Teret Productions

Teret Productions is the production company Lucy Gebre-Egziabher found in 1999, under which she directed and produced award winning films as well as organizational videos.  Teret is an Ahmaric word that means fable or folktale.

Winner of the 2000 UNESCO “Prix de Tolerance” award in Montreal, Canda,  At The Second Traffic Light, addresses issues that are still relevant today: our humanity ties us together in spite our differences.

what people are saying about the film:

“…Crushing ethnic and religious stereotypes, At the Second Traffic Light shows how people form community in times of trouble.  At the Second Traffic Light is an excellent resource for churches, whether to jumpstart the discussion of inclusivity and interfaith dialogue or to continue a church?s efforts in peacebuilding.”

Rev. Lia Scholl, MDiv.
Star Light Ministries, Inc.

“…I found the film to be loaded with rich possibilities for diversity related discussions, and the fact that it?s short (20 minutes) and reasonably priced contribute to making it a good resource for us.”

Pamela Paul, Ph.D., Vice President & Director
Professional Development and Diversity
The Academy for Educational Development

“I recently was privileged to view the film At the Second Traffic Light, at a leadership conference at my hospital.  I was VERY moved by the film and I feel every man, woman and child should view this film.”

Jean Barchet, RN
CPCS Coordinator
Henrico Doctor’s Hospital

“It is a great video!!  I immediately watched it twice.  What a great video to raise awareness/feelings that you have.  Really helps to visually “see” thoughts/feelings and stereotypes that you didn’t even think you had.Great film!”

Don Rilling
Director, Organizational Development
CJW Medical Center

“A brilliant film. Divergent groups coalesce around the accident?Each brings their own cultural referent, fears, prejudices, anxieties, apprehension and even musical preference to the scene of the accident?As a clinical/industrial psychologist working with fortune 500 companies to achieve cultural competence for the global market place, I recommend the use of this film (At The Second Traffic Light). It is excellent as a case study of workplace attitudes that effect productivity.”

Edwin J Nichols, Ph.D
Clinical/Industrial Psychologist

” …the filmmaker was able to show the complexities and absurdities of the stereotypes that consume most of our social interactions.  In the process, she (the filmmaker) challenges us to examine our own values and priorities. She also shares with us her belief that understanding our common destiny in this universe will eventually override our selfishness, ignorance, and bigoted ideas. ”

Mesfin Mulatu, Ph.D, MPH,
Research Psychologist

At The Second Traffic Light has been used for dialogue on diversity and/or used as a resource for training by the following institutions:

National Science Foundation
US Department of State
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Africa America Institute
The World Bank: Diversity Department
Academy for Educational Development
Fairfax County – Department of Family Services
Arlington Public Schools – Department of Student Services
Pfeiffer University
George Mason University: Multicultural Center
Johns Hopkins University: Center for Training and Education
Johns Hopkins University: Organizational Development & Diversity
George Washington University: Medical Faculty Division
Winthrop University
Sonoma State University
Northern Virginia Community College
University of Vermont: Office of Student Life
Kaleidoscope – Multicultural Civic Group – Mason District
Peace Lutheran Church (Alexandria, VA)
Annandale Interfaith Communities in Dialogue
Southwestern University
Catholic Diocese Of Charleston: Office of Ethnic Ministry
CJW Medical Center
Arlington Central Public Library
Arlington Government Reference Library
Corporation for National & Community Service: The Resource Center
The After School Institute
Arlington Diocese of Resettlement