1. Miguel and a changing environment


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    While looking at some of these issues in El Salvador, I met a farmer, Miguel. He had fought in the CIA funded Salvadoran Civil War (1979–1992) and had finally settled, as did so many of the exhausted FLMN fighters, in the Lower Lempa Valley in the south of the country. These are strong people, not just physically but psychologically. People who understand more than they are told. People who still thrive in communities that continue to sustain some kind of cultural identity. Miguel was not to be the subject of the commissioned film, he was not a full time farmer, and his philosophy too raw for certain audiences. Being a very opinionated and passionate man, he wanted to talk, he wanted to sing, and he wanted to tell the world that although he may not be a scientist, he knew what was happening to his environment, our environment, and who was to blame. So I filmed him and said I would make a small film to help him communicate with some of the 7 billion people on this planet. This is Miguel’s film. With thanks to Miguel and his family and the community of the Lower Lempa, El Salvador. Music by Proyección Activa. Ariel footage thanks to the wonderful flying skills of Robert Hendrix and his micro-lite in California. http://www.sportpilottrainingcenter.com Field translations by Cristina Alonso ~ cristina669@hotmail.com For more information please visit CESTA ~ http://www.cesta-foe.org.sv/ FoEI ~ http://www.foei.org/

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                    • Imagine Denver 2020


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                      ImagineDenver2020.org. At the heart of a great city is art and that art is defined in hundreds of different ways. In Denver, a big-selling band at Red Rocks is as relevant as a trio at a bar on South Broadway. A small gallery in a neighborhood arts district is as charming as the Blue Mustang or a major museum exhibit. Small nonprofit writing programs complement many of the city’s renowned bookstores. And, the stage at a community festival is as thrilling as a Broadway show at the Buell Theatre or Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The business of arts, culture and creativity helps define a city, too. Dollars spent in record stores, galleries, filmmaking, fashion production and restaurants all point to an appreciation of human creativity. Simply put, support for arts in many forms help support a city’s quality of life. The Imagine 2020 project is a survey and development effort designed to give Denver a renewed sense of direction in the promotion of arts, culture and creativity. It is a collaborative effort that seeks to engage all citizens. By documenting the thoughts and input of Denverites, Imagine 2020 will inform an effort to provide resources and collaborative efforts to support arts and culture in our city. A cultural plan like Imagine 2020 hasn’t been done in Denver since 1989. That plan resulted in a number of long-term changes that have benefited the arts. Establishment of a citywide office overseeing cultural efforts and increased financial, policy and program support for arts all came from the 1989 plan. Imagine 2020 is designed to build on earlier successes and re-imagine this important part of Denver life. A six-month study period will be followed by an evolving, multiyear program to engage citizens, build creative economies and provide an appreciation for the creative works around us.

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