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I knew nothing more than a name when I started Rebel Citizen last night, but by the end of the film I felt as though I’d met Haskell Wexler myself....

Berta Cáceres, In Her Own Words is based on a 2012 interview I did with the Honduran environmental activist and co-founder of the Council of Indigenous People’s Organizations of Honduras (COPINH). I was in Central America as part of the Nobel Women’s Initiative and JASS...

En español a continuación: One of the reasons I went to film When the Mountains Tremble in early 1982, was to examine the role of the US government in Guatemala. I’d read Bitter Fruit that year and the legacy of the 1954 CIA coup that overthrew...

Salvaged lumber and various reused windows separate my 8x10 edit room from the rest of our space. According to Al, the owner of the building, the edit room’s glass sliding door was rescued from a discarded exhibition case in the Natural History museum. But on...

We are so honored and excited to excited that our upcoming film 500 Years‪#‎500Years‬ will receive support from Latino Public Broadcasting. This will go a long way in making sure this timely and precedent-setting story reaches a wide audience! http://lpbp.org/2015-pmcf-recipients Pictured below: Guatemalans react to news...

I came to New York City as a recent Graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, I found myself with no real clear direction as to what my path would be. The only thing clear to me was my passion...

Matilde Terraza, Maya Ixil Producer, assists in the translation of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator from Spanish into Maya Ixil. Translating and recording our films into multiple languages versions is central to the human rights distribution strategy at Skylight, and insuring our work is...

It's been a horrifying and saddening week in news. With heavy hearts we share what we've been reading. Paris, Beirut, and the attacks of last week: “Is it wrong to mourn Paris more deeply than Beirut?” asks Jeanne Kay in the Nation. Some bodies are global, but...

[caption id="attachment_16902" align="alignleft" width="237"] Photo credit: Dana Lixenberg[/caption] In these monthly postings my hope is to part the curtains and give you a glimpse behind the scenes where Skylight films get put together. I am the chief slicer and dicer, wielding my electronic knife with pleasurable...

We're trying something new at Skylight: Weekly news digests, posted on our blog, which will gather the articles published in the past week that tell stories that were not sufficiently covered in the mainstream media. Skylight works to change the narrative around human rights and...