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Apr 28, 2017

Ryan Suffern and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film Finding Oscar, truth, empathy and evidence, Guatemala, “real justice” and why he’s now an optimistic realist.

Trailer

IMDB

More about the film here on the website.

To learn more about finding those who are the “disappeared” search here.

Synopsis:

Executive produced by Stephen Spielberg, Finding Oscar is a feature length documentary about the search for justice in the devastating case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala. That search leads to the trail of two little boys who were plucked from a nightmare and offer the only living evidence that ties the Guatemalan government to the massacre.

Biography

As head of documentaries for The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Ryan Suffern has an active role on a full slate of films.  His past projects delve into a variety of diverse issues such as climate change, the LGBT community and child refugees. He and Frank Marshall have collaborated on three commissioned documentaries for ESPN Films.

Prior to his start at Kennedy/Marshall, Suffern documented the behind-the-scenes of four Steven Spielberg films.  

Under his own banner, Suckatash Productions, Suffern has directed and produced a host of music videos, documentaries and web series for the likes of Paramount Pictures, Universal Music and Beggars Banquet. As an English major from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and member of the Writer’s Guild of America, he has written a feature screenplay on assignment for DreamWorks Studios.

Prior to catching the filmmaking bug, Suffern considered a career in photojournalism and has had his pictures published by The New York Times, Rolling Stone and the Associated Press. Suffern currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters, Pearl & Iris.

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With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image Copyright: Ryan Suffern and The Kennedy/Marshall Company. Used with permission.

 

 

Apr 27, 2017

Pete Enns and Face2Face host David Peck talk about the power of experience, the sin of certainty, faith, trust, wisdom and why we need to restore our sense of humanity.

Biography

Peter Enns was born in Passaic, New Jersey, to German American immigrant parents. He grew up in River Vale, New Jersey and graduated from Pascack Valley High School in 1978.

He is married to Susan and has three children, Erich, Elizabeth, and Sophia. He holds a B.A. in behavioural science from Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania, an M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Enns returned to Westminster Theological Seminary in 1994 to begin his teaching career. He was tenured in 2000 and promoted to full professor in 2005 as Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Hermeneutics. Among other duties, he served as Associate Academic Dean from 1998 to 2001, chair of the Hermeneutics (Ph.D.) Field Committee (1997-2000), and edited the Westminster Theological Journal.

Enns is formerly Senior Fellow, Biblical Studies with The BioLogos Foundation, a Christian organization that "explores, promotes, and celebrates the integration of science and Christian faith".

He wrote nearly 100 blog posts at The BioLogos Forum, "Science and the Sacred." He also has written several pieces for the religion section of The Huffington Post: Religion.

Enns is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and has served on the Wisdom in Israel and Cognate Literature Session steering committee since 2006. He is also a member of the Institute for Biblical Research, where he served on the board of directors from 2004 to 2007 and the editorial board for the Bulletin for Biblical Researchfrom 2002 to 2004.

Enns is currently the Abram S. Clemens professor of biblical studies at Eastern University.

His current website you can find here.

Apr 26, 2017

Issac Julien and Dr. Diamond and Face2Face host David Peck talk about nurturing different artistic experiences, invisibility of issues and race and complex new media projects and porous institutions.

 

Issac’s latest RoM installation.

 

Global Experience Project

 

OCAD University (OCAD U) is launching a trailblazing international initiative, bent on elevating Canada’s prominence in the global communities of art and culture. The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project (GEP) will bring four leading international artists to Toronto for a significant residency at OCAD U over the next five years. The GEP will connect selected students with the visiting artists and notable scholars, on campus and abroad.

 

“We are thrilled beyond words to realize the launch of the Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation Global Experience Project,” said Dr. Sara Diamond, President and Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University. “The opportunity to interact closely with ground-breaking international artists will shape the learning experience for OCAD U students in a way that no classroom ever could, and heighten international awareness of Toronto as a vibrant contemporary art community.”


