Washington, DC is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside Ethiopia. This documentary looks at some of the controversies and unexpected connections between Ethiopian and African American communities over the past hundred years.
I have had the privilege of working with some extraordinary media makers around the world. As a Projects and Training Manager for BBC Media Action in Afghanistan I worked with reporters for a program by and for Afghan women, and with the creators of educational radio programs including Afghanistan's most popular and longest running soap opera. In Eastern Sri Lanka I worked with Internews Network as a Resident Advisor, managing media houses that brought journalists together from Sinhala, Tamil, and Muslim communities to collaborate on radio programs. While teaching as a Fulbright lecturer at the University of Ghana, I collaborated with a Ghanaian filmmaker and local film school to produce a video feature that used a comic book superhero storyline to explore sexual violence. In Chicago, I worked with aspiring and veteran storytellers from a range of global communities to produce personal stories for WBEZ public radio through the Ear to the Ground mentorship program.