Peter Jordan

Palo Alto, California, United States


Peter Jordan runs Localfilms, a grassroots production company that partners with international humanitarian organizations to empower communities through film. His films explore pressing human rights concerns from the perspectives of children around the world. He also teaches children how to make their own films, using plastic video cameras and a solar powered computer. He has directed film projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Sudan. And his partners have included Save the Children, Catholic Relief Services, and the Bernard van Leer Foundation. He is currently a graduate student in documentary filmmaking at Stanford.