I studied film in college. We wrote papers and had discussions about Jean Luc Godard, Robert Altman and Truffaut, but I didn’t really start touching equipment until I graduated. After working in production companies and television stations, I ventured out on my own, and for the last 18 years I have been producing television commercials, educational, promotional and training media, and documentaries. It is the last category that really gets my heart beating and has taken me around the world. I have documented musicians in Zimbabwe, the World Barista Championships in Japan, chimpanzees in Cameroon and many other stories. I have been able to produce media that has helped pass legislation to ban field burning, limit pesticide use, and stop the use of lethal traps for wildlife. Each project lets me see through new eyes and broaden my life experience. Sometimes I get to work with a crew and sometimes it is just me, my gear, a solar panel and a passport. I eagerly await the next adventure.
“Loud, Proud and Prosperous” – approx. 22 minutes
Women with disabilities in many parts of the world often face a life of begging to survive, and are cast out of their families and communities. For a group of women with disabilities in Zambia and Zimbabwe, all of this changed when they were given small micro‐credit loans to start a business. They became the respected bread winners of their families and their lives were completely transformed. This 22-minute film tells their story and was made for Mobility International USA by Dana Vion.
Dana Vion Homepage
Dana Vion Facebook
Dana Vion Video