For GEP’s inaugural year, OCAD U is hosting the renowned Isaac Julien as its artist-in-residence. A London-based filmmaker and video installation artist, Julien is working with five students who have access to the behind-the-scenes installation of his current show at the Royal Ontario Museum (Isaac Julien: Other Destinies, now on until April 23, 2017) and will participate in events involving the artist and his work, including the upcoming Images Festival, which will screen Who Killed Colin Roach? andTerritories.

 

As part of his residency, which extends until the end of March, Julien will engage with students and the arts community through lectures, screenings and discussions. In May, GEP students will travel to London, England to spend time with Julien in his studio and learn about his process. The students will continue to develop their own projects with Julien’s feedback and critical perspective on their work, while immersed in London’s arts community.

 

Biography

Isaac Julien is a Turner prize nominated artist, photographer and filmmaker. He was born in London in 1960, where he currently lives and works.

Earlier films and photographic works include “Young Soul Rebels” (1991), which was awarded the Semaine de la Critique Prize at the Cannes Film Festival; the acclaimed poetic film-essay and photographic series “Looking for Langston” (1989); and “Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask” (1996).

Julien has pioneered a form of multi-screen installations, including light-boxes and photographic works with “Western Union: Small Boats” (2007), “Ten Thousand Waves” (2010) and “Playtime: Kapital” (2014).

Julien participated in the 56th Biennale di Venezia and worked closely with its curator Okwui Enwezor (2015). He has exhibited his work in major museums and institutions across the world including “Ten Thousand Waves” at Museum of Modern Art, New York (2013-2014), which is currently exhibited at Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2016). In 2015, Julien had a retrospective at the Depont Museum (Tilburg, the Netherlands). In 2016, he showed “Playtime” and “Kapital” at El Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City and recently had a solo photographic exhibition titled "Vintage" (Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco) displaying his photographic oeuvre from the 1980's and his seminal "Looking for Langston" series, which is also included in “Made You Look”, at The Photographers' Gallery.

Julien’s work is included in the collections of institutions around the globe. In 2013 MoMA published RIOT, a monographic survey of his career to date, featuring his films, photographic and installation works over the period.

Julien is currently producing a new work that is a poetic meditation on aspects of the life and architecture of Lina Bo Bardi. The first chapter of this work, “Stones Against Diamonds”, was shown during 2015's La Biennale di Venezia, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami Beach. Amongst forthcoming exhibitions, “Western Union: Small Boats” will be part of “Protest” exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery (fall 2016).

After teaching at Harvard University (1998-2002), Julien was Professor of Media Art at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung in Karlsruhe (2009-2015) and Chair of Global Art at University of Arts London (2014-2016).

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Dr. Sara Diamond is the President of OCAD University, Canada's university of the imagination. She holds a PhD in Computing, Information Technology and Engineering from the University of East London, a Master’s in Digital Media theory from the University of the Arts London and an Honour’s Bachelor of Arts in History and Communications from Simon Fraser University. She is an appointee of the Order of Ontario and the Royal Canadian Society of Artists, and a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and the Digital Pioneer Award from the GRAND Networks of Centres of Excellence. She is also a Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. In 2014, Toronto Life described her as one of “Toronto’s 50 Most Influential People.”

 

While retaining OCAD University's traditional strengths in art and design, Diamond has guided the university in becoming a leader in digital media, design research and curriculum through the Digital Futures Initiative, new research in inclusive design, health and design, and sustainable technologies and design. She also played a leading role in OCAD University's establishment of the unique Indigenous Visual Culture program. These initiatives have built strong partnerships for OCAD University with science, business and communities in Ontario and abroad. Currently, Diamond serves on the boards of Baycrest, ORION (Ontario's high-speed network), Women in Communications and Technology; and i-Canada; and is Chair of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto Advisory Committee. She has served the larger university community through: her membership on the Standing Advisory Committee on University Research (SACUR); as a current member of the Standing Advisory Committee on International Relations (SACIR) of Universities Canada; as Chair of the Standing Committee on Relationships with other Postsecondary Institutions for the Council of Ontario Universities (COU); and as a member of the Council of Ontario Universities executive. She was also a member of the 2011-2012 Council of the Canadian Academies' expert panel on the State of Science & Technology in Canada.

