We made this promotional video for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Iowa to help promote their mentorship program. In this 2-minute web spot, we highlight the seven-year relationship between Gretchen and Majorie. Through interviews and documentary footage,
we demonstrate how Big Brothers, Big Sisters is helping kids like Gretchen, and why people should donate to the program. It was conceived, shot, and edited in a week, and used for both live events and social media.
In the wake of 9/11, the FBI and INS detained hundreds of men as terrorism suspects based on little information other than their nationality, religion, and immigration status. One of them is Benamar Benatta, who appears in this video. Never charged with a crime, he was beaten, cruelly treated,
and held for over nearly five years in the Administrative Maximum Special Housing Unit of the Metropolitan Detention Center. This video briefly explains the significance of the Center for Constitutional Rights‘ Supreme Court case on behalf of Benamar and others.
I provided the sound and some images for this award-winning documentary about an inventor in rural Iowa who lived a creative life, hoping to pass on to his kids and grandkids what he calls "the gift of place."