Daniel L Bernardi
Maria Luisa Forenza
David Washburn is a Bay Area filmmaker with over a decade of experience working on participant-based projects. His practice ranges from documentaries intended for television to experimental works shot on 16mm. His latest documentary, "An American Mosque", about a Muslim community's reaction to a devastating hate-crime, screened at film festivals nationwide and is slated for PBS distribution in 2014. He is a recipient of awards from the California Council for the Humanities, Center for Cultural Innovation, Pacific Pioneer Fund, and U.S. Department of Education (Jacob K. Javits Fellowship), among others. For VDC, Washburn is particularly interested in telling veteran stories from WWII, Korea and Vietnam, where he can collaborate with VDC subjects to explore where their personal stories diverge from our collective assumptions of these conflicts.