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My company, Good Egg Productions produces award-winning character-driven social issue documentaries about conflict resolution, human rights and the power we have as individuals to make a difference in the world. Our films are sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization.
Our first film, the Emmy-Award winning "The Children of Chabannes," which I made with Dean Wetherell, is the story of how the people in the French village of Chabannes chose action over indifference and saved over 400 Jewish refugee children during WWII. "The Children of Chabannes" won 10 film festival awards, aired on HBO and PBS, had a limited theatrical release and is now distributed by Docurama. "The Children of Chabannes" has been praised as "One of the most heartening Holocaust films ever made--splendid, informative and emotionally involving." (Los Angeles Times)
My second film, "My So-Called Enemy," is about six Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls who came to the U.S in 2002 to participate in a women's leadership program called Building Bridges for Peace, and how their transformative experience in the program, of knowing their enemies as human beings, meets with the realities of their lives at home over the next seven years. Since premiering at Silverdocs in 2010, "My So-Called Enemy" has garnered a CINE Golden Eagle and eight awards on the film festival circuit. "The movie has been cited as "A provocative, balanced film that offers unexpected hope for resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict." (Washington City Paper), "A powerful exploration of both the pain and growth that real listening brings in a situation of conflict" (Princeton Packet) and "An insightful, moving, important film. Extraordinary." (The Huffington Post)