Also in process is a piece entitled "Becoming Mexican", in which I explore with highly integrated "northerners" in Mexico what 'becoming Mexican" might mean, whether it is desired, and indeed whether it is possible for someone from a foreign country to "Become Mexican"
In 1993 I discoverd my passion for documentary-making with my first documentary, “Rethinking Education: Getting to Know the Stony Point Story” about a progressive school in Va. that modeled exquisitely (and volunatrily) the ideal of the KERA paradigm. The parents, students, teachers and administrators were so happy in that building, that I felt I had to do something to show Kentuckians what KERA could look like. The film was well received, and used/viewed by parents, administrators and schoolboards across the state and beyond..
In 2000, I was asked to interview a woman about her experience being a patient. Thus began my second documentary, “Like Rembrandt Draperies: A Portrait of Cathy Tingle”, an evocative film raising issues about living with cancer, relationships between patients and providers, alternative therapies and lifestyles, the meaning of dying and rituals around death. Some of the audiences this teaching tool (which comes with a detailed curriculum guide) has been used in include: Doctors, nurses, medical students, pastoral care, hospice and social work.
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