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Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)

The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC), based in San Francisco, California, inspires social change by enabling the sharing of diverse stories through art, education and technology. BAVC manages San Francisco's public access television station, SF Commons, and numerous innovative adult and youth training programs.



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Dec 3, 2013
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Perfect Strangers is Jan Krawitz's 72-minute documentary exploring the continuum of altruism through organ donation. It follows the 4-year journey undertaken by Ellie, a spirited and guileless woman who, at the age of 48, decides to donate her kidney to a perfect stranger. Jan captures the thoughts and motivations behind Ellie, and others unlike Ellie, to find out what drives this character and theme. www.perfectstrangersmovie.com www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls highlights how the preference for sons in India, as well as the Indian Diaspora in North America, leads to intolerance for girls, manifesting itself in discrimination, sex-selection, violence and "femicide." Nyna Pais Caputi's documentary is already stirring social impact, spreading awareness, and acquiring donations, all goals of Nyna's. www.petalsinthedust.com www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Dec 2, 2013
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The Bay Area Video Coalition is launching a unique series of digital storytelling workshops that will increase low-income individuals' access to and engagement with digital media arts to create, tell and distribute their stories. The project is supported by a grant from  The James Irvine Foundation’s   Exploring Engagement Fund . The project will engage a broad audience by using a variety of platforms including public access television, exhibitions in non-traditional spaces and the...
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Dec 2, 2013
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Very Semi-Serious is an offbeat meditation on the transcendent power of humor, as seen through the iconic New Yorker cartoon. Leah Wolchok explores the modes of these mass-marketed funnies, as well as the hidden personalities behind it.   www.verysemiserious.com www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Eye, Camera is a feature documentary that follows artist Tanya Vlach, who after losing her left eye in a car accident, sets out to build a camera inside her prosthetic eye. "Vision" will be a companion transmedia project, addressing trends in the enhancement of human vision with the use of biotechnology. Jessica Jones and Brittney Shepherd explore questions and ethics surrounding human body enhancement through these two projects.   www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Out in America, a 60-minute documentary feature, follows an Iraqi refugee through his first tumultuous years in San Francisco. Jennifer Huang and Erin Palmquist grapple with their subject's willingness to bear all on camera, until crisis from home sparks a mental shift.   www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Adios Amor is a one-hour documentary about Maria Moreno, a migrant mother who sacrificed everything but her 12 kids to organize California's farmworkers 50 years ago. The film is the anchor for MiHistoria.net, a transmedia storytelling initiative that engages Latina/Chicanas in building an inclusive history of their lives. Laurie Coyle and Albertina Zarazúa Padilla are determined to keep intergenerational storytelling alive, both as a history, as well as a future.   www.mihistoria.net...
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Sep 30, 2013
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A New Color tells the story of acclaimed artist, activist, and educator, 74-year-old Edythe Boone, as she creates murals with underserved teen and elder communities, using the paintbrush as a tool to inspire self-empowerment and community action. Mo Morris looks to preserve the grace and goals of this Bay Area community leader.   www.facebook.com/anewcolorfilm www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Sep 30, 2013
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The 2013 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship program is designed to engage local mediamakers in a year-long series of opportunities that will support project development, with professional mentorship in multiplatform and transmedia storytelling through emerging technologies, strategic social media, marketing, fundraising, and distribution. The BAVC MediaMaker Fellows program builds an engaged local community of creative media artists from diverse fields, increases their capacity for project completion...
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Sep 30, 2013
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Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Sep 17, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Brad Lichtenstein (sponsored by ITVS) "What We Got" is billed as a “shared documentary/fiction mash-up about what belongs to all of us.” It is a multimedia project that includes a feature documentary/fiction hybrid movie (inspired by Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland) that tells the story of DJ Spooky's quest to discover the Commons. A social networking site and set of tools and widgets will invite the public to...
