Bruce "Pacho" Lane - Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia I (the first Peace Corps group): (1961-63)

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Bruce "Pacho" Lane - Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia I (the first Peace Corps group): (1961-63)

Bruce "Pacho" Lane

P.O. Box 92353

Rochester, NY 14692

(585) 442-5274

Academic Training:

B.A., 1963, Political Science; The University Of Texas

M.A., 1966, Economics; The University Of Michigan

Doctoral Studies in Visual Anthropology, 1978-80, U. of Texas

Non-degree study:

Universitaet Heidelberg, 1959-60, Russian & German

Rutgers University, 1961, ESL, Community Organizing

Universite de Strasbourg, 1966, French

Universidade de Lisboa, 1966-67, Portuguese

Academic Honors: Languages:

Woodrow Wilson Fellow Near-Native: Spanish, German

University Fellow Fluent: Portuguese, French

NDEA Title IV Fellow Good: Russian

Teaching Qualifications:

Titular B, Departamento de Antropologia, Escuela de Humanidades, Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico - Develop a Visual Anthropology program, teach Anthroplogy courses, and produce films. (1999-date)

Asst. Professor, Rochester Institute Of Technology: Teach Film & Video Production, Film History, Visual Anthropology, and Film Theory in the BFA & MFA programs in Film & Video of the School Of Photographic Arts & Sciences. (1991-1998)

Asst. Professor, The University of Texas at Arlington: Documentary video production course sequence combining theory, criticism,and technique to produce broadcast-quality student programs. (1989-91)

Lecturer, The University of New Mexico: Courses in Cinematography, Film & Video Editing, History of Documentary Film, Soviet Film History, and Visual Anthropology. (1987-89)

Artist-In-Residence, New Mexico Arts Division: Train primary, secondary & college students, teachers, and others in video production, including a six-month residency at the Southwest Indian Politechnic Institute. (1985-7)

Management Trainer, Volt Technical Corp.: Direct training in management and community organizing, and develop curriculum, for Southwest Region OEO Community Action Program agencies. (1969-70)

Instructor, The University Of Texas at Austin: prepare multi-media presentations and teach two sections of English Composition & Rhetoric, a 6 hr/sem Freshman Honors course; . (1968-69)

Language Lab Instructor, Univ. Of Texas: direct language lab, and assist students with language acquisition in English (ESL), German, Spanish, Russian, French, and Portuguese. (1959-61, 1967-68)

Touring Lecturer, USIA/Japan: Talk with Japanese students about American student politics and the war in Viet Nam. (1966)

Special Researcher, USAID/Viet Nam: prepare classified report on the aspirations of the Cambodian ethnic minority in South Viet Nam, & teach ESL in Vinh Binh province. (1965)

Teaching Assistant, The University Of Michigan: Teach beginning courses in Macro and Micro Economics. (1963-65)

Business & Managerial Experience:

Finland: Develop international marketing plan for Eesti Reklam Film/Video, an Estonian-Finnish joint-venture video production company. (Spring, 1988)

Mexico: Manager, Hotel Paraiso Escondido, Puerto Escondido, Oax.: manage a 26-room resort hotel & restaurant with a staff of 17. Entertain and accomodate guests, organize sight-seeing, tours, bookings, and accounts. (1978 gross $780,000)

Mexico: Owner, Earthworm Imports, a wholesale & retail ethnic clothing company: Design & style clothing, organize production, set up production co-ops, direct 3 full-time and 50 contract employees, ship & clear entries as bonded broker, run wholesale & retail operations, manage accounts. (1976 gross $250,000)

Peace Corps Volunteer, Colombia I (the first Peace Corps group): rural community organizing. Organize special flood disaster relief program in the Colombian Amazon, including a self-help housing development, a water & sewage system, and 3 schools. Teach ESL to high school students. (1961-63)

International Living & Travel:

Mexico (6 yrs); Germany (2 yrs); Colombia (2 yrs); Greece (9 mo.); Portugal (9 mo.); Viet Nam (6 mo.); Japan (6 mo.); France (6 mo.); Finland (6 mo.); Austria, Italy, Spain, Hungary, USSR, Bulgaria, Morocco, Turkey, Afghanistan, Cuba, Chile, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Taiwan

International Production Qualifications: Each of my films is a successful year-long project, the equivalent of a book. As a producer & director, I plan, research, and write the script, fundraise, direct up to 30 crew and staff, oversee post-production, and arrange distribution. I usually do my own camera and editing. Major credits:

Afghanistan & The USSR: "Inside Afghanistan" (56') & "The Black Tulip" (26') Producer/Director/Camera - Filmed during six weeks in Kabul, Herat, under siege in Kandahar, and in Tashkent & Moscow; the first full Western look at the Soviets in Afghanistan (1987-88). TV Release: PBS, UK, Japan, Australia, NZ, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Finland, & Sweden. Budget $ 180,000.

Mexico: "The Tree Of Life" (29'), "The Tree Of Knowledge (26'), & "The Eagle's Children" (39'), "Democracia Indigena" (36'): Producer/Director/Camera - four films on Mexican Indian religion and culture. (1974-99) TV release: PBS, Sweden, Japan (3x), Germany, & Mexico. Budget $ 190,000

United States: "Along the Erie Canal" (39'), "Battle Of The Guitars" (17'), "Black On White" (26'), "Deep Ellum" (13'), "Stoney Knows How" (29'), "Texas Style" (26'): Director/Camera/Editor - six films on American folk culture - music, vernacular architecture, and tattooing. (1981-98) TV release: PBS, Discovery (2x), UK, Campus Network, Armed Forces Network, etc. Budget $ 200,000

Mexico & the United States: "Chulas Fronteras" (56'), & "Del Mero Corazon": Camera & Interpreter. Two films on Texas-Mexican music (1975 & 76)

Cuba: "Routes Of Rhythm" (170'): Camera & Interpreter. Afro-Cuban music, including Irakere, Los Van Van, and Ruben Blades. (1990)

Peru: "Burden Of Dreams" (90'): Camera & Interpreter. Les Blank's documentary feature on the making of German director Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo". (1981)

Film Festival Awards & Screenings: London (3x); Mexico City; Nyon; Edinburgh; Mannheim; Melbourne; Wellington; Cinema du Reel/Paris; Filmex/LA; Margaret Mead/NYC; Edison/NJ; Ann Arbor.; Athens, O.; BACA; Houston; Hemisfilm; Chicano Film Festival; Slice Of Life; etc.

Blue Ribbon & Red Ribbon (2x), American Film Festival

First Prize, International Festival Of Culture & Psychiatry

First Prize, Festival de Cine de Pueblos Indigenas

Special Merit Award, Latin American Studies Film Festival

Judges' Award (2x), Sinking Creek Film Festival

CINE Golden Eagle (3x), etc.

Museum Screenings: Museum of Modern Art; American Museum Of Natural History; Museo Nacional de Antropologia; Smithsonian; Musee de l'Homme; Corcoran Gallery; Walker Art Center; Cineteca Nacional de Mexico, San Antonio Art Museum; Museum of New Mexico; Maxwell Museum, Dallas Art Museum; Center For Research in Contemporary Art; Center for Contemporary Arts.

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