I am a (female) PBS/National Geographic filmmaker who spends months/years alone in remote cultures and war zones. While covering the Morsi revolution, I was almost beaten to death by a mob. AMA!
**My short bio: I am an author, filmmaker, photographer, and lecturer. I have spent the past twenty years traveling alone to remote cultures and conflict zones to bring home stories about people and places that few Westerners will ever see. Some of my journeys have taken me to:
· Roam the Rift Valley with East Africa’s Maasai warriors, · Smuggle endangered animals out of Vietnam, · Trek deep into the Himalayas with Tibetan nomadic yak herders · Pitch a tent in Tahrir square during Egypt’s revolution.
I’ve written three books (published in 6 languages) and produced numerous international television series for PBS and National Geographic. Eight years ago I founded a nonprofit (Take 2) that allows students throughout the country to use my footage to create their own documentaries in order to learn empathy and global citizenship.
My Proof: https://youtu.be/cImuDQwkids
Thank you all for your extraordinarily thoughtful questions! I'm heading to the airport shortly and so will be signing off now. If any of you happen to live in Madison, WI, I will be presenting my Egypt PBS series at the University on Monday and Tuesday nights. I'd love to meet you in person!