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Sep 17, 2013
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Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Aug 21, 2013
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MediaMaker fellow Charlotte Buchen discusses her project "Mix Tape Pakistan," a multi-platform project that aspires to engage Americans in another side of Pakistan with music, stories and song. For more information about the 2012 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship visit www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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The movie "The Way We Get By" deals with a lot of large issues, aging in America, military service, but manages to succeed as an intimate portrait of a group of senior citizens in Bangor Maine, who dedicate their lives to greet homecoming troops. Second Life reporter Draxtor Despres welcomes producer Gita Pullapilly to the virtual BAVC studio.Every year, SF based Bay Area Video Coalition brings filmmakers together with technologists to develop new media strategies for their projects...
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Jul 17, 2013
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An American Promise PROMISE TRACKER By Michele Stephenson and Joe Brewster with Ivory Toldson and Takaaki Okada NGO Partner: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation In 1999, filmmakers and parents Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson decided to turn the camera on themselves and their family to document the twelve year journey they take as their effort to provide the best education possible for their African American son, Idris. He along with his friend, Seun, start kindergarten together at a...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer: Damani Baker Team: Susan James, Lafiya Watson http://www.returnthefilm.com/INTERACTIVE.html "Return" is the story of two high-powered New Yorkers and an unexpected journey to Africa. It is a story of discovery: of the secrets of indigenous African medicine, of ancient practice, and traditional healing rituals. In their travels through Ghana, Senegal, Nigeria, and...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Producer/Director: Patrice O’Neal Team: Kate McLean, Ann Bennett http://theworkinggroup.org/index.html "Not in Our Town" (NIOT) is a national PBS series about American communities fighting hate crime. It is a documentary series as well as a campaign that combines public television broadcasts with grassroots events, educational outreach and online activities to help communities battling hate to talk to — and learn from — each other. At the Producers Institute, Patrice O’ Neill,...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Producer/Director: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor Team: Hannah Siddiqi, Abdur Raheem Hernandez "The New Muslim Cool" is a CPB-funded documentary about Muslim youth culture in America. Offering an open dialogue about faith, pluralism and the future of Islam in the West, The New Muslim Cool will give viewers an intimate glimpse of life in one of America's most rapidly growing and least-understood communities as it comes of age. The film follows four members of a struggling young Muslim...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Project Producer: Phillip Daniels Team: Alex Shuper, Ritesh Ramesh "Mind Games" is a documentary about the history and culture of video games - it explores the legacy of video games & their emergence as the first new art form of the 21st century. The doc also delves into the character of pro gamers, game designers, celebrity gamers, and the fastest growing group of new...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Producer/Director: Nonny de la Pena Team: Peggy Weil "Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties," a film by Nonny de la Pena, details the shocking way that the civil liberties of American citizens and immigrants alike have been infringed upon, curtailed and rolled back since 9/11 and the USA Patriot Act.Unconstitutional makes the case for the careful interpretation of Constitutional law, exploring rising opposition to Patriot Act abuses while exposing how many of our freedoms...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) PRODUCER/DIRECTOR Virginia Williams Team: Steve Armstrong http://www.womenrule.tv/ In "Frontrunner," Emmy-award winning documentary producer Virginia Williams tells the story of Dr. Massouda Jalal, Afghanistan's only woman candidate for President in their first-ever democratic election. At the Producers Institute, Virginia developed the Women Who Rule website – an...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer/Directors: Renee Tajima Pena, Evangeline Griego "Calavera Highway" is a film slated for POV in 2008. The documentary traces the odyssey of brothers Armando and Carlos Pena as they carry their mother's ashes back home to South Texas. It is a story of immigrants, identity, and family. At the Producers Insititute, producer/directors Renee Tajima Pena and Evangeline...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer/Director: Alex Beckstead Co-Producer: Clark Caldwell "Paperback Dreams" is an ITVS/KQED project funded through the LINCS program. "Paperback Dreams" tells the story of the rise and fall of independent bookstores through the story of Andy Ross, co-owner and cofounder of the landmark Cody’s Books in Berkeley. The film documents the struggle of independent...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Video from BAVC's 2007 Producers Institute for New Media Technologies. (http://www.bavc.org/producersinstitute) Producer/Director: OPB, Sam Ward Team: Sean Hutchinson, Heather Young http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/amerhistory/interactives/ "America's History in the Making" is a 22-part series produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting. It examines the lives of some well-known, and many lesser-known heroes in the sweep of American history. Their rich biographies provide the backdrop...