September 8, 2004: Headlines: COS - Benin: Film: New Dream: Katie Milligan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small village of Kemon in Benin, West Africa, where much of Africa@Play

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Katie Milligan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small village of Kemon in Benin, West Africa, where much of Africa@Play

Katie Milligan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small village of Kemon in Benin, West Africa, where much of Africa@Play

Katie Milligan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small village of Kemon in Benin, West Africa, where much of Africa@Play

Filmmakers win award

Scott Braman and Katie Milligan were awarded a $5,000 prize for their short film Africa@play at the ResFest film festival in Washington DC. We congratulate them on their wonderful work and hope you will enjoy the work featured here on our site.

Directorsí Bios

Scott Braman

Scott is an independent documentary filmmaker. In 2000-01, he spent a year in Ecuador as a Fulbright Scholar investigating indigenous eco-tourism initiatives among the Huaorani. Scott and Katie spent over a year shooting footage and interviewing local people throughout Africa and Latin America for the Center for a New American Dreamís Conscious Consumer Project, a series of ten videos about social and environmental justice issues. In collaboration with Cultural Survival, Scott recently completed a bilingual half-hour educational video about the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, copies of which were distributed to activists and indigenous leaders. He is currently working on a feature length documentary about the Huaorani. Scott is fluent in Spanish and has lived in or traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Guatemala, Kenya, Tanzania, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali.

Katie Milligan

Katie Milligan spent two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the small village of Kemon in Benin, West Africa, where much of Africa@Play was filmed. As the co-coordinator of the nascent NGO Mieux Vivre au Village, she conducted business workshops, organized farmersí cooperatives, launched infant and maternal health initiatives, and taught environmental education and AIDS prevention. After completing the fieldwork and post-production for the Conscious Consumer Project in collaboration with Scott, Katie matriculated into Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, where she is getting her masters degree in public policy. Katie is fluent in French and has lived in or traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Panama, Kenya, Benin, Togo, Ghana, and Niger.





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