The documentary, Mining Phosphorus http://www.mining-p.com produced by RPCV Alan Toth (South Africa 2010-2012) is a finalist for the Student Academy Awards. Rising Dust by RPCV Lauren Schwartzman, (Panama 2013-215) is also a finalist for the prestigious award.
Alan Toth has also produced a feature documentary about the modern Peace Corps Experience in South Africa. Lauren Schwartzman is a member of the team. See the website to learn more: Posh Corps http://www.poshcorps.com
Here is the ACADEMY AWARDS Announcement:
Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Veronica Wangshen, “1,500 Miles 23 Days,” New York University
Mathieu Faure, “An Edited Life,” New York University
Lauren Schwartzman, “Dust Rising,” University of California – Berkeley
Jiayan “Jenny” Shi, “Finding Yingying,” Northwestern University
Grace Oyenubi and Nani Sahra Walker, “Forced,” University of California – Berkeley
Yiying Nikki Li, “Love & Loss,” University of Southern California
Alan Toth, “Mining Phosphorus,” University of California – Berkeley
Congratulations to Alan Toth and Lauren Schwartzman and Good Luck!