening saying hi to everyone back in Malawi. What an amazing…Continue Reading
If I could go back in time and give myself some advice before shooting Bush League I would say, “Take the traditional system of authority (chiefs, subchiefs, village headman etc.) seriously because when the soccer games come to a halt and the imported rules of the game stop working, it’s that system that’s going to…Continue Reading