Films

Buried Stories (34 min, 2008)

“Buried Stories” is a short documentary exploring the childhood and career of Ella Rodriguez, a California Native American Indian who discovered her heritage while protecting her ancestors’ burial grounds from being destroyed by new development. Co-directed and produced with Julie Kirkenslager. Official Site: buriedstories.com   Excerpt of review in the journal California Archaeology 

Life with Alex (55 min, 2012)

Numerous newspaper articles and television programs have documented the incredible Alex the Parrot and his accomplishments speaking meaningfully in English. “Life with Alex” is a documentary memoir that tells Alex’s story from the perspective of Arlene Levin-Rowe, the lab manager who cared for him daily, and Dr. Irene Pepperberg, the groundbreaking scientist who trained him. […]