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Zachary Stuart, Director, trained as a documentary filmmaker at Harvard’s program in Visual and Environmental Studies. His first film This is Just This, uses experimental sound and 16mm film to explore a first-person experience of North India.  He produced and directed a documentary short on an ex-prisoner storytelling project “Public Voices.” He has worked on a number of interdisciplinary video and film projects including editing for dancer Hana van der Kolk’s memorial dance piece For Them, and camera work for the film Occupation and Faith Soloway’s Rock Operas “Jesus Has Two Mommies” and “Miss Folk America.” He has traveled to Israel to document an ecumenical Palestinian Pilgrimage which included interviews with Yasser Arafat. Zachary Works as an arts educator and performer for the interactive theater program Urban improv and teaches theater, dance and fine arts for the Freelance Players. He heads the theater department at the Creative Arts at Park summer program.

Kelly Thomson, Director, is currently producing two PBS documentaries - American Denial which uses Gunnar Myrdal's landmark 1940s study of Jim Crow America to investigate contemporary race relations in America and The Raising of America ( which looks at the crucial importance of early child development for the future of individuals and our nation. She was Co-Producer/Editor for Gaining Ground: Building Community on Dudley Street, a follow up to the award-winning Holding Ground; Associate Producer for the four-part series, Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick (winner of the DuPont/Columbia Award and the National Science Academy’s Broadcast Award); and Associate Producer for the one-hour documentary, Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (winner Best Documentary, Hollywood Black Film Festival). She recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative where she worked with high school aged youth to create short films. Previously, Kelly has worked on a number of independent films over the past ten years including Wild Art, Hotels 4, All Falls Down, Milk, A Vote for Choice, and Funeral of the Last Gypsy King. She received her BA from New York University in Religious Studies.