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Making Green Trees Yellow (In Progress)

Feature, Documentary   |   60 Mins.

Making Green Trees Yellow tells the story of two filmmakers from very different backgrounds and calls into question the ethics of the nonfiction film making.

This film project was started in 2011 when I received funding to create a series of films in South Africa and Swaziland. When I arrived, I agreed to mentor a Burundian refugee who wanted to become a filmmaker. However, as I learned more about his story I decided to turn the camera on him.

This film is a reflexive film that attempts to unpack the roll of the the documentary filmmaker and explore power dynamics been maker and subject.