Johnson Casey Cooper
Weddings and Diapers
Marriage. Once dictated by strict rules now takes on many shapes and forms in this era of rapid social change in Kosova. "Weddings and Diapers" brings four couples of different regions and generations to share how they deal with chores, child raising, freedoms and infidelity. Inviting the camera into their homes, they reveal the subtleties of their relationships with honesty and humor. How have roles changed and what are the limits to modernity in the sacred union of marriage? From milking the cow to a lesson in diaper changing, watching home wedding videos to the birth of a new baby. It's all a part of the intimate ride we call love (and everything that comes with it) in Weddings and Diapers.
The Guardian is a story about a mountain man and his struggle to save the forests of the Rugova Mountain from over-logging and environmental destruction. As we learn the stories of his youth, we begin to understand the history behind Fatos’ frustration with post-war politics, his sense of refuge in the mountains, and ultimately, his spiritual connection and dedication to preserving them.
Casey Cooper Johnson is an American filmmaker and social activist who has lived and worked in Kosovo since June of 1999. Casey holds a degree in Environmental Education from the University of California at Berkeley. He began his work in Kosovo with the Balkan Sunflowers, organizing grassroots post-war clean-ups, events, camps and campaigns with children and youth. Casey co-founded the Youth Video Project, a film program that produced Postcards from Peja, a documentary film debuted at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 2002, Casey directed the film In the Hands of the Youth, a documentary about weapons and violence in post-war Kosovo, funded by UNDP. Casey developed Crossing Bridges, and in 2001 and 2002 organized the Crossing Bridges Festivals. In 2003, he produced Outside the Framework, a televised film festival on RTK dealing with provocative social themes relevant to Kosovar society. Between 2003-2006 he produced a six-episode documentary series called Under Construction, reflecting on the transformations of ex-Yugoslavia and Albania. Since September 2005, he co-produces the widely acclaimed weekly Kosovo current affairs show Life in Kosovo. He is currently the executive director of Crossing Bridges Productions, where he works with his wife on documentary films and TV programs.
2011 Kofja e Zbrazet (short) (producer) 2010/III The Guardian (documentary) (producer) 2007 Weddings and Diapers (documentary) (producer) 2007 Modern Times of Roma (documentary short) (co-producer) 2006 News Goes Out (short) (co-producer) 2006 Lesser of Two Evils (documentary short) (producer) 2005 Disposable Heroes (documentary short) (producer) 2005 Unsatisfied (documentary short) (producer) 2005 Of Mice and Men (documentary short) (producer) 2005 Kosova's Son in Law (TV series) (co-producer) 2003 Outside of the Framework Televised Film Festival (TV series) (co-producer)
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