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Marlene Velasco-Begue Monica is a twenty-year old pregnant gang member from San Salvador who went to prison for murdering a girl from another gang. Hers is only one of many stories explored in this documentary/new media project about gang life, violence and intercultural identity. "Parallel Stories" will allow a global audience of at-risk young people to engage in a dialogue across borders and languages. At the...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute by Daniel Grossman Turning Up the Heat is an independent radio documentary and multimedia project to raise public awareness about the human impacts of global warming. It is collaboration between Daniel Grossman and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. There will be a series of radio features produced for Public Radio International's show “The World” along with an interactive website. The Institute project will be the “proof-of-concept”...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Melissa Regan "No Dumb Questions" is a short documentary about three sisters whose Uncle Bill becomes their Aunt Barbara. An HBO film, it won awards at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001 and currently has national educational distribution. For the Institute, director Melissa Regan proposes an interactive platform to create a new model for learning and storytelling online. It will be a moderated user-generated content...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Joe Rubin With "iWitness," Frontline/World hopes to bring a greater number of unheard voices from around the world to the web & other platforms. More in tune with the Facebook/YouTube generation, “iWitness will encourage voices from beyond the mainstream, through video dispatches, web cam and phone interviews.” This project, currently in development, brings content like experimental web chat with Pakistani...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Paco de Onis The ICC is the first permanent international tribunal set up to try individuals for crimes against humanity. The Reckoning is a documentary about the critical early years of the ICC as it issues arrest warrants in Uganda and puts two Congolese warlords on trial and shakes up the Colombian justice system. Through the Institute, the team will develop a social network, a casual game application for educational...
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Jul 11, 2013
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A project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute Project Director: Susana Ruiz (lead developer of Darfur Is Dying, MTV's refugee game-for-change) This game seeks to illuminate the flawed nature of the American prison system and the irreversible nature of the death penalty. It is based on an ongoing documentary project about six Kentuckians sentenced to life in prison as teenagers. The goal of the interactive project is to offer a range of perspectives and foster discourse about the complex and...
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Jul 11, 2013
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A project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute. Project Director: Thomas Allen Harris (NBPC) This project is based on Through A Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People, a two-hour broadcast documentary that explores how African American communities have used the medium of photography to construct political, aesthetic, and cultural representations of themselves and their world. At the Institute, the team is looking to refine a “new model for interactive filmmaking”...
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Jul 11, 2013
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A project from the 2008 BAVC Producers Institute. Project Director: Deann Liem (sponsored by Sundance Documentary Institute) "AdoptLink" is envisioned as an online space for Korean adoptees worldwide, and is a companion project to the documentary Precious Objects of Desire; a follow-up to Ms. Liem's award-winning First Person Plural, a documentary about Ms. Liem struggle with identity when she was adopted by an American family. The site will enable Korean adoptees from around the...
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Jul 11, 2013
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At the 2009 Producers Institute, BAVC invited Lynette Wallworth to come as a mentor in storytelling, interactive installation technologies and emerging media platforms. She gave a presentation that rocked the foundation of many of the producers, and led their creative development in entirely new directions. Entitled Empathy and Empowerment in Interactive Storytelling, Lynette led a rapt room of filmmakers, interaction designers, web developers, and public broadcasters through the trajectory of...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Austrialian artist Lynette Wallworth was a mentor at the Producer Institute this year at BAVC in San Francisco. Her installations utilize technology to amplify and celebrate the human spirit. During the course of these intense 10 days, she engaged with filmmakers and technologists in fruitful collaboration and also entered Second Life for the first time. Certainly Draxtor Despres had to sit down with Lynette's avatar alter-ego Rasaa Mistwalker and chat a little about physical versus simulated...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Wendy Levy from SF based Bay Area Video Coalition is at the helm of the annual Producer's Institute, which brings filmmakers together with technologists to develop new media strategies for their projects. Centered around social and human rights issues, the film projects touch on subjects from healthcare crises to sex trafficking. Draxtor Despres worked around the clock on bringing SL as a possible place to engage to this diverse crowd. A series of interviews starts off with this chat with...
