About The World On A String Project The Project

The World On A String is a new four-episode eight-hour documentary series produced by veteran film maker Diana Friedberg. The project was made possible by a number of generous contributors including The Bead Society Society of Los Angeles. The first three episodes are now complete (view preview) and available for purchase.

The Story

World On A String tells the remarkable story of human history through one of mankind's tiniest creations... the bead. It is an awesome saga spanning some 75,000 years. The project has been a labor of love for its producer, Diana Friedberg - an industry award-winning film editor and producer - for over a decade.

This is a story never told before and certainly never attempted on the scale to which the producer has gone to convey the extent of the subject's canvas. This is human drama of the most potent and powerful kind, and a tale that weaves its way through cultures, traditions, religions, and histories all over the globe. The series was shot on location on five continents and presents a truly stunning picture of how a tiny object transformed human thinking and influenced social behavior over the eons. While it dips back into the deepest recesses of time, it is nevertheless very much a contemporary story set in the moden day. It includes extraordinary footage in which we meet amazing personalities from tribal chiefs to shamans, craftsmen, artists, and priests.

The first three episodes are available for purchase
 
Awards


World On A String Episode 1: The Eternal Bead wins a Fall 2005 Cine Golden Eagle Award for Professional Non-Telecast Programming!
 
Copyright ©2006 Zepra International Inc. and Diana Friedberg. All rights reserved.


World On A String Episode 1: The Eternal Bead wins a Silver Screen Award in the Arts category at the 2005 International Film and Video Festival!
 


World On A String Episode 1: The Eternal Bead and World On A String Episode 2: The Tiny Mighty Bead have both been recognized with Honorable Mentions at the Chris Awards!
 

 

 

The World On A String is a new five-episode documentary series produced by veteran film maker Diana Friedberg. The project was made possible by a number of generous contributors including The Bead Society Society of Los Angeles. The first four episodes of the Project are now complete and available for purchase. Part Five of the project will be completed in early 2008.

The series is now an award-winning and critically-acclaimed project The Story World On A String tells the remarkable story of human history through one of mankind's tiniest creations... the bead. It is an awesome saga spanning some 75,000 years. The project has been a labor of love for its producer, Diana Friedberg - an industry award-winning film editor and producer - for over a decade.

This is a story never told before and certainly never attempted on the scale to which the producer has gone to convey the extent of the subject's canvas. This is human drama of the most potent and powerful kind, and a tale that weaves its way through cultures, traditions, religions, and histories all over the globe. The series was shot on location on five continents and presents a truly stunning picture of how a tiny object transformed human thinking and influenced social behavior over the eons. While it dips back into the deepest recesses of time, it is nevertheless very much a contemporary story set in the moden day. It includes extraordinary footage in which we meet amazing personalities from tribal chiefs to shamans, craftsmen, artists, and priests.

All five episodes are available for purchase
Copyright ©2007 Zepra International Inc. and Diana Friedberg. All rights reserved.
 
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Artist Biography

Diana Friedberg A.C.E. began her film career in her native South Africa after graduating with a degree in drama from the University of Cape Town in 1967.  On-the-job training as a film editor soon led her to England where she interned at Pinewood Studios on feature film productions.  After returning to South Africa at the end of 1969 she edited over 21 feature films, hundreds of hours of episodic television, animation series, documentary series and commercials.   She had the distinction of being the first woman to direct a feature film in South Africa. 

A Master of Fine Arts degree in Cinema from the University of Southern California (USC) followed in 1976.  She returned to South Africa to continue producing television documentary series and dramatic series with her husband Lionel Friedberg. In 1986 she relocated to Los Angeles with her family where she successfully pursued a career as a film editor and producer.   

Feature films, educational films for companies such as Disney and many ground breaking shows for cable followed. She was invited to become a member of the distinguished  American Cinema Editors and has continued to be active on the intern program, training young students on the art and craft of editing.

WORLD ON A STRING has been a labor of love for Diana for over a decade. She picked up a camera and traveled to over 30 countries to realize her dream of telling the amazing story of the bead   Eight years and five programs later the series is now complete and has already garnered worldwide recognition and won 20 awards.

The saga continues...

 

 

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