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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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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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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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Benjamin Creme's talk covers these topics : Competition and Individuality, Cause and Effect, Harmlessness, Social Justice, Group Consciousness
Benjamin Creme's talk covers these topics: Trust, and Complacency, Creativity, Money, and Sharing, Capitalism and Socialism, Capitalism, Socialism, and Basic Human Rights
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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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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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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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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....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...