The talented filmmaker Clare Major has begun the year-long filming process for a new independent feature focusing on KIDmob's development as an organization as well as our Haiti and Greenville partnerships. We are super stoked to have her intelligent and insightful self around all of the time (even if she is usually behind a camera or trying to stick microphones down our shirts), and are looking forward to the year ahead. So excited to have you with us, Clare! Read more about Clare below:
"My work as a documentary filmmaker and video journalist has included projects for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Discovery Channel, and many other media outlets, private companies, and independent documentaries. I have worked on videos that have been part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times explanatory reporting package, won two College Television Awards (a.k.a. Student Emmys), and been a Student Academy Awards national finalist.
I love that my job is to become a serial expert on interesting people doing interesting things, all over the world. I’ve shot in Spain, Switzerland, Senegal, Liberia, Azerbaijan, the Philippines, and all around the USA.
A graduate of UT Austin’s Radio-TV-Film department and of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s documentary program, I have been freelancing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2007.
From 2004 to 2006, I served as a Peace Corps sustainable agriculture volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, where I worked with farmers and my host village women’s group to improve crop production and generate income. I returned in 2009 to shoot my graduate thesis film, Feast & Sacrifice.
A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I don’t have much of a Southern accent, but I do say 'y’all.'”