Archive for April, 2011

Media coverage of “Yearning to Breathe Free”

Posted in burmese, documentary, fort wayne indiana, media, refugee with tags , , , , , , , on April 12, 2011 by yearningtobreathefree


Indiana’s NewsCenter interviewed me about this documentary recently and the two-part, 10 minute interview can be viewed online here and here. The webpages load a bit slowly.

My thanks to the TV station’s Emilie Henry, John Hartman, and Al Crain.

Genuine Gratitude

Posted in burmese, documentary on April 9, 2011 by yearningtobreathefree

This is a big shout-out to two kind, intelligent, and talented Burmese men, Chan Aung and Win Naing, who sat three hours with me in my studio this warm spring Saturday to do the tedious work of translation (Burmese to English) for “Yearning to Breathe Free.” I’m so impressed by their commitment to learning video production while helping me tell the stories of their fellow country(wo)men who had to flee their homeland for our heartland. Kudos and my thanks to you, gentlemen!

Their names are added to my growing list of people to whom I am thankful for helping me breathe life into this endeavor. See: Credits & Gratitude.