I am very excited to have been granted a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach at the University of Malawi from January – August 2016. As a teacher, I look forward to experiencing a very different culture and bringing new insights back into my classroom. An article in the Metrowest Daily News recently covered my plans.
While I’m delighted to be able to accept this opportunity, Farm and Red Moon will need to be put on hold for a while. I hope that my absence does not set us back too far with our timeline for completing the film, but this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn firsthand about one of the poorest countries in the world and to contribute to the mission of international higher education.
I look forward to getting back on board with the film post-production as soon as I return. In the meantime, it will be interesting to observe how people in this culture manage animal agriculture. While I will not be officially filming or interviewing people about humane slaughter or other animal agricultural practices, I will surely be able to see an animal-products food system that is quite different from our own.