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Franco/American Penny Allen is a writer (A GEOGRAPHY OF SAINTS, Boston, Zoland Books, 2001, METAPHORS FOR CHANGE, Sheffield, UK, Greenleaf Publishing, 2001, and CLASS LADY 4, forthcoming), creator of photo-strips (WAR IS HELL, 2005), filmmaker (THE SOLDIER’S TALE, PROPERTY, PAYDIRT), translator (the classic THE LIVING UNKNOWN SOLDIER), and former environmental consultant. She lives in Paris. She worked on environmental issues in the United States and Europe from 1987 until 2002, and organized the international conferences ECO 1997, ECO 1999, and ECO 2001. Earlier, Allen worked as a public welfare worker, a university instructor, a journalist, and a community organizer in local land-use planning.

Films : Writer, Director, Producer, Co-Editor.

THE SOLDIER’S TALE, docu-drama, 2007, distributed by Media-Luna Entertainment.

PROPERTY, 1978, fiction feature, prizewinner US Film Festival (Sundance), prizewinner Northwest Film Festival, Maverick Film Festival, New York, Rotterdam Film Festival, Florence (Italy) Film Festival, Portuguese Film Festival, Hof (Germany) Film Festival, Sydney (Australia) Film Festival, Moscow Film Festival. Top award from the Western States Arts Foundation

PAYDIRT, 1981, fiction feature, US Film Festival (Sundance), Northwest Film Festival, Festival of American Independent Cinema, The Hague, Netherlands, Hof (Germany) Film Festival