“The Prison Within”: The Hurt People. Hurt Other People — Empathy Can Safe Lives And Heal Communities

By Sanyukta Thakare The Prison Within is about taking a long and hard look at yourself and separating you from your actions to gain and better perspective and take on responsibility. The documentary explores the destructive impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners…

PBS Television Series POV Announces Historic 33rd Season, Spotlighting Community Activists and Essential Workers Around The World

    Critically acclaimed films tackle social issues, from economic inequity to voter suppression: 80 percent directed by women and two thirds by filmmakers of color. America’s longest-running documentary series premieres July 20 on PBS with Linda Goldstein Knowlton’s We Are The Radical Monarchs—free educational resources for every film   POV’s 33rd season premieres on…

The Creative Vision Of EarthxFilm For The Earth Everyday

Environmentally-focused film festival announces lineup of Films, Panels, Music, Dance, and XR Programming   EarthxFilm, one of the largest environmental film festivals in the U.S., and EarthXR, the interactive branch of the film festival, have unveiled their lineups of virtual programming celebrating the landmark 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Kicking off with the pre-festival Music…

Virus Silencer

By Stephan Pisko The Chinese doctor (Li Wenliang) that leaked the coronavirus data logically knew more about where and how the virus actually originated this is what China’s Governmental powers were afraid of so the “doctor had to die”. He apparently contacted the virus that was a “natural trail” so his demise would probably just…

Alcoholics and Drug Addicts

By Stephan Pisko It used to be that alcoholics’ and drug addicts’ were the “losers’ of society,” but not so within this time and environment they have come into “age” as the redefined “masters’ of the universe” the Nostradamus of this demented controlled setup society they drink and do their drugs because they have seen…

2020 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES AWARD WINNERS

  Murmur receives Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize while Higher Love takes Documentary Prize.  Audience Awards given to narrative feature Residue and documentary feature Bastards’ Road Shoot to Marry takes home Best of Breakouts Audience Award Carlota Pereda, director of Piggy, receives AGBO Fellowship, presented by Slamdance alumni Joe and Anthony Russo   The 26th…

Blooming While Practicing Zero Waste

By Jannie Vaught In this article, you will read about gardening, plants, seeds and such but today I would like to venture into another subject that is keeping me and many of us in small towns from “Blooming” and it is the closing of our much-needed recycling areas. Ours closed and now I am overwhelmed…

An interview with “TRIBES” Director Nino Aldi, Producer/Actor DeStorm (day-storm) Power and Producer/Actor Jake Hunter

By: Vernon Nickerson Edited by: Christopher Roberts “Tribes” is a tremendously poignant and thought provoking film. With a rich textured story “Tribes” paints a picture of humanities complicated identity. It is the consequential poem of our times. Tribes” will be a featured short at the 2020 Santa Barbara Film Festival and The Art Of Monteque…