Juliet Hutchings

Juliet Hutchings (World Peasants and Indigenous Organization - WPIO): Juliet’s passion for telling stories through film and video took her to the NGO Veronica’s Story, and then to Ethiopia where she documented how the international community is working to eradicate the AIDS virus and help orphans find safe, healthy homes. She worked on several documentaries during her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University in Boston. Juliet has also made an historical film about how children perceived the Communist regime in 1950s Central Europe, in Prague, Czech Republic. She has also made a short film about the nonprofit organization HIPS, Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive. At the time of her fellowship, Juliet was in her final year of an MFA program in film & electronic media at American University in Washington, DC. After her fellowship, Juliet wrote: “There are always benefits to these community connections: time and again, no matter who I talk with about my experiences in Africa, I hear the refrain, “It’s people like you who are helping people like me, one at a time, to understand what the world is like, and that there is a group out there (the pygmies) who are in deep danger and need assistance.”



Coming Attractions

17 Aug
Juliet meets new friends

Juliet works with new friends in the hills of Lake Bunyoni

We have met the Batwa, and it is us. 😉 Last weekend, The WPIO and I took the long, 8+ hour journey, via Postal bus, from Kampala to Kabale at Lake Bunyoni. There, we met the Batwa tribes who have been expelled from the forests of south west Uganda. We shot video, interviewed many members of the tribes and took over 1000 photographs. We returned from our trip late last week, and I am currently unwrapping all of the photos and video that we captured while there. I have so many stories to tell, and all under the constant pressure of knowing that I am returning to the U.S. in one week. That said, I shall be posting more in-depth stories later this week, and even more when I return home. Just because I shall be back in the homeland does not mean that the stories end there. The mission of the WPIO will continue, and I will continue to share their goals and work from the distant shores of America, but from the equally close borders of the internet.

Posted By Juliet Hutchings

Posted Aug 17th, 2008

82 Comments

  • Herbert Parsons

    August 19, 2008

     

    Juliet,
    Cristy and I are looking forward to your upcoming report(s) on what you’ve gleaned. You write so well – clarity and punch.
    Thanks, Herb

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