Jaclyn Schiff is a writer and content strategist based in the Washington, D.C., area. Her work — which focuses on media, global health and women — has appeared in several publications, such as Kaiser Health News, The Huffington Post, CBSNews.com, NPR, PBS MediaShift and Women’s eNews. She is @J_Schiff on Twitter.
Earlier this week, just hours after the counter-coup attempt, I spoke with Phil about life in Bamako lately. Phil isn't an aid exp music ert, he doesn't work for an NGO and he's not in the Peace Corps. He's an industrious American guy who is interested in the world around him (and its music).
There seems to be an uptick -- at least over the last five years or so -- in the use of film as a medium to explore these issues. With interest in global health on college campuses and beyond exploding, I think we’ll see this trend endure in 2012.