Connecting indies to community – April 2010

Welcome to the improved! Please be sure to write with any useful feedback!

I’ve confirmed shooting dates for the introductory documentary to homeopathy I’ve been working on for the past year – currently titled Full Body Centric – going to be at the American College of Homeopathy in Phoenix May 22-26!

New Projects!

I’m working with a new film! Focusing on life story and background of Louisa May Alcott, and having aired on PBS’ American Masters, Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women explores her adventures as well as the rich cultural context in which she created literature both childlike and dark. You can find out more about the film by going to


ALA??? Though not confirmed yet, I will most likely be attending the annual American Library Association conference in DC in June so please let me know if we can connect there! received a really wonderful mention in The Ebert Club’s recent newsletter! I’m not a member, but perhaps you are and will be able to appreciate the write-up.

Diana Braun will be speaking with Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy at the AAIDD conference (American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities) June 9-11 in Rhode Island. This panel discussion will also include Dr. Valerie Karr of the Victor Pineda Foundation and Dr. Hank Bersani and will be focusing on the specifics of how Diana set up and maintained her independent lifestyle with Kathy. Diana also just participated in the Disability Policy Seminar sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disability in Washington DC.

Body & Soul also screened at the PacRim Conference on Disabilities in Hawaii on April 13.

And a new way to use film – Body & Soul: Diana & Kathy is being used by the College of Direct Support to train direct care service providers. A curriculum was developed by CDS based on the film and it just launched this month! It was presented with ANCOR and with Pennsylvania Providers Conference. More information can be found at

Thanks much for your support and innovation in using independent films in your community. Stay tuned for a link to for Full Body Centric as well as purchasing links to my previous films.