Published Author, Documentarian
Talks covered by this speaker
Saving the Stories of an African Village
Categories covered by Margaret
About this Speaker
Margaret Blair Young is an American writer and the president of the Congo Rising Corporation, a foundation focused on initiatives on the Democratic Republic of Congo, including film. She taught creative writing for thirty-four years at Brigham Young University in the USA. She has published six novels and two short story collections, as well as numerous essays. Two of her award-winning plays have been produced, as well as three documentary films she scripted and produced. She and the Congo Rising team were producers of the Congolo-Americain film endeavors, “Heart of Africa” and “Companions. She believes that film provides a road to sharing instruction in anything, insights on everything, and a new lens to see dimensions of beauty. The current project for Congo Rising is a film about Patrice Lumumba.