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.

Two New Projects on MediaStorm

In my haste to announce my new film Three Women, I neglected to post two other projects recently released on MediaStorm.

The first is Lisa Robinson's Snowbound, which I produced and edited. The project was a bit of a departure as it's the first non-narrative piece I've produced at MediaStorm.

From the description:

Snowbound explores the mystery of a winter landscape. This journey may lead one to discover a sense of peace in an often uncharted world.

View Snowbound here.

The second project is Airsick by Lucas Oleniuk. This piece was originally produced by the Toronto Star. At MediaStorm, I re-edited a handful of scenes and helped oversee the creation of new titles by the abundantly talented James Gundersen.

See Airsick here.