Wow, Earth Week was an amazing week for transformational media! There were over 1000 community/home screenings of Do The Math, 350.orgs hot new film showing the...
If you go to foreign films, if you go to documentaries, if you go to independent films, if you go to good films, you will become a better person because you will unde...
With spring around the corner, we are turning over to a new season of important film festivals to attend. Scattered across the nation, are a plethora of festivals to ...
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.
This week in transformational media: The awards season begins and film festivals featuring films for social change are in high gear. The documentary list for the Oscars was announced last week, and this week I will be traveling to Los Angeles for the Artivist Film Festival, the Academy of and the International Documentary Associations Awards. Back in the Bay area Tom Shadyac (director of Ace Ventura and Bruce Almighty) joins long time friend and change agent Marc Ian Barasch in presenting Tom's new film "I AM" at the International Buddhist Film Festival.
The International Documentary Association Awards were presented Dec 3rd at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles. The ceremony was hosted by Morgan Spurlock.
"Waste Land", a film about the world’s largest trash dump in Rio de Janeiro, as seen through the eyes of an artist, took top honors. Lucy Walker's film also received the IDA's Pare Lorentz Award. ("Waste Land" is also being considered for an Academy Award in the Feature Documentary category.)
On November 11th, Working Films, Chicken & Egg Pictures and The Fledgling Fund screened The Fence (La Barda) for November’s Story Leads to Action. Natalie Difford of Chicken & Egg gives us some highlights on how activism and art are working together:
A new HBO film by Rory Kennedy, The Fence (La Barda), was screened and followed by an invigorating discussion with guest panelists Andre Segura, Staff Attorney, Immigrants’ Rights Project, The American Civil Liberties Union and Christina Baal, LMSW, Immigration Advocacy Field Coordinator, The New York Immigration Coalition and the audience members, moderated by Judith Helfand. Viewers came together with strategic advocates and educators to brainstorm and “design” on-the-spot community/audience engagement strategies for the films.
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.
With your help a 30-second ad will air on national television, targeting an estimated 2 million viewers of A&E's popular show about stuff, "Hoarders." The airtime for this ad will be purchased as the $3,000 was funded by your efforts. Over 12 million people have already seen Annie Leonard's video about the materials economy. However, millions still haven't heard the message. Now, with your help they will!
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