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Allison Lund


lundIn June, the Telly Awards has named Cynthia Cohen and Allison Lund as winners in the 33rd Annual Telly Awards for their documentary film titled “Acting Together on the World Stage.” Less than 10 percent of the 13,000 Telly entrants, coming from all 50 states and numerous other countries, won honors. The Telly Award is the best known and most prestigious professional video industry award. This is a tremendous honor for the production team including Theatre Without Borders, Brandeis University’s Peacebuilding and the Arts program, and filmmaker Allison Lund.

Lund wrote a reflection piece for our one-year anniversary of the release of "Acting Together on the World Stage":

“I am watching a lighted stage, a woman I feel I know quite well. Her hair falls in long black braids to her waist. She recounts to the audience the atrocities committed during the Peruvian civil war of her youth: loved ones disappeared, thrown into dusty hollows by the sides of dirt roads; women raped, then forced from their ancestral villages for the shame. Ana Correa dances on stage, a dance of anguish. Her body movements are turbulent and off-balance. Her face contorts. I look into her eyes and feel that I can see the exact event she envisions, a house blowing to bits around her. She is trying to save her children.

I tap the space bar on my keyboard. The video stops. I hit the monitor's power switch and the light from the screen cuts off instantly. I sit alone in my darkened edit room, weeping. I imagine searching for my own love, not knowing, and knowing... he is gone forever.  My tears roll, reflective despair, but part of this emotion wells from..." ...Read more.

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