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Jul 11, 2013
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Every year, SF based Bay Area Video Coalition brings filmmakers together with technologists to develop new media strategies for their projects at the annual Producer's Institute. Draxtor Despres had the chance to talk to Spanish-American documentarian Chelo Alvarez-Stehle about her project on sex-trafficking, called "Sands Of Silence", which will be accompanied by a flash-based game.
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Jul 10, 2013
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Gita Pullapilly http://www.thewaywegetbymovie.com The Way We Get By is an intimate story of three senior citizens in America as they struggle with growing old and rediscovering their reasons for living. Dedicating their lives to greeting almost 800,000 troops at a tiny airport in Maine, Bill Knight, Joan Gaudet, and Jerry Mundy find the strength to overcome their personal battles and demonstrate the meaning of community during a time of...
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Jul 10, 2013
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Peter Nicks http://www.documentfilms.net/Hope_and_High_Water.html More than one third of all Americans have no health insurance. And as more Americans lose their jobs, public hospitals are experiencing an increase in people seeking care. The Waiting Room is a documentary about a young band of public health executives at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, persevering despite daunting systemic and financial obstacles. At the...
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Jul 10, 2013
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Marc Boothe The Elders Project is a major cross-media project from B3Media in the UK that will engage inter-generational participants using a combination of photography, oral history, video, spoken word, text and interactive digital platforms to document and preserve the untold stories of the first generation of African-Caribbean settlers who came to Britain in the early 50's. The Elders Project will provide a voice to under-represented...
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Chelo Alvarez-Stehle http://www.sosdocumentary.org SANDS_OF_SILENCE.html In the documentary Sands of Silence, we learn some gruesome facts: there are 27 million slaves in the world today; and human trafficking is a global business that yields $9 billion annually. Every year in the United States, 18,000 women and children are trafficked and turned into sex slaves. Rooted on the filmmaker's own experience of seeing her sister being taken...
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Jul 10, 2013
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Connie Field http://www.clarityfilms.org/joburg/story4.html Have You Heard From Johannesburg (HYHJ) is a new a six-part documentary series that tells the story of the global movement that took on South Africa's apartheid regime and reveals how everyday people helped bring one of the most brutally repressive political systems in the world to its knees. Pulling together the many threads of this global story for the first time in any...
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Jennifer Gilomen & Sally Rubin http://deepdownfilm.org To keep up with our increasing demand for energy, humankind is mining the earth for natural resources and putting communities worldwide at risk. Through an intimate, human story, the documentary Deep Down tells the story of a town deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, where coal is king. Through an integrated media campaign that includes a podcast series...
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Jul 10, 2013
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A 2009 BAVC Producers Institute Project Project Director: Alejandro de Onis In the documentary American Meat, producer (Alejandro de Onis) and director (Graham Meriwether) explore the impact of the recent economic downturn on industrial agriculture, and how one farmer in Virginia, Joel Salatin, is leading a small but growing group of farmers who are looking to expand the influence of local small-scale farms. The film explores how the agricultural industry has brutalized the food production...
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Jul 10, 2013
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Can augmented reality help protect endangered lands? Losing Sacred Ground is a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of indigenous people resisting the destruction of their culture and natural habitats, giving voice to native people on five continents building a land rights movement to protect sacred sites, traditional ways of life and spiritual practices. Listen to Finding Sacred Grounds on PRX.
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What if children led the public health campaigns in India? The Revolutionary Optimists is a Stories of Change documentary about Amlan Ganguly, a lawyer-turned social entrepreneur who has made a significant impact in the poorest neighborhoods of Calcutta by empowering children to become change agents. Using street theater and dance as their weapons, the children have cut malaria rates in half, and turned garbage dumps into playing fields. Now, Amlan is attempting to take his work into the...
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Jul 10, 2013
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What if kids used cell phones to write poetry? Roland Leguirdi-Laura's film To Be Heard is the story of a group of high school students from the South Bronx who use poetry to transform their lives and the world around them. The core assumption of the documentary is that mastery of language - reading, writing and public speaking - is essential to living an empowered and engaged life. Listen to Power Poetry on PRX.
