The Island President
(Documentary)

After bringing democracy to his island nation President Mohamed Nasheed is faced with the immanent effect climate change will have on his country. Taking to the world stage Nasheed fights for an agreement at the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit.
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American Jerusalem
(Documentary)

San Francisco's Jewish heritage is brought to life in this fascinating documentary. The stories of Levi Strauss, Adolph Sutro, Isaias Hellman, and others convey the unique success many Jews found in a city that embraced them as their own.
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Jon Shenk - President

jon@afterimagepublicmedia.org

Jon Shenk, Director/Cinematographer, was the Director of Photography for the Academy Award-winning Smile Pinki (2009). He won an Emmy for Blame Somebody Else (2007, PBS/EXPOSÉ). Shenk directed and photographed Lost Boys of Sudan, Independent Spirit Award winner in 2004. He co-directed and photographed Democracy Afghan Style (2004). In 2005, he directed and photographed The New Heroes. Early in his career, he directed and photographed The Beginning (1999), a chronicle of George Lucas’s Star Wars: Episode I. Shenk has produced and photographed dozens of documentaries for PBS, the BBC, A&E, Bravo, CBS, NBC, and National Geographic Television. He has been nominated twice for Emmys for his cinematography. He earned his Master’ s degree in Documentary Filmmaking from Stanford University in 1995 and his B.A. from Yale in 1991.

Richard Berge - Secretary and Treasurer

richard@afterimagepublicmedia.org

Richard Berge produced The Island President (2011), for which he was nominated for Theatrical Documentary Producer of the Year by the Producers Guild of America. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival, received the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and won the Pare Lorentz Award from the International Documentary Association. He produced and directed The Rape of Europa (2006) which was nominated for two Emmy Awards and for Best Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. Berge, with director Barry Levinson, wrote and produced Yesterday's Tomorrows (1999) for Showtime and Touchstone Television. He was the line producer for Jon Else’s Sing Faster: The Stagehands' Ring Cycle (1999), which received an Emmy Award and the Filmmaker's Trophy at the Sundance Film Festival. He wrote and produced profiles of visual and performing artists for Make: Television (2008) and SPARK! (2003-04), two weekly series for public television. Before completing the master’s program in Documentary Filmmaking at Stanford University in 1994, Berge worked at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico and the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University in 1984. Berge is a member of the Writers Guild of America.