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Director / Producer

Julie Mallozzi’s films explore the ways cultural traditions from around the globe intersect, hybridize, and are turned to new social purposes far from their original context. Her films have won awards at festivals around the world and have screened in museums, universities, and on public television. She also produces videos and transmedia projects for community organizations and works as a freelance producer and editor in Boston’s lively documentary community. Mallozzi received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. Mallozzi has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston University, and Rhode Island School of Design.

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Shondra Burke's credits include main editor of Errol Morris's award-winning documentary Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control and all episodes of his First Person series, which aired on Bravo. In addition to collaborating with Mallozzi on many documentaries and short pieces, Burke edited Jocelyn Glatzer's The Flute Player; Pete Favat's I Can’t Breathe, a feature documentary for MTV;  and Tom Curran's PBS documentary Adrift.

Burke also works as a commercial editor for clients including Ford, Sony, City Year, Boston Globe, Marshall Fields, and Stride Rite.  She graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

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Assistant Producer

Anna Graham is an experimental documentary filmmaker who received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Graham actively freelances in Boston’s documentary community as a cameraperson, sound recordist, editor, and graphic designer. She is currently assisting Lucia Small and Ilisa Barbash with a film following a high school debate team.  Graham is also a teaching assistant at Harvard University.

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Director of Photography

 Thomas Danielczik is a Boston-based cameraman whose narrative and documentary work has appeared on numerous network and cable TV channels including History, Discovery, National Geographic, PBS, A&E, ABC, AMC, MSNBC, and TLC, as well as overseas on BBC, ITV, ARTE, Deutsche Welle, NDR, ZDF, and ORF. His additional credits also include pieces for major corporations and nonprofits, music videos, and PSAs, as well as award-winning college capital campaign and admission videos. A native of Germany, Danielczik is bilingual in English and German.


Musical Composition

Jorrit Dijkstra spent his formative years in Amsterdam’s vibrant improvisation community playing jazz, free improvisation, and world music. In the United States, Dijkstra has deepened his affinity with the experimental forces of American music. Dijkstra's recent projects include The Whammies, a Steve Lacy repertoire band; the improvising quartet Bolt; Matchbox, a quartet collaboration with Pandelis Karayorgis; an electro-acoustic duo with New York drummer/composer John Hollenbeck; and his solo saxophone project incorporating an array of analog electronics. Dijkstra is co-founder of Driff Records and teaches at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. 

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Distribution and Impact Coordinator

Genevieve Hunt is an educational and environmental activist who believes social equity is an important part of our sustainable future. She has twenty years experience serving in education-focused non-profits that benefit underserved students in the areas of STEM and environmental design. She has a BA in psychology and is completing her ALM in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard University. Her research on climate science communication drew her to film because it is the most effective medium for turning viewers into change makers. She lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts with her family.


In memory of
Joel James Turner and Willie Marquis Turner

With deepest gratitude to
Janet Connors, Shana Turner, Clarissa Turner, Chardanney Dozier-Turner, AJ & Family, Ismael Fortunato, and Strong Oak Lefebvre

Directed & Produced by
Julie Mallozzi

Shondra Burke

Director of Photography
Thomas Danielczik

Additional Camera & Sound
Julie Mallozzi

Consulting Producers
Melanie Perkins-McLaughlin and Tracie Holder

Assistant Producer
Anna Graham

Carolyn Boyes-Watson and Kay Pranis

Original Music by
Jorrit Dijkstra

Music Performed by
Nate McBride – bass
Ted Reichman – accordion
Eric Rosenthal – percussion
Marenglen Skendo  - bass flute

Music Recorded by
Ted Reichman and Subtext Sound System

Post Finishing

Online Edit & Color
Evan Schwenterly and Kristen Clifford

Finishing Supervisor
Eric Masunaga

Audio Post Facility
Heart Punch Studio

Re-Recording Mixer
Greg McCleary

Graphics & Website Design
Anna Graham

Distribution & Impact Coordinator
Genéviève Hunt

Legal Counsel
Sandra Forman

Production Assistants
Halah Ahmed, Pippi Dijkstra, Samuel Ewing, Lilymaud Lejeune, Grace Ming, Minhae Shim, and Anouk St. Martin

Special Thanks to
Ernesto “Eroc” Arroyo-Montano, Valerie Bonds, Jorrit, Maya, & Sonia Dijkstra, Deanna Forist, Stephen & Helen Freidus, Jennifer Gilbert, Paul Graham & Jessica Livingston, Crisitin Pescosolido, Kevin & Carolyn Schuyler, Erika Simon, Michael & Laurel Skarbinski, Nan Starr, Daniel & Victoria Wang, David & Cecile Wang

Thanks to
Arianna Agosto, Rita Renjitham Alfred, Austin Baez, William Bachman & Margarita Soto, Michael Beaudet, Jacklyn Berry, Maryann Berryman, Judge Jay Blitzman, Jimmy Bone, Boston Green Academy, Wellington Bowler, Gale Burford, Burke Family Center for Restorative Justice, Center for Violence Prevention & Recovery BIDMC, Clementina Chéry, Mika Dashman, Bob David, Fania Davis, Stephanie Diaz, Hidde Dijkstra, Diploma Plus, Charlestown HS, Jillian Dodd, Joe Dunn, Film Study Center Harvard, Rachel Fazzino, Jane Feinberg, Jaissa Feliz, Donna Finn (in memoriam), Foundation Movement, Erin Freeborn, Charmise Galloway, Officer J. Gilmore, Michael Glennon, Lisa & Julien Gordon, J. Gramung, Alfred Guzzetti, Judge Leslie Harris, Homicide Support Services, Sharon & Andy Hong, Allie Humenuk, Laurie Kahn, Dara Kesselheim, Katherine Krister, Aparna Lakshmi, Lynn Lazar, Legacy Lives On, Katina and Nico Leodas, Nancy Lilly, Karen Lischinsky, Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, Debbie Lubarr, Melissa Ludtke, Lynn’s Nails, Lynn Lu, Michael Patrick MacDonald, Mallozzi Family, Adam Mazo, Ross McElwee, Rakim McNair-Turner, Valleria Miranda-Ferrick, Alex Morelli, Robb Moss, Margarita Muñiz Academy, Peter O'Neill, Luis Ortero, Ronald Owens, Sunny Pai, Dolores Pickett, Karen Pulido, Restorative Justice Collaborative, Restorative Justice Initiative, Roxbury Children’s Services, Steve Sbraccia, Hilary Shanahan-Scharneck, Carla Sheffield, Side by Side Circle, Thai Small, Wilbert Soto, Anne Marie Stein, Seraphina Taylor, Thomas A. Edison K8 School, Jeremy Thompson, Larry Turner, Van Dijk / Kara Family, Susan Wadman, Susi Walsh, Elaine Ward, Martin Ward (in memoriam), Tom Wartenberg, Mary Wheelan, Corinne White, Jon Wilson, Shawneki Wright, Sabrina Zanella-Foresi

Funded by
Bob Hong Foundation
LEF Moving Image Fund
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Mass Humanities
Rhode Island School of Design, Professional Development Fund
Cecile Wang
Crowdfunding donors

With Support from
Independent Filmmaker Project

Archival Material
Boston Herald
The Boston Globe
Arthur & Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
South Boston Today
WCVB-TV, all rights reserved

©Julie Mallozzi, 2017