Terefu and Her Children
In 1991, the Israeli government brought thousands of Jewish people from Ethiopia to Israel to escape political, social and economic persecution. Terefu Besefakad and her eight children were among the many. The adult children weigh in on who they are – Ethiopian, Israeli and Jewish, what might have been if they stayed in their home country, and where they belong in a society that has yet to fully embrace them.
Handler has directed his first documentary film about a family of Ethiopian Jews that he followed to Israel in 1992 as a still photographer, and re-united with in 2015 to interview.
Now streaming on YouTube.
You can view all the photos from this story: HERE.
Crazy And Proud – Intro Video
Crazy and Proud is the inside story of an invisible place – an inner-city shelter for transient, mentally-ill women. This first-person narrative chronicles what happened in 1999 when Lowell Handler, after his successful memoir Twitch and Shout, was hired as a recreation worker to teach photography to this hidden population.
Directed by Devin Pickering
Produced by Lowell Handler
Bernardo and Veronica
In this short film, a Mexican couple tell how they came to the U.S. and their view of life here.
Directed by Lowell Handler
Photography by Francesco Paolo Cordaro
Edited by Devin Pickering