1. Re-Inventing Democracy Through Participatory Budgeting


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    Participatory Budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. It gives ordinary people real power over real money, letting them work with government to make the budget decisions that affect their lives.

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    • What Happened To Bill


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      Ushered into the capital by the president, a congressional "Bill" finds himself disfigured and engorged by a contentious political process confounded by big money and special interests. A Nature Show Production Directed by Jane Pickett Produced by Andrew Lush, Jane Pickett, and Jonas Sacks Cinematography by Jonas Sacks Edited by Andrew Lush Production Design by Abra Brayman Costume Design by Leah Piehl Scenic Art by Champ Janeil Lim Music by E*Rock Cast in Alphabetical Order: Matthew Bamberg-Johnson Connor Barrett Mitchell Colley Megan Daalder Loren Fenton Laura Kachergus Sam Littlefield Paul Masterson Hilario Saavedro Justin Streichman Andrew Walke Anne Yatco Crew: Camera Operator... Dan Marks Camera Assistant... Lee Young 1st Assistant Director… Andrew Lush 2nd Assistant Director... Amy Searles Production Assistant... Jonathan Rauch Scenic Painter... Amanda Smith Carpenter... Liz Ngo Art Department Assistant... Rhea Tepp Art Department Assistant... Eduardo Consuegra Costume Assistant... Victoria Tam Costume Assistant... Amy Wolkins Make-Up and Hair... Megan Roberts Make-Up and Hair Assistant... Anna Brown Additional Sound… Nathan Ruyle Filmed at Civic Center Studios Additional Equipment provided by Wooden Nickel Lighting, Inc. natureshow.info

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      • SPIN


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        WE will figure it out ONE conversation at a time.

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        • Ask the Future


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          How can we all come together to strengthen American democracy? Thanks to the Looking@Democracy Digital Media Challenge, we're already doing it—coming together to look at democracy. Our short Ask the Future widens the circle by turning to the next-gen voter, too young to count but old enough to matter. She's already watching, listening, forming opinions. She thinks the system needs changing and makes a strong claim for the untapped political energy of youth. To strengthen American democracy, we will need her help. So we ask the future now. Materialistfriends is the partnership we formed for the Challenge, and filmmaking a first for all of us. Brian Collins comes from secondary school teaching, Courtney Cook writing and editing. Grace Collins, Ask the Future's next-gen voter, is 15 years old, lives in New Hampshire, and loves to sing. We've all enjoyed this project so much we're already planning another. Stay tuned for Too Big: How Not to Save the Planet.

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          • Democracy as the New Cause


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            What if democracy became the new cause? What if we championed democracy the same way we champion social causes we are passionate about? Graphics: opendept (http://graphicriver.net/item/retro-slides-powerpoint-template-widescreen/951486) Music: Seeing the Future - Dexter Britain (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/Seeing_The_Future)

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