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past work


The Homeland Project

A five-year (1987-1991), award winning documentary film series developed for television in conjunction with Moscow’s Central Studio for Documentary Film, the largest studio of its kind in the U.S.S.R. Aired on The Discovery Channel, PBS, National Soviet Television and throughout the world, Homeland set out to establish a joint-production team of Soviets and Americans to film throughout both countries. The goal was to offer a global audience insightful and timely programming that was truthful, unbiased, and aired in the same version worldwide on the same day. Perhaps our coming to understand each other better, we reasoned, might allow for consideration and appreciation rather than a continuation of the prevailing atmosphere of suspicion and fear. Odle was the creator, lead producer, and writer for The Homeland Project.

The episodes featured both historical and current aspects of the people of each country, and was told by the common person as well at ranking military, government, and scientific leaders. Special access was granted in both countries (examples: Top US and Soviet scientists working together for the first time in the U.S., and Soviet military bases and a first-time visit of Western film-makers to the Moscow headquarters of the KGB). The awards page summarizes the public reception and professional recognition The Homeland Project received from its millions of international viewers.



A two-year project written in conjunction with the Soviet Union’s National Television Channel 1. Africa was filmed on location throughout Uganda as a study of the post-cold war era role of the U.S. and U.S.S.R. on this continent. The joint team interviewed the president of Uganda, village leaders, and many others in an attempt to present the accurate and at times surprising needs of an emerging nation. The film was aired throughout the United States and Russia. Stanley Odle was the lead writer and producer for this project.


Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other

A joint effort of the Washington State Dept. of Health, Seattle/King County Health Commission, and the University of Washington, and funded in part by the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the U.S. Department of Defense, Taking Care of Ourselves and Each Other is a nationally distributed film that was charged to represent the voice of a highly specific population of the African-American community. Odle was the writer and director for this challenging project.

" True story: I stood in my driveway and asked aloud, "What can I do about war? "
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