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Kenny Dalsheimer

Kenny Dalsheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and media educator. He founded The Groove Productions in 1996. In 2007, he co-directed Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project, which screened at fifteen U.S. and international film festivals and aired across the Southeast on PBS.  A New Kind of Listening (2009) received national recognition in 2010 from TASH as recipient of the Positive Images in the Media Award. His most recent films include A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden (2011), Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty (2012), and Peace in Our Pockets, a film about Kenyan peacebuilders using mobile technology and grassroots organizing to promote peace and good governance in the lead up to their 2013 national elections. Kenny also produces nonprofit videos and teaches youth workshops across North Carolina. He received his M.A. in anthropology from Duke University in 1985 and taught social studies at Carolina Friends School between 1986 and 1996.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. My family—nuclear and extended
  2. Music—including jazz, world/international, alt. rock, and other miscellaneous genres
  3. My guitar
  4. Millie and Wallace—our dogs
  5. Truro, MA
  6. All types of regional, international, and slow food cuisine (including beer and wine)
  7. Gym workouts
  8. Travel and exploring the world
  9. Chocolate (the good kind that may be good for your heart and health)
  10. Computer (for work and play)

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