Joel Weber, Co-Director & Director of Photography


Posted by the listening project on Thursday, December 1st, 2005
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Joel is co-owner of the Minneapolis based production company, Rikshaw Films. In 2005 he completed the documentary film Awakening, for which he served as director and director of photography. Awakening, filmed in Afghanistan, India, Colombia, and South Dakota, explores the emergence of microfinance as a tool for economic empowerment and poverty alleviation. Awakening was given the “Audience Award” for best short documentary at the 2006 Santa Cruz International Film Festival.

Mr. Weber is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a degree in Film Studies. He also holds an MA degree in International Business from Saint Mary’s University in Minnesota.

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3 Responses to “Joel Weber, Co-Director & Director of Photography”

  1. On October 27th, 2007 at 7:02 pm, jodi said:

    Joel and the Listening Project Crew. Inspiring, Moving & Awakening! The stories you’ve discovered & produced are heartfelt. Thank you for the journalism and teachings of what goes on beyond the United States.
    Joel, Some years have past since our paths have crossed. You truly have a gift of reaching out!
    Best Wishes
    Jodi- Minnesota Native. :)

  2. On January 21st, 2008 at 5:01 pm, Larry DeAtley said:

    I just saw a piece on “The Listening Project” on Current TV and I am hoping that there might be a screening somewhere close to Columbus, OHIO! Please let me know if it will be here and if there is anything I could do to help bring it here. I am very concerned about America’s standing in the world and pray that Americans get a chance to see this and actually hear what others are saying about us. We will never get a clear picture from our current Administration.

  3. On March 23rd, 2008 at 2:59 pm, Kim said:

    Great Idea. I just saw brief coverage about your film on TV and immediately thought this is something I would like to screen in my community as well as experience myself. How would I go about arranging such a screening? I live in a small rural Alaskan community but during the summer there is a great influx of tourists of all over the world. It would be great to schedule a screening during our tourist season and see it could spark some revelant dialogue between the locals and the tourists.

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