1. Save The Farm


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    SAVE THE FARM tells the story of the largest urban farm in the United States, a 14-acre organic farm sitting right in the middle of South Central Los Angeles. Over 350 farmers cultivated this farm, which fed their families and community and created an urban oasis for more than 14 years. But when the city sells this public tract of land to a developer in a closed door session, activists and celebrities stage an 11th hour tree sit to try and save the farmers from eviction. Although this film depicts one local story, filmmaker Michael Kuehnert demonstrates that protecting green spaces and urban farming is a successful solution for local, affordable organic food in cities everywhere and an important building block for a sustainable future. For Physical DVD: http://store.cinemalibrestore.com/savethefarmdvd.html

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    • Shana Moulton & Nick Hallett Stage An Opera | "New York Close Up" | Art21


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      What is your tree? In this film, artist Shana Moulton and composer Nick Hallett collaborate on the opera "Whispering Pines 10"—rehearsing and performing this one-act production at the New Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the Rhizome "New Silent" series. The opera, directed by Elyse Singer, features additional performances from the soprano Daisy Press, voicing the subconscious thoughts of Moulton’s alter-ego Cynthia, and the vocalist Katie Eastburn who plays an environmental activist modeled after Julia “Butterfly” Hill, who famously lived for over two years in a 1,000-year-old California Redwood tree in order to protect it from being cut down. A new take on the operatic form of the monodrama or “mad scene,” the agoraphobic and hypochondriacal Cynthia struggles with her domestic interior—filled with kitschy New Age objects—turning to nature to discover that her life is boundless and full of magic. Drawing on the artist’s own biography for narrative inspiration, Moulton says “I’m presenting my own struggle, my own paranoia or neurosis...this personal, fallible point of view.” Staged in a multimedia virtual environment that compliments the dream-logic of the opera’s narrative, Moulton’s video imagery and wordless movements are synchronized with Hallett’s original score and libretto in a form of dynamic live animation. Originating at The Kitchen in 2010, "Whispering Pines 10" has toured to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, and The Andy Warhol Museum, among other venues. It is currently being developed as an Internet serial drama with support from Creative Capital. Shana Moulton (b. 1976, Oakhurst, California, USA) lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/shana-moulton/ CREDITS | "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar, Andrew David Watson, and Ava Wiland. Sound: Nicholas Lindner & Ava Wiland. Associate Producer: Ian Forster. Design: Crux Studio & Open. Artwork: Shana Moulton. Music & Lyrics: Nick Hallett. Thanks: Max Abeles, Shelley Burgon, Travis Chamberlain, Jeff Cook, Lauren Cornell, Duncan Cutler, Katie Eastburn, Experimental Television Center, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, Craig LeBlang, Bronk Monroe, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Daisy Press, Rhizome, Adam Rokhsar, Elyse Singer, and Joshua White. An Art21 Workshop Production. © Art21, Inc. 2014. All rights reserved. "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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      • Julia Butterfly Hill at Mount Mercy University


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        Julia Butterfly Hill visited Mount Mercy University on Earth Day 2013 and delivered an inspiring message about her life and commitment to making the Earth a better place.

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        • The Story of Julia Butterfly Hill


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          I edited this piece for ABC News, one of the stories in an hour long program broadcast on Earth Day (April 18) 2000. The show itself was called Global Warming 2000 and was hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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          • Executive Producer Julia Butterfly Hill on ABOVE ALL ELSE


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            Julia Butterfly Hill, Executive Producer of ABOVE ALL ELSE, speaks about the film and the importance of independent filmmaking. Visit www.aboveallelsefilm.com to learn more about ABOVE ALL ELSE, a documentary film directed by John Fiege. Please help us fund the film on Kickstarter: http://kck.st/13qylwh ABOVE ALL ELSE is an intimate portrait of a group of landowners and activists in East Texas who tried to stop construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is slated to carry tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast. Through their journeys, the film tells the story of how the battle over the Keystone XL pipeline has affected the larger fight against climate change. The film’s characters risk financial ruin, their personal safety, and their relationships with the people they hold most dear. Their stories become both an exploration of the human spirit and a window into how social change happens in America.

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            • LUNA The Stafford Giant redwood tree


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              Produced by James Ficklin and Penelope Andrews This is the story of the longest tree-sit in U.S. history and Julia Butterfly Hill. The Stafford Giant redwood tree, also called “Luna”, was discovered by Earth First! during the Fall ‘97 Headwaters Forest campaign. The Tree was blue-marked for cutting. In order to save it from the chainsaw, a nonstop tree occupation began. One extraordinary woman named Julia Butterfly has remained in the tree all year! Here’s the inside view of one of the most inspiring acts of civil-disobedience ever. 20 mins. LUNA - The Stafford Giant Tree-Sit won a prestigious award at the Okomedia International Festval of Ecological Films in Freiburg Germany on 10/10/99. The Hoimar von Ditfurth Prize for "the Best Journalistic Portrayal of Ecological Problems for Children and Young People" was presented to the director James Ficklin. He had been invited to Germany as a guest of the Okomedia Institute. LUNA is the story of Julia Butterfly's first 2 months of living in a giant ancient redwood tree to protect it from being cut down by Pacific Lumber Company, owned by Maxxam Corp. of Texas. James Ficklin³s other documentary Fire in the Eyes was also featured in the festival, and though it did not recieve an award, it was the subject of lively discussions as it shocked viewers from around the world with it³s images of police brutality on non-violent Earth First! activists in Humboldt County. The Okomedia (or Ecomedia) Festival brings together films and film-makers from around the world to take part in screenings, discussion panels and an awards competition. The Okomedia Institute also provides the oppurtunity for filmmakers, TV producers, distributors, journalists and educators, to network, socialize and engage in lively debate. Each film was followed by a question & answer period between the filmmakers and the audience. "I was honored to have both films included in the festival, and thrilled to recieve the award. Audiences were amazed to hear that Julia Butterfly has remained in the tree for nearly two years without coming down. They were equally amazed that our police can get away with such brutal behavior with impunity.” Said James Ficklin, Director. LUNA - The Stafford Giant Tree-Sit may now have a chance to be seen on National Television in China, a Chinese representative took home a video copy. The videos will also travel back to India for entry into 2 film festivals, including the Bombay Film Festival, one of the largest in Asia. James Ficklin was interviewed by an East German TV program and an Environmental TV show from Latvia. Clips from the two videos will be shown on those TV shows as well.

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              • JULIA HILL - A butterfly in the wetlands of Versilia


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                This interview was commissioned to WATERSTREET by "Friends of the Earth - Versilia" inside the international project called Zoumgest and it has been shot last June during a visit by Julia Butterfly Hill in the wetlands of our Versilia (in the northern part of Tuscany). We used a Nikon D7000 filming at 1080p. About Julia: for 738 days Julia lived upon an old redwood tree, called Luna, to tell us about the unacceptable crime against the ancient forests...

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                • Hempsters Clip 4


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                  Montage as Willie Nelson sings. HEMPSTERS is being released on DVD June 28. 2011.

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                    Gatewood Galbraith, politician from Kentucky, on distinction between hemp and marijuana. HEMPSTERS will be released on DVD June 28, 2011.

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                    • Hempsters Clip 3


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                      Julia Butterfly Hill, activist, explains her reasons for tree sit. HEMPSTERS will be released on DVD June 28, 2011.

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