Displaced Yankee Productions was founded by Executive Producer/Director Heather E Connell
Connell was born and raised in Massachusetts where she studied screenwriting and theatre arts at Salem State College. In 2001, she
relocated to Los Angeles and founded Displaced Yankee Productions, as a platform for raising social awareness and activism through
entertainment. After making two short films, Choosing Your Course
(2002) and Black and White
(2004), Heather produced and directed her first feature, the Award Winning documentary Small Voices: The Stories of
In Small Voices
, the struggles of the street and garbage dump children of Cambodia are examined
through the personal stories of five children and their journey toward education.
As a result of her travels during the production of Small Voices
decided to build a non-profit medical outreach program for disabled children in Cambodia called "Safe Haven". Heather and the other prominent philanthropists and medical professionals are seeking more funding
for the outreach program.
In 2002 during a visit to the Dachau concentration camp in Germany, Connell first became away of the use of the classification chart. After seeing the various different symbols used to classify prisoners, she realized she had no idea who these other persecuted groups were or why they were targeted.
Five million murdered. From a historical and educational perspective, she wanted to bring their voices to life before there were no longer any survivors left to share their stories. From this moment, the documentary Forget Us Not
Forget Us Not will be released in 2013.