WATER WARS

Jim Burroughs, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, has filmed on six continents, documenting wars, expeditions, and historical events. He was an Academy Award nominee for Cuban Odyssey and received an Academy Award of Special Merit for La Belle Epoque. Having produced for PBS, ABC, A&E and Channel 4 UK, his documentary directing credits include Child in the Wind, Cuba in the Shadow of Doubt, Man-Eaters of Tsavo, and Quest for the Ark. On his 26-part series Quest: Origins of our Beliefs, he traveled the globe studying various cultures and belief systems. A music composer and writer as well, he has just completed his first non-fiction book Blood on the Lens, about the making of the feature documentary Shadow of Afghanistan. He is a graduate of USC School of Cinema.

Suzanne Bauman, Producer, Director, Editor, Writer, recently completed “The Writing Code,” a three hour television series for PBS about the nature and history of writing from ancient times to the internet, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Science Foundation. Her feature documentary Shadow of Afghanistan”- twenty years in the making - premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival to stunning reviews.. “Jackie Behind the Myth,” a two-hour documentary special on Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, has been a best-seller for PBS and sold overseas to more than 20 countries. An Academy Award Nominee for “Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey,” her films are distributed worldwide, including “Suleyman the Magnificent,” Cuba in the Shadow of Doubt,” “La Belle Epoque,” “The Artist Was a Woman,” Light of the Gods,” and “The Women of Summer,” For 3 years she was Supervising Producer of “Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures” as well as a producer/director for “Art of the Western World” hosted by Michael Wood. She has taken crews all over the world –Costa Rica, Cuba, England, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Nepal, Peru, The Philippines, Turkey, and throughout the United States
BA, Phi Beta Kappa, Vassar College. MFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Member DGA and WGA.

Salik Subhan Executive Producer
Mr. Subhan was born in Bangladesh but moved to the United States at an early age. Over the years he worked his way up the ladder to become successful in real estate, restaurants and various other businesses both here and in Bangladesh. Mr. Subhan has long been involved in charitable works. Together with his family he established the Subhan Foundation in the mid-90’s in memory of their father and then built and endowed the Subhan High School in northern Bangladesh for 350 students while providing various services for other schools and colleges. The Foundation has also assisted 275 small businesses with interest-free loans, and has constructed a K through 2nd grade school for over 250 children.

With broad experience throughout south Asia as well as Bangladesh, Mr. Subhan understands the culture and temperament of the people like few other producers. His ability to plan, negotiate and execute in this world has made it possible for us to capture on film images and events that have never been documented before. With family and business connections throughout Bangladesh that he was able to martial for the cause he was able to manage the logistics for us to film throughout the country at the height of the 2004 flood (from both helicopter and boat) as well as documenting the dry season in these very same areas - to provide us with a dramatic 'before & after' sense of the alternate devastations from both deluge and drought. His commitment to address the issue of shared water rights on a global level through dialogue and negotiation imbues our film with a strong sense of justice and concern for basic human rights.

Marieke Oudejans is a film/tv producer and journalist from the Netherlands. In her first career she held senior policy and managerial positions with the Dutch Immigration Department. Her past work and broad travel experiences inspire her current film projects. In Los Angeles, she worked as Senior Press & Cultural Officer at the Dutch Consulate General, while studying Film Producing at UCLA and writing and producing for foreign media. She continues her busy mix of activities. She's a producer on two Dutch prime time TV shows, a journalist for magazines and newspapers, a correspondent for web tv, and a consultant for foreign film delegations. She recently directed, produced and/or coordinated ten short films for various US companies and associations, all while working in our documentary team and pursuing her personal film projects. Her ability to wear many hats has been a great resource for WATER WARS. Marieke is an award winning graduate of the UCLA MFA Producers Program and of the University of Amsterdam, where she received her MA in Political Science.