 

Diamond founded the Banff New media Institute in 1995-2005. Diamond is a data visualization, wearable technology and mobile media researcher, artist, designer and scientist. She is founding Chair of the Mobile Experience Innovation Centre (2007-2014) and was co-Chair of Mobile HCI (ACM) in 2014. She is co-principal investigator in the Centre for Innovation in Information Visualization and Data-Driven Design, an OCAD U/York University initiative, and theme leader on the ORF-E funded iCity project as well as a member of the BRAIN alliance. She holds funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council and the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council.

 

Diamond continues to write and lecture on the subjects of digital media history and practice, visual analytics, mobility and design strategy for peer-reviewed journals, and acts as a reviewer and evaluator for IEEE and ACM conferences and journals; SSHRC, CFI and the Canada Research Chair programs. Her artwork is held by prestigious collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, NYC and the National Gallery of Canada.

Apr 26, 2017

 

Ulrik, Adil and Face2Face host David Peck talk about their new film Recruiting for Jihad, love and community, religion and inclusion, radicalization and why notions of “us versus them” is going lead nowhere.

Synopsis:

Filmmakers Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq followed the well-known Islamist missionary Ubaydullah Hussain for three years. A charismatic and intelligent man, he is also a recruiter with ties to ISIS who acts as the spokesperson for The Prophet’s Ummah, a Salafi-jihadist organization in Norway.

Hussain is more than happy to share his views and practices with the camera, offering unparalleled insight into the life of an extremist. At first presenting himself as rational, open-minded and tolerant, Hussain’s ideological contradictions and prejudices are slowly revealed in this compelling and eye-opening exposé.

The stakes get even higher as people we see Hussain recruiting become linked to terrorist acts. Eventually the documentary footage is seized by police as evidence, leading to a court case that also raises questions about freedom of the press. Recruiting for Jihad is an essential and ground-breaking piece of investigative filmmaking. 

Biography

Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen is an award winning director, producer and writer. He is best known for his action drama IZZAT (2005), his TV series TAXI (2011 - awarded Best Dramatic Series, Gullruten - the Norwegian Emmy). Other films directed by him include the crime thriller Varg Veum - Bitter Flowers (2007) comissioned by German TV ARD Degeto, the slacker comedy The Last Joint Venture (2008), the low budget sequel to Izzat, HARAM (2014), and the documentaries Voluntarily Forced (2014) and Recruiting for jihad (2017).

Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen’s latest feature project was directing two episodes of IN THE DARK, a four-part drama produced by Hugh Warren for BBC, shot on location in Manchester, written by Bafta-winning writer Danny Brocklehurst (Ordinary Lies, The Driver, Exile). Adapted from the books by best-selling novelist Mark Billingham.

In 2012 he founded the Oslo based production company Curry Film as. Ulrik was elected representative in the Oslo City Council in 2015, and features regularly in Norwegian media.

Adel Khan Farooq is an up and coming director, author and journalist who has worked on various projects despite his young age. Adel has worked for the Norwegian tabloid newspaper Dagbladet, and contributed to several documentary movies as a researcher, photographer and cameraman, before his directorial debut and breakthrough with Recruiting for Jihad.

Recruiting for Jihad has drawn praise by the critics in Norway by referring it as an essential and ground-breaking piece of investigative filmmaking.

Adel has also written My Brothers, a novel about radicalization that has been on the Norwegian bookstores bestseller list.

He has been featured in national media and national television broadcasts with NRK, TV2, as well as national newspapers Aftenposten, VG, Dagbladet, Morgenbladet, Klassekampen and many more.

Adel is also a public speaker talking about themes as identity, background and religion.

He is currently working on several projects in both filmmaking and scriptwriting.

He is based in Oslo, Norway and Islamabad, Pakistan.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

Image Copyright: Used with permission.

