Tales of a Life

Legacy Through Storytelling

Below are excerpts from Judy’s long career producing award-winning television, family video biographies, and thought-provoking documentary work.

Excerpt: A Tribute to Ann Earley

Shah Family Biography: Excerpt from Part One – Early Years in India

Were it not for her amazing work, we would likely have missed key milestones and stories that defined my parents’ journey and worldview. 
Paresh Shah

Excerpt from Musings of an Iraqi Patriot – a short documentary

Excerpt from an episode of Hospital – a documentary produced for the Discovery Channel

Shah Family Biography: Excerpt from Part Two – Life in America

Interview excerpts from Journey Towards Integration – a documentary project

Call Judy today at 919.606.4047 to discuss saving the life stories of you and your family as a video biography that can be enjoyed and passed on to future generations.

Musings of an Iraqi PatriotMUSINGS OF AN IRAQI PATRIOT

25-minute documentary film


Judy Van Wyk

Musings of an Iraqi Patriot traces one man’s journey from a life as an accomplished artist and journalist in Baghdad to that of a reluctant refugee in Burlington, North Carolina.

Forced to flee the ongoing violence in Iraq, Ahmed Fadaam knows he’s one of the lucky ones. Still, he’s haunted by the disintegration of his beloved homeland.

Eloquent and thoughtful, Ahmed gives voice to the millions of ordinary Iraqis whose lives have been irrevocably upended by more than a decade of war.


Click below to watch Musings of an Iraqi Patriot.

“Touching. Beautiful. Powerful.