Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Hope Business: Bill Strickland

The Hope Business: Bill Strickland

trailer shot and edited by ben hernstrom

For the last several months, I've had the great fortune to work with the amazing Israeli filmmaker Dana Goren on a documentary about Bill Strickland...

from the Post-Gazette:

JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum served as host for Ms. Goren's residency. When organizers pitched a new residency to the Schusterman Foundation, they had an additional component in mind: They wanted to give a filmmaker the opportunity to practice his/her craft in Pittsburgh.

...Ms. Goren discovered Bill Strickland and the Manchester Bidwell Corp., which are currently in the very early stages of establishing a center in Israel. Ms. Goren had found that "catch."

Mr. Strickland says that, although they are just at the beginning of the process, they are aiming for a comprehensive program. "The idea is that we're going to try to build a center that reflects vocational education as we practice it here at Bidwell, and a real focus on arts education. To use this as a strategy to bring the Arab-Muslim community and the Jewish community together."

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11007/1116120-60.stm#ixzz1JLwWMrTz

image above not related to the trailer- ie found via google images.


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