 

 

Apr 25, 2017

Lawrence Scanlan and Face2Face host David Peck talk about sharing the wealth, listening compassionately, generosity and social justice of various kinds.

You can learn more about Lawrence here.  

Biography

Lawrence Scanlan was born in Toronto and spent the first six years of his life in the northern Ontario railway town of Nakina. He has lived and worked in Toronto, Nelson, B.C. and, for the past thirty-five years, the Kingston area in southeastern Ontario.

Scanlan has worked in newspapers (literary editor of The Whig-Standard, editor of The Nelson Daily News), magazines (managing editor of Harrowsmith) and radio (producer with CBC Radio’s Morningside as well as Writers & Company). He has won three National Magazine Awards and, as a freelancer, written scores of articles on many subjects, including science, sports, literature, travel and medicine.

In 1989, Scanlan’s first book was published — a biography co-authored with Ian Millar called Riding High. It was a Globe and Mail bestseller and would pave the way for many of his other equestrian books. Big Ben, about Millar’s world champion show jumper, has sold more than 90,000 copies since coming out in 1994. The Man Who Listens to Horses, co-authored with horseman Monty Roberts and published in 1997, spent more than a year on North American bestseller lists and sold in excess of one million copies.

Scanlan’s book on the history of the horse-human bond, Wild About Horses, is considered a classic in its field and continues to sell today after coming out in 1998. The book was translated and sold in Germany, Spain and throughout Latin America. A children’s version of that book, Horses Forever, was also hugely successful.

Little Horse of Iron told the history of the Canadian horse and Scanlan’s own horse, Dali – acquired in 1999 when the horse was five and his new owner was fifty. The Horse God Built examined the special kinship between the champion racehorse, Secretariat, and his groom, Eddie Sweat. The Big Red Horse was the children’s version of that book. Healed by Horses tells the remarkable story of Carole Fletcher who became a trick horse trainer after almost dying in a fire.

Scanlan’s novel aimed at young adults, The Horse’s Shadow (about a young habitant girl caught up in the American Civil War), won a 2007 Manitoba Young Readers’ Choice Award and was selected as a “choice” title by the Canadian Children’s Book Centre.

An eclectic and prolific writer, he has written about violence in hockey (Grace Under Fire), life in the country (Heading Home) and the cabin as sanctuary (Harvest of a Quiet Eye). Reviews of all these books have been (mostly) enthusiastic.

The reviews of A Year of Living Generously – a book about compassion that chronicles Scanlan’s twelve months of volunteering with twelve different charities – were especially and almost universally warm. The Globe and Mail selected it as a Best 100 Book of 2010, and The National Post called it “an ingenious, richly executed book.”\

Working as either co-author or ghostwriter, Scanlan continues to help other people tell their stories. He worked with Melissa Hawach on her 2008 bestseller, Flight of the Dragonfly – about a Canadian mother going into war-torn Lebanon to gain back her kidnapped daughters. Scanlan worked closely with Margaret Trudeau on her hugely successful memoir, Changing My Mind, published in 2010. That same year came The Rescue of Belle and Sundance – about a community’s extraordinary campaign to save two abandoned horses trapped on a B.C. mountain in mid-winter. The book was sold to Canadian, American and Australian publishers and was made into a film.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain was two years in the making. Scanlan worked with Barbara Arrowsmith Young to chronicle the life and pioneering work of this remarkable woman who overcame crippling learning disabilities using the principles of neuroplasticity. The book was published in 2012 in Canada, the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. An updated version of that book will be published in 2017.

Scanlan has worked behind the scenes on four other collaborations — bringing to 24 the number of books on his list. The most recent titles include these: Richard Peddie’s memoir, Dream Job: My Wild Ride on the Corporate Side with the Leafs, the Raptors and TFC, published in 2013. Olivia Chow’s memoir — My Journey, published in 2014. Deanna Lennox’s book — Damage Done: A Mountie’s Memoir, From Hurt to Hopeful, from  Horses to Healing, published in the spring of 2015. And Robert Bateman’s book, Life Sketches: A Memoir, published in November of 2015. Scanlan’s book on the history of the Order of Canada — They Desired a Better Country — will be published in February of 2017.

