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Jacqueline Soohen is an award winning documentary filmmaker with Big Noise Tactical Media. Her three feature films, Zapatista (1998), Black and Gold (1999) and This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000), have won top honors at hundreds of film festivals from New York, Toronto and Los Angeles to Berlin, Seoul and Bogota. She has also produced television and video reports from the front lines of struggles around the globe. In 1999, as one of the founding members of the Independent Media Center, she collaborated in cutting daily satellite feeds from the WTO protests in Seattle. In 2001, she joined the Zapatistas' march from the Lacandon Rainforest to Mexico City, shooting and editing in the back of a schoolbus a one hour television show that went to satellite across the continent as the Zapatistas marched into the capital. In 2002 she has reported for Democracy Now! and FreeSpeech TV from Argentina, Afghanistan, South Africa and Palestine, where she was the only videographer to break the Israeli seige on the Church of the Nativity. She is 27 years old.

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Filmmaker Jacquie Soohen in the Church of the Nativity,
Spring 2002.

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