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Rescuers and collectives and documentaries

All of these wonderful, worthy people and groups are seeking contributions. Please check them out and consider passing them on – thanks! Browncoat Cat Rescue, cat rescuer Jasmin Singer of Our Hen House, an activist and media producer The Riseup Collective, technology collective She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a documentary

Video for Earthdance Ithaca 2012

In September, I had the pleasure of attending Earthdance Ithaca and making a video of the event’s highlights. Despite the rain, it was pretty magical and full of amazing performances and workshops. The video includes highlights from the opening address by famed local activist Dorothy Cotton and the Global Peace Prayer, which united people around […]

Buckminster, you make my life so much Fuller!

On Saturday, September 29th, Ari and I had the pleasure of attending a “live documentary” at Cornell Cinema called the The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller. With live commentary by director Sam Green and featuring a score performed live by Yo La Tengo, we were amazed that the tickets were only $20. We’ve been […]

I Won the Share or Die Storytelling Contest!

Shareable is a really great website focused on all things sharing. I’ve contributed photos to their site in the past and wrote an article for them on how to organize a community swap meet. So when they announced the “Share or Die” storytelling contest, I was psyched to participate. I made a short video about […]

A Mysterious Documentary about a Mystery

The other day I happened on Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, a documentary about some mysterious tiles. It’s captivating, and touching, and intriguing. And that’s all I’m going to say, because what I enjoyed most about this film was the suspense of not knowing what was coming – I wouldn’t even watch […]

For Barter or Worse: Please vote for my video about sharing!

One of my favorite sites, Shareable, is hosting a contest for stories about sharing. My submission to Share or Die is a 5-minute video about our experiences with sharing and bartering in Ithaca, through our business and through the groups Ithaca Freeskool and Share Tompkins. I hope you’ll watch my video and log-in to vote. […]

Bill McKibbin Likes Our Movie!

Not to gush too much, but we’re pretty excited that renowned environmental author and activist Bill McKibbin has endorsed Empowered: Power from the People, our documentary about people who are taking their energy needs into their own hands. “Empowered is a remarkable ground-up account of the revolution that’s really starting to alter things on this […]

We’re in the Ithaca Times!

Since moving to Ithaca in 2008, it’s been a dream of mine to be in the Ithaca Times, our local weekly paper, and this week it happened! There’s a full-page piece about our documentary Empowered: Power from the People with quite a bit of back story about my prior filmmaking experience and why Ithaca is […]

Shirari Peace and Love Podcast #7: May Day 2012

In honor of International Workers Day and the Mayan calendar, we offer a 7th installment of Shirari’s Peace and Love Podcast. (Our last episode was way back in February 2009!) Listen for an update on our lives, our perspective on Occupy and 2012 and the idea of apocalypse, activist resources and tips, and a general […]

The Most Astounding Fact (Neil DeGrasse Tyson)

I ♥ science! And Neil DeGrasse Tyson!

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