Safari As a Way of Life - Amy Eldon Turteltaub & Kathy Eldon
Amy Eldon Turteltaub grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and London, England. Following the murder of her brother, Dan, a 22-year old Reuters photojournalist, killed by a mob while covering a conflict in Somalia, Amy changed her college major to Communications, determined to tell stories that would bring people together, not tear them apart.
Amy Eldon Turteltaub
Amy Eldon Turteltaub grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and London, England. Following the murder of her brother, Dan, a 22-year old Reuters photojournalist, killed by a mob while covering a conflict in Somalia, Amy changed her college major to Communications, determined to tell stories that would bring people together, not tear them apart. Amy's first film explored the risks faced by front-line journalists like her brother.
Amy hosted Dying to Tell the Story, which was nominated for an Emmy and distributed world-wide by CNN. Amy also co-produced Soldiers of Peace, about the Children's Peace Movement in Colombia for CNN, and in 2003 co-created and hosted Global Tribe, a PBS series about ordinary people finding solutions to the challenges they face in their local communities.
Amy is the co-author of three books, published by Chronicle Books, Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are; Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Rembrance and Love Catcher: A Journal to Invite Love into Your Lifeand co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation, which supports "creative activists" who use media and the arts for social change. She is currently an Executive Producer of Extraordinary Moms a documentary special hosted by Julia Roberts for the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Amy, the mother of two children, is married to Director Jon Turteltaub and lives in Los Angeles.
Kathy has worked as a teacher, journalist, author and television producer in England, Africa and the United States. Following the murder of her son, Dan, a 22 year old photojournalist, in Somalia, she and her daughter, Amy, founded Creative Visions Foundation (CVF), to support "creative activists" like Dan, to use their creative talents to change the world around them.
Since then, CVF has assisted more than 80 artists, filmmakers, playwrights, leaders of other social movements and others who use media and the arts as vehicles of social change.
Through their for-profit sister organization, Creative Visions Productions, Kathy and Amy have produced award-winning television and film projects, including a feature, Lost in Africa, about elephant conservation; an acclaimed PBS series, Global Tribe, profiling grass-roots social entrepreneurs; an Emmy nominated Turner Broadcasting documentary, Dying to Tell the Story, profiling journalists who risk their lives to do their jobs, and Soldiers of Peace: A Children's Crusade, a CNN documentary about the Colombian children's peace movement.
On Mother's Day, 2011, the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), will present their latest project: Extraordinary Moms. Featuring Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Rosie O'Donnell, Christiane Amanpour, the documentary special focuses on the power of mothers to change our world. Ask Kathy about "On Revolution," a movement launched by Creative Visions that turns people on to the power they have to change our world.