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Brian Conley

Brian Conley has been shooting video since 1997. He began working in video with the hope of telling interesting stories that might not otherwise be seen. Although he first imagined himself as a narrative filmmaker, he soon moved to documentary and journalism work.

In 2004 and 2005, through screenings of his film Libertad y Justicia para Todos, he raised money for an initial trip to Baghdad in October of 2005. After producing written and video work on his own in 2005, in 2006 he began the second phase of Alive in Baghdad.

At the end of 2006 Brian formed Small World News with Steve Wyshywaniuk, in the hopes of expanding the Alive in Baghdad model to establish similar projects, or bureaus, around the world. In November ‘06 he travelled to Oaxaca City and elsewhere in southern Mexico to begin SWN’s next project, Alive in Mexico.