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Kenny Dalsheimer

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thegroove
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Public bio

Kenny is an award-winning filmmaker, producer, and media educator based in Durham, North Carolina. He founded The Groove Productions in 1996 when he began producing documentaries and community video. His films, Go Fast, Turn Left: Voices from Orange Country Speedway (1997) and Shine On: Richard Trice and the Bull City Blues (2000), screened across North Carolina as part of the NC Humanities Council’s Road Scholars program. He co-directed and shot Bending Space: Georges Rousse and the Durham Project (2007) which screened at festivals around the world and aired across the southeast on PBS. His disability rights film, A New Kind of Listening (2009), received national recognition in 2010 from TASH as recipient of the Positive Images in Media Award. A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden (2011) and Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty (2012), offer immersive portraits of internationally recognized NC artists. His most recent film, Peace in Our Pockets celebrates the peacebuilding work of Kenyan activists who use mobile phones and text messages to prevent ethnic and political violence in the lead up to Kenya's 2013 elections. Kenny also collaborates with community partners to produce videos that better our world and teaches youth video workshops. He received his M.A. in Anthropology from Duke University in 1985 and taught at Carolina Friends School between 1986–1996.