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Bush for Peace
Director: Sarah Christman and Jen Simmons
Producer: Sarah Christman and Jen Simmons
Winner of the Politics and Government Award
Sarah Christman, Co-Director/Editor
Sarah Christman is a Philadelphia-based independent media producer. Using film, video, and the web, she explores the personal and cultural impact of media in every-day life. Sarah was the media designer for a theatrical production of Brechtâ€™s Antigone at the Riverside Church Theater in Manhattan in March 2003. In October 2002, she participated in the group show/installation Living Room, as part of the DUMBO Arts Under the Bridge Festival in Brooklyn, NY. Sarah has worked as a video editor and instructor, and for WNET in New York. She is currently pursuing an MFA at Temple Universityâ€™s Department of Film & Media Arts. View her work at http://www.fairuseproductions.com.
Jen Simmons, Co-Director/Writer
Jen Simmons is a writer, director and designer, whose career multitasks between the genres of film, new media and live performance. She has designed projection, lighting, scenic and sound for performing artists including Peggy Shaw, Sharon Bridgforth, Lourdes PÃ©rez, Daniel Alexander Jones, Gloria Anzaldua, Beto Araiza, Sandra Cisneros, Paul Bonin-Rodriguez, and Cherrie Moraga, and for theaters including PS122, Gloucester Stage Company, Highways Performance Space, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, Jump-Start Performance Co., and the Vortex Theater. For eight years, she was a critical force at the Esperanza Center in San Antonio Tejas, an innovative multidisciplinary community-based center for arts and activism, promoting the voices of people-of-color, women, lesbians and gay men. View her work at http://www.jensimmons.com.
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