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21 Oct Sarno Part Two

Even before I went in to see Dr. Sarno, I knew that I wanted to make a film about his work. My partners* and I had just finished our first documentary, "Horns and Halos" and we were starting our next one when the pain started. We are all drawn to stories about individuals who stand up to problems that the...

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20 Oct Blah Blah Blog: Part Deux

The following is the second part of a discussion begun yesterday in regards to context and how information flows through the world in the age of blogs. We have been shooting our film for 6 years now, focusing mainly on an individual who refused to sell his home to make way for the arena project because he felt that it was...

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19 Oct Come to Papa

Sometimes things move more quickly than we expect. A few weeks ago, Yvette found out that she had twin half-brothers. Friday morning was the first time in her life that Yvette had met a blood relative- her brother came to visit. On Saturday, her brother set off for NJ to meet their father. Yvette, her boyfriend, Paul, and I waited and...

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19 Oct Blah Blah Blog

Last week NY Times Local blogger (and friend of mine) Andy Newman inadvertently brought up some complex ethical issues when he wrote a story about a business that had decided to renovate in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The problem was that the deli that decided it needed a spiffy new facade was in an historic district and the owners hadn't bothered...

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06 Oct yvette and alana part dos

I have been working on other projects a lot the last few weeks, but on Friday I got an astounding call from my friend, Yvette. A couple of months ago, I filmed with Alana and Yvette, who both contacted me after I posted my op-ed on donor issues. Yvette is an old friend, and it turns out she was adopted and...

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