Writer/Director, Eric Maddox, is a long-time transient-resident of Santa Fe New Mexico. Chance and personal folly have found him living and working throughout the globe's winter wonderlands, whether it be his worldly education as a Social Worker in the Detroit area, completing his graduate studies tucked into a converted chicken-coup in rural Vermont, or naively backpacking through the snowy mountains of northern Lebanon, in December... in sandals.
Eric holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics from St. John's College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and an M.A. in International Conflict Resolution from the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont. He stumbled into the dynamic world of Documentary Film-Making while completing his graduate research in The West Bank and Israel.
It was during his five-month stay in a Palestinian refugee camp that Eric first gained a visceral appreciation for the power of documentary film, both as a tool for effecting social change, and as a vehicle for promoting the collective awareness of obscure and neglected human struggles. After tagging along with various independent journalists in The West Bank, Eric managed to get his hands on a dime-store video camera, and set about hitching rides to refugee camps, collective farms, and urban centers throughout the region. During these travels Eric began documenting the oral histories of elder Israelis and Palestinians, and the resulting film, '48 Generations, premiered at the 2009 Santa Fe Film Festival.
Eric's current project, A House Divided, brings his focus a little closer to home, as he examines life and death along the U.S.-Mexico border and the fault lines of the U.S. Immigration debate. A house Divided is currently in post-production, and due for release in the Spring of 2011. Your generous contributions will play an integral role in bringing this latest effort to screens and festivals in your neighborhood.
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