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Jul 10, 2013
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Can a film tip the scales of justice in Guatemala? Pamela Yate's documentary Granito is a sequel to When the Mountains Tremble. The generals of the brutal military dictatorship in Guatemala that appear in When the Mountains Tremble are now being charged with genocide for their role in the deaths of 200,000 mostly Mayan peasants. Yates was asked to go back into all her outtakes from the previous film to be used as forensic evidence in the criminal case against the generals. An epic investigative...
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Jul 10, 2013
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Can a game create community between Americans and Iraqis? The US war in Iraq has displaced 5,000,000 Iraqis worldwide. Jehan Harney's film Dream of America reveals the unfolding Iraqi refugee crisis in the U.S. through the lives of two Iraqis who risked everything to support the US mission. Listen to Hela, Hello! on PRX.
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How can we use technology to bring peace to the Middle East? Budrus is a documentary about a successful Palestinian-led nonviolent resistance movement. Ayed Morrar, a Palestinian community organizer, unites all Palestinian political factions and Israelis, waging an unarmed struggle to save his village from destruction by Israel's Separation Barrier. Victory seems improbable until his 15-year-old daughter launches a women's contingent that moves to the front lines. They save the village, and...
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Who are the real people restoring the Gulf Coast? Bridge the Gulf is a storytelling initiative promoting cultural survival, environmental justice and sustainable development in Gulf Coast communities. Filmmaker Leah Mahan and local activists discuss her documentary Turkey Creek and the new interactive tools, maps, and digital community storytelling platform they are developing to connect organizations working on post-Katrina, post-BP, renewal efforts in the Gulf. Listen to Bridge the Gulf on...
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Can a virtual world help us heal the legacy of racial violence in America? For almost a century until the mid-1960s, tens of thousands of ordinary people attended the lynchings of more than 4,000 African Americans in the United States. As a native Southerner and African American woman who grew up in a community her family helped to integrate, director Jacqueline Olive brings a unique insight into the complexities of race that evolved out of the collective silence of her hometown in Mississippi....
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Dear Mandela STANDING OUR GROUND By Christopher Nizza and Dara Kell with Chris Caruso and Tony Walsh NGO Partner: The Poverty Initiative When the South African government tries to ‘eradicate the slums’ by evicting thousands of shack dwellers from their homes, three young friends who live in Durban’s vast shantytowns refuse to be moved. Dear Mandela follows them from their shacks to the highest court in the land as they invoke Nelson Mandela’s example and become leaders in an inspiring...
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The Truth Will Set You Free OUTSPOKEN By Macky Alston with Sandy Itkoff, Jeannine Caunt, and Susan Reed NGO Partner: Auburn Theological Seminary, Human Rights Commission The Truth Will Set You Free focuses on Bishop Gene Robinson and a host of others whose lives hang in the balance of the church/state battles for LGBT equality. Gene is the first openly gay partnered person to be consecrated a bishop in the three largest high church traditions of Christendom (Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and...
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Cooked I LIVE HERE By Judith Helfand with David Cohen, Orrin Williams with Yuko Uchikawa NGO Partner: Center for Urban Transformation Cooked, a feature documentary film and engagement campaign, uses the 1995 Chicago heat wave to explore the politics of disaster. Peabody award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand takes the story from Chicago, 1995, when 739 people died in a single week, most of them poor, elderly and/or African American -- to the present and into the new world of disaster...
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Lasting Scars BROOKLYN, THE GAME By Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean with Fivel Rothberg, Laurie Sumiye and Alyssa Katz NGO Partner: Pratt Center for Community Development Lasting Scars is about the largely invisible way that private economic elites are reshaping cities along lines of race and class in the 21st century. The story is told through the eyes of Director Kelly Anderson who, despite her white “gentrifier” status, finds herself increasingly unable to afford the Brooklyn...
