Bio: Debra has been a journalist and feature writer since the late 70's, appearing in numerous publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian (UK), Central Asian Survey, and New Mexico magazine, to local and special interest publications. Debra Denker is the author of Sisters on the Bridge of Fire: One Woman's Journeys in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan (Burning Gate Press, 1993; Schaffner Press 2002), and of the June, 1985 National Geographic story "Along Afghanistan's War-torn Frontier,"
illustrated by Steve McCurry's now-famous photograph of the Afghan girl.
Her work has ranged from political and social documentary to work on alternative architecture, sustainable living, and many aspects of energy healing. She is also a healer, photographer, and film-maker.
She is currently the founder and director of the Global Diversity Film Project of the non-profit SkySpirit Foundation, which has made films on Tibet, South Africa, and local issues. Her latest film is Community Garden, which shows the common ground between gardens in Santa Fe, where she now resides, and South Africa.
In this compelling story of love, war, and hard choices set during the brutal Afghan-Soviet conflict of the 1980's, American journalist Elizabeth Owen dares to go where few men and virtually no women have gone before: into the war zone of remote and forbidding Afghanistan. Her journalistic objectivity is challenged by her feelings for Yusuf, an American-trained doctor working with the Mujahedeen. In the land where legend says Cain fled after killing Abel, Elizabeth witnesses the rending of Afgha... more info>>