The Bride Price by Stephanie Sinclair

A longer version of The Bride Price by Stephanie Sinclair can now be seen on the MediaStorm site. I originally produced this project for the International Center for Research on Women in 2008.

From the description:

These early unions, no matter the geography, often have catastrophic results: Young brides discontinue their educations. Youth and inexperience leave them vulnerable to abuse at the hands of their spouses.

See the project here.

MediaStorm to screen Walter Astrada’s ‘Undesired’ September 30 at Galapagos Art Space

Mediastorm will be screening Undesired, by Walter Astrada, a project I produced.

The screening will be held September 30 at Galapagos Art Space, at 16 Main Street in Dumbo, Brooklyn. Doors open at 7:30.

Please RSVP to rsvp@mediastorm.com.

From the project description:

India is a diverse country, separated by class and ethnicity. But all women confront the cultural pressure to bear a son. No woman is exempt.

Society’s desire for boys originates from the belief that men make money while women, because of their expensive dowry costs, are a financial burden. As a result, there is a disregard for the lives of women and girls. From birth until old age, they face a constant threat of violence and, too frequently, death.

Since 1980, an estimated 40 million women have been “missing,” by way of abortion, neglect, or murder. The government has banned the dowry and sex selective abortions, but both practices still thrive.

Undesired tells the stories of these women and girls.

Hope to see you there.

Recent Client Work for Council on Foreign Relations

cfr Crisis Guide: The Global Economy is the fifth crisis guide MediaStorm has co-produced with CFR for which I produced the first chapter, a cinematic overview of the recent downturn in the global market.

From the MediaStorm blog:

This new CFR.org Crisis Guide is an in-depth, multimedia look at the causes and consequences of the global economic crisis that seeks to unravel the questions surrounding the downturn and shed light on its policy implications, drawing on insights from leading thinkers on economics and international affairs.

You can view the project here.

The second project, also for CFR, is Nonproliferation, "the first chapter of the Global Governance Monitor, an in-depth multimedia feature examining multilateral efforts to confront global challenges." I produced both the video About section and the eight-minute overview.

See the MediaStorm blog for more information. View the project here.