Scanlan has taught classes in writing and journalism in primary and high schools as well as prisons and lectured on philanthropy at Queen’s University, McMaster, Brock, McGill, Dalhousie and Mount Royal in Calgary. He continues to write freelance journalism and contributes a regular column on sports to Kingston Life magazine.

Scanlan lives in Kingston with Ulrike Bender, who taught English to francophone cadets at Royal Military College before retiring in 2016. They also enjoy their 19th-century square-timbered cabin on a small acreage in Prince Edward County.

Their son, Kurt, is an award-winning industrial designer in Toronto.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

Image Copyright: Lawrence Scanlan. Used with permission.

Apr 19, 2017

Prof. Alexander Hinton of Rutgers University and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new book Man or Monster: The Trial of a Khmer Rouge Torturer, genocide, evil and the “sin of not seeing.”

You can get his new book and others here below.

Man or Monster

Why Did They Kill

Colonial Genocide

Hidden Genocide

Biography

Alexander Hinton is Director of the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Global Affairs at Rutgers University, Newark. He is also a past President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (2011-13) and holds the UNESCO Chair in Genocide Prevention.

He serves as an Academic Advisor to the Documentation Center of Cambodia, on the International Advisory Boards of journals such as the Genocide Studies and PreventionJournal of Genocide Research, and Journal of Perpretrator Research, and as co-editor of the CGHR-Rutgers University Press book series, "Genocide, Political Violence, Human Rights". 

In 2009, Alex Hinton received the Robert B. Textor and Family Prize for Excellence in Anticipatory Anthropology "for his ground-breaking 2005 ethnography Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide, for path-breaking work in the anthropology of genocide, and for developing a distinctively anthropological approach to genocide."

Professor Hinton was a Member (2011-12) and Visitor (2012-13) at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Professor Hinton served as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in 2016. He has lectured across the globe about genocide, atrocity crimes, justice, and the aftermaths of mass violence.

He is the author of the award winning: Why Did They Kill? Cambodia in the Shadow of Genocide and nine edited or co-edited collections, Colonial Genocide in Indigenous North America, Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and ResponseHidden Genocide: Power, Knowledge, Memory, Transitional Justice: Global Mechanisms and Local Realities after Genocide and Mass Violence, Genocide: Truth, Memory, and RepresentationNight of the Khmer Rouge: Genocide and Democracy in CambodiaAnnihilating Difference: The Anthropology of GenocideGenocide: An Anthropological Reader, and Bio Cultural Approaches to the Emotions.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

Image Copyright: Alexander Hinton. Used with permission.

 

Apr 15, 2017

Martin Himel and Face2Face host David Peck talk about Martin's film "Secrets of Survival", family, isolation, identity, and loneliness - and the family secrets we all have.

Trailer

CBC Docs

Synopsis:

Malka Rosenbaum remembers that moment as if it happened yesterday.   A Toronto University student, she had been complaining about the difficulties of being an only child. Her Mother then told her there was once another child who had died in WW2. Malka had a sister and her name was Esther.  Forty-five years later, Malka’s 93 year old Aunt Franiya told her that Esther may have survived. Malka is compelled to find out what happened.

Juergen Ulloth can never forget the moment his life changed forever.  Excited about getting married, he went to the Kassel Municipality in Germany to retrieve his birth certificate for a marriage license. The clerk told Juergen that his family name was not originally Ulloth, it was Raenold, his Mother’s maiden name.  Juergen’s father, a German WW2 veteran, was not his biological parent.  Who is his father?  Juergen must find him. The search leads him to America and transforms his identity.

Biography

Martin Himel has worked as a foreign correspondent and war correspondent for 25 years for CTV, Global TV and FOX, and a producer for ABC news. His television series, documentaries and news coverage have exposed major issues throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and have appeared on PBS, Bloomberg TV, NBC, SKY, BBC, CNN, Vision Television Canada, CBC, CTV, Global Television Canada, Fox News USA, and HD NET, among others.

