Video Series for Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India – Seattle Art Museum

A series of short videos produced for the Seattle Art Museum in connection with the traveling exhibit Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India. The videos are based on interviews conducted with the Maharaja GajSingh II of Marwar-Jodhpur and his daughter Princess Baijilal Shivranjani Rajye, who were in Seattle for the exhibit.

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Conversation with Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

9/13/2018 Seattle, WA – Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is one of the most courageous documentary filmmakers of today. I first interviewed her when she had just made her first documentary in 2003 and have followed her progression since then. So it was a great pleasure to host this conversation with Sharmeen at the Seattle University Pigott…

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Memories of a Cuban Childhood Colors Artist’s Work

Artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez moved to Seattle from Miami more than 35 years ago. But much of the work he creates in his sunlit studio in Pioneer Square hearkens back to a more distant past.

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Interview with producers of American Experience documentary “The Boys of ’36”

On making of ‘The Boys of ’36’ documentary.

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Jocelyn Moorhouse: Her Return to Directing and Making ‘The Dressmaker’

Video co-produced by Laila Kazmi and Stacey Jenkins for the KCTS 9 SIFF series. For director Jocelyn Moorhouse, The Dressmaker is about the power of transformation and love. Based on a popular novel by Rosalie Ham, the film marks Moorhouse’s return to directing after about 18 years. “I didn’t want to leave directing,” says Moorhouse about her…

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Writing an American Story: Playwright Yussef El Guindi

Yussef El Guindi flips through the pages of his newest play. Seated next to the director, he follows along with the actress who is rehearsing her lines in the small rehearsal room at Theatre Puget Sound. The play, set to open in Seattle, is Collaborator — a one-woman show in which the character, an American…

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