Author Archives: Stephanie

About Stephanie

Media maker. Storyteller. People watcher.

‘Act of Killing’ Blurs Lines Between Fiction and Reality

By Stephanie Brown Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Act of Killing opens on a row of dancers in long skirts emerging gracefully from the mouth of a large fish. The next scene shows the dancers and several men in robes standing in front of a … Continue reading

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Israelis and Syrians Come Together in Jordan

By Stephanie Brown There are a lot of numbers being thrown around in the Syrian refugee crisis. Six million people forced out of their homes. Two million driven out of the country. Tens of thousands more crossing the border everyday. … Continue reading

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Love: A Criminal Cabaret

By:  Stephanie Brown If you followed the news this summer, you’re probably familiar with pictures like this: The image above is one of many disturbing images taken at Gay Pride rallies and protests in Moscow and St. Petersburg this year. … Continue reading

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