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Still We Rise…A story of healing, hope and promise for a broken nation
We’ve finished the trailer for our documentary, and are excited to begin sharing it. For more information on the film of how to support it, visit: www.stillwerisethemovie.com
After 14 years of a brutal civil war the West African nation of Liberia is still rebuilding, but struggling against a silent and devastating adversary: trauma. For a population of more than 4 million there is only one practicing psychiatrist and one psychiatric hospital – until now. Against extraordinary odds, a group of 21 newly certified mental health workers are setting out to heal widespread psychological trauma. Still We Rise follows these young men and women on a remarkable journey of healing, hope and promise for a broken nation.
For more information about the film or how you can get involved, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Excited to be juggling several projects (in no particular order):
My book (non-fiction, to be published by Da Capo press in 2013).
Election season! Thrilled to get back out on the road for some political stories for “The NewsHour.” My first story aired in July, a report from the battleground state of PA where the legal fight over a controversial Voter ID law was gathering steam.
Liberia. Remain in production on Still We Rise, my documentary film about an extraordinary group of young doctors determined to bring hope back to their war-torn West African nation.
I fully intended to blog daily from Liberia on my last trip there (in May), but the shoot proved much more grueling than the first and Internet access was tricky. During this trip we made it out of Monrovia to Nimba County – an 8-hour drive into the savannah. It was worth every mile to see such a different part of the country – one decimated by the war, but stunning in natural beauty and remarkable for the resilience and hope of its people. We’re scheduled to re-edit the trailer for “RISE” before the year’s end and raise our next round of funds, so expect more on this soon..
This weekend my family and I are having our first ever garage sale, which we’re hosting to benefit the doctors I’m featuring in my documentary Still We Rise.
It’s a small gesture, but the impact on our new friends in Liberia will be great. On our next shoot in (May 13-21st) we’re traveling to Nimba County, a rural area several hours outside of Monrovia. In Nimba we’ll be following Aaron Debah, one of the ONLY mental health clinicians working in an area devastated by the civil wars. We’ll also shadow two female clinicians – Quendi and Helena – working and teaching in Monrovia.
In e-mail exchanges, I’ve asked these young health workers for a “wish list” of supplies. They’ve all taken great care to responded, and it’s clear that their needs are modest, but urgent. Among their “wishes”:
Pencils and notebooks for students at a school for the blind, basic medical supplies like bandages/Tylenol, plastic wrist watches, DVD’s of films about mental health to use for teaching and a small movie projector to teach new students training in mental health care….
So, stop by if you’re in the NJ area and can offer any support. All proceeds from our sale will go directly to the purchase of these supplies. Wish us luck! More to come as we get closer to our departure date, and a sincere thank you to our dear friends who donated to the sale.
(Details of the sale posted at: www.maplewoodonline.com)