Refugee Lives – Stories from refugee camps around the world

Posted in Uncategorized on January 3, 2011 by brentehuffman

Check out my new project Refugee Lives where Northwestern Medill students document the lives of refugees in three camps in Malawi, Jordan, and Namibia. I led the trip to Malawi where students reported from the Dzaleka refugee camp near Lilongwe.

Check out the short documentary “Dzaleka Dances” here:

And all the stories from Refugee Lives here:


2010 in review

Posted in Uncategorized on January 2, 2011 by brentehuffman

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,800 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 5 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 16 posts. There were 2 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 97kb.

The busiest day of the year was September 29th with 132 views. The most popular post that day was Behind the Scenes – The making of “The Colony”.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and

Some visitors came searching, mostly for the colony behind the scenes, making of the colony, behind the scenes of the colony, the making of the colony, and behind the scenes the colony.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Behind the Scenes – The making of “The Colony” July 2009
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More photos from behind-the-scenes of the documentary “The Colony” July 2009

The Colony – New Interview with the Filmmakers from African Boots:

Posted in Uncategorized on October 8, 2010 by brentehuffman

New Interview with filmmakers Brent Huffman and Xiaoli Zhou about their film “The Colony” about China in Africa.

On African Boots:

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2010 by brentehuffman

“The Colony” (short version) premieres on Al Jazeera’s human rights program “Witness”.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 7, 2010 by brentehuffman

The Colony on Witness:

About The Colony:

The past decade has seen Chinese economic growth explode across the world and the Chinese economic miracle seems to reach into every imaginable area of manufacturing and natural resources.

Filmmakers Brent Huffman and Xiaoli Zhou traveled to Senegal in West Africa to explore the onslaught of Chinese economic might and its impact on long-standing African traditions.

Cinematography Demo Reel for Brent E. Huffman

Posted in 1 on April 18, 2010 by brentehuffman

Cinematography Demo Reel for Brent E. Huffman/German Camera Productions set to Jean Sibelius’s Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47:3.

This includes much of my work except my NBC tornado documentaries, my prison documentary Welcome to Warren, and my recent China in Africa documentary work.

The Colony at USC

Posted in Documentary Production on February 14, 2010 by brentehuffman

The Colony recently played to a packed house on Feb. 10th at the University of Southern California’s US – China Institute:

And thank you to Sara Grossbarth for writing a great story about “The Colony” and my work for the Medill website.