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A podcast about returned Peace Corps volunteers and life after Peace Corps. Twice a month, RPCV, Astrid Vinje, interviews fellow Peace Corps volunteers about their experience during and after their service.
 
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CC 19: Ashley Tindall 27 Months Documentary | Azerbaijan, Liberia, and the Philippines

When I first heard about the upcoming documentary, 27 Months, I knew that we had to get someone from the film on our show.  This film follows three Peace Corps volunteers during their service, and focuses on the transformation that occurs during those 27 months.  Although Ashley, the director of 27 Months, did not actually do the Peace Corps, her experience making the documentary gave her a lot of great insight into the Peace Corps experience.  

I had a wonderful time chatting with Ashley about her process in making the documentary, and also learned a lot about what it takes to bring a project such as this into fruition.  In a way, her film project is a perfect example of a Peace Corps project - working with little to no resources to create something that is powerful and amazing and meaningful.  I'm excited to see how the film turns out.

Filming in Liberia

Filming in Liberia

Hanging out in Azerbaijan.

Hanging out in Azerbaijan.

Spending some down time in the Philippines.

Spending some down time in the Philippines.

Ashley Archer Tindall produces educational videos for Stanford University and Sheryl Sandberg's leadership organization LeanIn, and independent directors.  She has worked as an Associate Producer for National Geographic TV and Earth Island Institute's Sacred Land Film Project, directed research for HBO's Rolling Stones documentary "Crossfire Hurricane," and was Assistant Director on Sea Studios Foundation's innovative "Otter 501" hybrid film.  She holds Masters degrees in Documentary Film from Stanford and in Public Policy from UCLA.  She received her BA from the University of Chicago in Literature and French.

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Check out the film on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.  Watch the trailer for the film at Vimeo.com.