Peter Jordan is an award winning filmmaker and the founder of Localfilms, a grassroots production company that partners with international humanitarian organizations to empower communities through film. His films explore pressing human rights concerns from the perspectives of children around the world. He also teaches children how to make their own films, using plastic video cameras and a solar powered computer. He has directed film projects in Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore and Mexico. His partners have included international relief organizations like Save the Children as well as many local grassroots efforts.
Peter Marino Production Scholarship, National Academy of Television Northern California Chapter, 2007
The story of 9-year-old Pedro's reluctant journey through elementary school portrays the magic, the nightmare and mystery, the isolation and odd friendships, the trouble and anger, and the glimmers of hope of the childhood spent chasing the American dream.
After getting into one too many fights at school, 17-year-old Fatima finds the one place where she can punch people as hard as she wants and nobody will complain -- the boxing ring. This is the story of Fatima and her coach Johnnie, who shows her that being a fighter is not just about boxing, it's about life.
After being discharged from Walter Reed Army Medical Center, a happy-go-lucky American soldier returns with his wife and daughter to their home in Kentucky. Left in Baghdad is an alternately tragic and comic portrait of a family man on the first day of the rest of his life, which he must live without his left arm.