He directs and produces his projects through his production companies, Elsash Productions Ltd. and Vigilance Productions. Himel’s most recent documentary was the explosive exposé Undercover in ISIS, broadcast on documentary Channel in 2016.

Other productions include the documentary specials Keys To Paradise; North Korea: Desperate or Deceptive; and  Jenin – Massacring Truth; as well as two four-part series, Infidelity and Global  Anti-Semitism; and the 13-part series Twist of Faith. For more information: www.martin-himel.com

SECRETS OF SURIVAL is written, directed and produced by Martin Himel. Videography is by Ken Ng, Martin Himel and Ellai Himel. Sound recordist is Inna Shapiro. Lead Picture Editor is Yasmine Novak. Music is by Adam White & David Wall. Field Coordinator is Lisa Sanders. For documentary Channel, Bruce Cowley is Creative Head; Jordana Ross is Production Executive; and Susan Baker handles Business & Rights.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

Apr 12, 2017

Ian and Face2Face host David Peck talk about “intelligent collaboration,” the state of journalism round the globe, “hopeful narratives,” and how we need to mobilize hopeful knowledge.

You can purchase the book here: No New is Bad News and learn ore bout Ian and Discourse media here.

Synopsis

Postmedia cuts have continued, with dozens of journalists being laid off - 3,000 in total in the company and 10,000 in the industry as a whole. While Canada’s media industry has been in dire straits for a while, the Trump victory south of the border has put a spotlight on why media is so important for democracy. The public’s interest in the media industry - and effects such losses can have on democracy – at a town hall, provincial and international level - has never been more keen. The Public Policy Forum released their exhaustive study of the decline of traditional media, Shattered Glass, offering comment on current business models, under-development of digital technology and the rise of fake news.

Biography

Ian Gill is Discourse Media’s president. He is a columnist with The Tyee and the author of four books, including No News Is Bad News: Canada’s Media Collapse — And What Comes Next. Ian has worked at the Vancouver Sun as senior reporter and editor and with CBC as a radio columnist and award-winning documentary reporter. He is a former fellow of Journalistes en Europe and served for several years on the board of Canada’s Centre for Investigative Journalism.

In 1994, Ian founded Ecotrust Canada, a Vancouver-based non-profit working in coastal communities. Ian has worked extensively with philanthropic foundations and non-profits in Canada, the U.S. and his native Australia.

In 2015, Ian was a senior fellow with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

Image Credit: Ian Gill – The Tyee

Apr 5, 2017

Jessica and Face2Face host David Peck talk about “slow media”, art versus advertising, mindfulness and how to connect with the “bigger picture.”

Get Jessica’s book here:

Humanize Your Brand: How To Create Content That Connects With Your Customers

Biography

15+ years experience in media, bringing a proven knowledge of creative strategy, communication, and management with an emphasis on high-quality content across all platforms ranging from start-ups to global brands. Extensive experience managing large teams of diverse personalities in deadline driven environments, leading cross-functional team collaboration, and developing industry outreach opportunities.

Jessica Ann is the Founder and Creative Director of Jessica Ann Media {JAM}, a content marketing agency that develops compelling content for top-tier brands. With a Master’s Degree in Communications from Johns Hopkins University, Jessica inspires advocates for Fortune 500 companies through shared emotions and experiences, driving hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue in a way that’s authentic and fun.

Jessica is an experienced news producer for national media outlets such as NBC Newschannel and XM Radio in Washington, D.C. Jessica’s writing and podcast have been featured in The Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, The Good Men Project, and Apple’s “New and Notable” and “What’s Hot” lists. She is slated to speak at SXSW Interactive in March of 2016.

Jessica lives for adventure. She enjoys being a student and teacher of yoga, travel, and frolicking with her dog on the beach.

Jessica’s philosophy is simple: Listen. Explore. Evolve.

Learn more about here and the work she does here.

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For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.

With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

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