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Miss Representation

Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news, and entertainment to give us an inside look at the media’s message. Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that women’s primary value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality—not in their capacity as leaders.

Today At Sundance

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Today at 5:00 pm EST The Power of Story: How Docs Changed Time

Over the course of the independent film movement, there’s been a major transformation in the landscape of nonfiction filmmaking. We’ve seen the role documentary work can play: from changing societies and communicating diverse human experiences to addressing political and social issues and entertaining audiences with extraordinary and inspiring stories. Meet three figures who have been at the center of changing the face of documentary film, expanding its audience, and redefining its impact.

Nick Fraser has worked as a reporter and television producer and has been the commissioning editor of BBC's Storyville since it started in 1997. Storyville films have won more than two hundred awards, including several Academy Awards, Griersons, Emmys, and Peabodys as well as a Sundance Jury Prize.

Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films, is a highly regarded producer credited with nearly one thousand documentary films, which have earned numerous Academy Awards, Emmys, Peabodys, and, most recently, a DGA Honor. During her long tenure at HBO, Nevins has cultivated many new talents and set the standard for cutting-edge documentaries.

Soledad O’Brien (moderator) is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN and has reported breaking news from around the globe in addition to producing award-winning, critically acclaimed documentary films.

Robert Redford is recognized the world over for the roles he has played and the projects he has directed or produced throughout a distinguished stage and film career. He is an environmentalist and advocate for social responsibility and political involvement and has nurtured countless innovative voices through his nonprofit Sundance Institute and Film Festival.

The Last Mountain

In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.

Pledge Nonviolence

Keith Olberman's eloquent call all politicians, commentators, and activists to pledge that "Violence, or the threat of violence has no place in our democracy"



Sundance Starts

The annual Sundance Film Festival starts this week. The lineup of films selected to screen in the U.S. and World Cinema Dramatic and Documentary Competitions for 2011 have been announced Sundance Institute. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival runs January 20-30 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

Artivist Film Festival

The Artivist Collective is pleased to announce the slate for this year's Artivist Film Festival, which takes place August 18-20 at the historic Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, screening independent, narratives, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films from around the globe. The festival concludes on with The 2011 Artivist Awards and the winning films of this year’s festival.

Study: Gore's Movie Had an Impact on Viewers

Grant Jacobsen, a professor at the University of California-Santa Barbara has released a paper examining the relationship between climate change awareness and house-hold behavior by testing whether Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth caused an increase in the purchase of voluntary carbon offsets.  This research has implications for how information campaigns affect the behavior of households.

HRH Prince Charles Living in "Harmony" Now Available

Harmony is inspired by HRH The Prince of Wales and captures on film in a way we’ve never seen before, an authentic leader on critical global issues. For the better part of three decades,The Prince of Wales has worked side by side with a surprising and dynamic array of environmental activists, business leaders, artists, architects and government leaders.

The Power of Song

Folk musician and controversial activist Pete Seeger went from Harvard to the top of the music charts to the McCarthy black list to protesting for civil rights, disarmament, and currently, at age 91, the environment. Filmmaker Jim brown deftly crafts his biopic from archival footage of Seeger’s performances (“Turn, Turn, Turn,” “If I Had a Hammer”),

Green Tea with Marilee Presents Carolyn Myss

The "Green Tea with Marilee" Show presents natural health tips, product reviews, and interviews with alternative health and holistic nutrition experts.

Today's Show: "Defy Gravity: How to Navigate through the Challenges of Life"
with Caroline Myss, PhD.
Caroline Myss is a world-renowned intuitive and respected lecturer in the field of health, intuition and contemporary spirituality.

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  • The Pachamama Alliance

    The Pachamama Alliance The Pachamama Alliance is based on the recognition that those of us in the modern world share a deep connection with the people who call the rainforest their home-each of us having a critical stake in the health and well…