Acting Together on the World Stage: Setting the Scene for Peace
Acting Together Documentary
Pieces of the Coexistence Puzzle
Video director and editor Allison Lund combines her background in human services and experience in video and film to promote action for social change through her company, Progressive Pictures. In 1994 she received a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to develop a youth media literacy curriculum and produce a documentary on tobacco education. In 1996, with a grant from the Federal Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Lund worked with at-risk teens to produce a series of public service announcements that were broadcast throughout the Northeast and won honors at the National Alliance for Community Media Awards.
As a producer, Lund has had several films selected for national and international film festivals. Her 1996 documentary "Moving On," about women’s body image and self-esteem issues, won the top experimental award at the San Diego Film Festival and the National Community Access Awards. "Stonewalk," broadcast by WGBH in 2002, chronicled a grassroots effort to raise awareness of civilian deaths in war. It won the Alan Fortunoff Humanitarian Award at the Long Island International Film Festival. "Down on Me," 2007, explored the disastrous effects of advertising unrealistic beauty standards to girls.
In addition to her documentary work, Lund has produced award-winning corporate videos for clients that include IBM, Bose, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Compaq.