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Lasting Scars BROOKLYN, THE GAME By Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean with Fivel Rothberg, Laurie Sumiye and Alyssa Katz NGO Partner: Pratt Center for Community Development Lasting Scars is about the largely invisible way that private economic elites are reshaping cities along lines of race and class in the 21st century. The story is told through the eyes of Director Kelly Anderson who, despite her white “gentrifier” status, finds herself increasingly unable to afford the Brooklyn...
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br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} MediaMaker fellow Dawn Valadez discusses her project "Turn It Around, is a transmedia documentary about a diverse group of youth, from gang impacted communities, making a new place for themselves in higher education. For more information about the 2012 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship visit www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} MediaMaker fellow John Leaños discusses his project "Frontera!," a series of three documentary animations tracing alternative histories of the US-Mexico borderlands through the lens of Indigenous and Latino Americans. For more information about the 2012 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship visit www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Jul 9, 2013
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Documentary Film: @home is a journey into “new” American homelessness through the eyes of Mark Horvath. Once a homeless addict, and now devoted crusader for this cause, Mark uses raw interviews with the homeless and social media to raise awareness and smash stereotypes on invisiblepeople.tv. Mark also struggles to keep himself from sinking back into homelessness as he battles to pull America back from the cataclysmic spread of homelessness on our horizon. By giving voice to the “invisible...
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Documentary Film: At the heart of Immigrant Nation is a simple premise: nearly every person in the U.S. has an immigration journey, be it their own or the voyage of a relative in the past. As the hot-button topic of immigration divides communities across the country, our shared history has the potential to create commonality between recent immigrants and those whose families have lived in the U.S. for generations. Transmedia Project: Immigrant Nation uses personal narratives to humanize...
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Documentary Film: Land of Opportunity, a feature length documentary, tracks the reconstruction of New Orleans post-Katrina and a diverse set of people: “What do we want our cities to look like, and what can we do to make that vision a reality?” Transmedia Project: The Land of Opportunity Interactive Video Experience will use content from the Land of Opportunity documentary as a prototype for using interactive video to engage a variety of constituencies: urban equity advocates, educators,...
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Documentary Film: Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film seeks to inspire women and girls to study the example set by heroic women and to recognize, develop, identify and harness their own innate strengths and powers. Transmedia Project: Wonder City is a game designed to appeal to a broad audience, and will be suitable for tweens, teens and adults....
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MediaMaker fellow Charlotte Buchen discusses her project "Mix Tape Pakistan," a multi-platform project that aspires to engage Americans in another side of Pakistan with music, stories and song. For more information about the 2012 BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship visit www.bavc.org/mediamaker
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Documentary Film: Mad!: Howard Jarvis and the Birth of the Tax Revolt Jason Cohn is the Peabody-Award-winning director and producer of Eames: The Architect and the Painter. He follows up with a California-based story about bottom up government. The documentary unfolds as a tightly-drawn campaign narrative featuring a small cast of colorful characters, including the profane septuagenarian, Jarvis, and the young bachelor governor, Jerry Brown, who faced off in the most significant issue...
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Living Condition a is a cross platform animated documentary that tells the stories of three families living with a relative condemned to execution. Each family bears witness to highly politicized events told in their own words, revealing a perspective rarely heard. These testimonies exist in multiple states: as pure fact, unreliable evidence, eroded memories, pleas, defenses, traumatic re-visitations and apologies. The animation blends hand-drawn talking heads with imaginary landscapes of...
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During WWI and WWII Americans grew food in backyards, on balconies, in parks, wherever they could. At their peak, these gardeners yielded 40% of the produce consumed in the US. The government encouraged localized food production to conserve scarce fuel and labor. Today, citizens across the country are reviving the spirit of these gardens, but this time they face many obstacles and little support. From the Ground Up is an upbeat documentary project about gardeners in three municipalities: San...
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Bloggers, Tweeters, and Facebook users around the world are jailed for their pro-democracy activism, yet barely half the eligible voters in the U.S. cast a ballot in our last presidential election. Yet, online in America, a different story appears to be unfolding, as cell phones, laptops, and an ever-expanding social media toolkit shift the power dynamic between citizens, media, and politicians. Through the stories of ground level activists, American Spring asks: are the 21st century...
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