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Patrick Daly is a director and producer who divides his time between academic and creative pursuits. After working as a consultant on several documentary projects, he directed NEEDLE THROUGH BRICK in collaboration with filmmakers James Adolphus and Joel Fendelman.
In his other life, Patrick is an anthropologist who works on post-conflict and post-disaster community reconstruction. As part of this work, he lived for extended periods of time on farms in England, with Bedouin in the deserts of southern Jordan, and in traditional villages in Borneo. Political and social reasons brought him to take up a position as a visiting professor at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine during the second intifadah. He spent more than a year living at the center of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. It was during this time that he was convinced to pursue filmmaking as a vehicle for telling stories about pressing cultural and social issues. He has spent the past five years based in Southeast Asia, studying the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.