1. REAL CHANGE - vimeo staff pick

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    Life in tent encampments, vehicles, motels, and storage units - REAL CHANGE focuses on four men who sell Real Change News, a street newspaper in Seattle. Follow ROBERT, GEORGE, DANIEL, and BUDDY as they navigate the less visible side of homelessness in America. Despite their struggles, they persevere. Each sells newspapers to get by. Director / Cinematographer Adam Michael Becker Editor Jared Richard Music Composers Aron Forbes Chris Spilfogel Producer Alex Becker Cast (Subjects) Buddy McArdle Daniel Anderson George Sidwell Robert Bennett -AWARDS- *BEST DOCUMENTARY @ NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT @ DIY FILM FESTIVAL *BRONZE JURY PRIZE @ SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE *BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY @ LA ART HOUSE *3rd PLACE AWARD from Jail Education Solutions @ CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE *NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY @MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL *VIMEO STAFF PICK -REVIEWS- “Poignant and Disturbing” “Living the American Nightmare” -Phil Hall, Film Threat “What was so interesting about this film were the shots…” -Kelly Bader, SBCC Film Reviews -LINKS- Watch the trailer and get up to date theatrical/festival screening info: www.vimeo.com/beckervisuals/realchangetrailer Learn more about the film: beckervisuals.com/portfolio/real-change/ Learn more about Real Change News: www.realchangenews.org Produced in collaboration with the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Seattle Washington FESTIVALS: *Official Selection CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection HUMBOLDT FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection VISIONFEST (2014) *Official Selection BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection EUGENE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL(2013) *Official Selection FLINT FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection INDIE FEST USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013 *Official Selection MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection DIY FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *Official Selection LA ART HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection BOLDERLIFE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) *Official Selection PRAXIS FILM FESTIVAL (2014)

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    • How do Conservatives and Liberals See the World?

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      from BillMoyers.com / Added

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      Bill and moral psychologist Jonathan Haidt talk about the psychological underpinnings of our contentious culture, why we can’t trust our own opinions, and the demonizing of our adversaries. Also, a Bill Moyers essay on why Newt Gingrich might be afraid of Saul Alinsky.

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      • It Cuts Both Ways...The Alternatives

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        This is a film exposing the alternatives to the government's austerity measures; it's about the positive; it's about revealing the many options we actually have at a time when we're being told there are no alternatives. There is a budding movement gathering fantastic momentum, with an incredibly diverse cross section of people involved. This is my chance to pay respect to those people and their ideas. My hope is that this film will help to inspire you to get up and get involved in this movement for the alternatives... There is so much you can do.

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        • Blog Action Day 2010: Water

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          Join the global conversation around water on October 15th.

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          • Protovillage - An Innovative Model for Social Change through Rural Development in India | Christian Amundson & Rajiv Rao

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            PROTOVILLAGE is a Finalist in the $200,000 GE FOCUS FORWARD Filmmaker Competition. Watch more finalists at http://focusforwardfilms.com/finalists Kalyan Akkipeddi introduces Protovillage, a replicable model for integrated rural development in Andhra Pradesh, India. Featuring: Kalyan Akkipeddi Produced, Directed by: Rajiv Rao Cinematography, Edited by: Christian Amundson Music by:  Deep Singh and Ikhlaq Hussain Khan (http://www.ragasitar.com/)

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            • REAL CHANGE (Official Trailer)

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              2,046 Plays / / 12 Comments

              THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR FILM! “Poignant and Disturbing” “Living the American Nightmare” -Phil Hall, Film Threat “What was so interesting about this film were the shots… The filmmaker did a fantastic job…” -Kelly Bader, SBCC Film Reviews -AWARDS- *BEST DOCUMENTARY @ NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND *BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT @ DIY FILM FESTIVAL *BRONZE JURY PRIZE @ SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE *BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY @ LA ART HOUSE *3rd PLACE AWARD from Jail Education Solutions @ CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE *NOMINATED FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY @MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL *VIMEO STAFF PICK *ZEALOUS.CO FEATURED -PAST SCREENINGS and OFFICIAL SELECTIONS- *CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 3/20/14 @ 5pm and 3/21/14 @2:10pm *DIY FILM FESTIVAL (2014) *SANTA BARBARA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 2/8/14 @ 10:20 AM and 2/9/14 @ 10:00 AM *BARE BONES FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 4/3/14 - 4/13/14 *HUMBOLDT FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 4/17/14 *PRAXIS FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 1/31/14 - 2/1/14 *MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 4/4/14 -4/5/14 *SPOKANE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2014) 1/24/2014 @5:30pm *LA SHORTS FEST (2013) September 5th @1pm *CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL CHANGE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) September 29th @1pm *NEW ENGLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (2013) October 5th @12pm *SEATTLE SOCIAL JUSTICE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) Saturday October 12th @1:30pm *FLINT FILM FESTIVAL Saturday October 12th @ 12:15 *INDIE FEST USA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013) October 26th @ 6pm *MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (2013) Saturday, November 9th at 8:30PM with an additional screening on Wednesday 11/13. *EUGENE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2013) November 10th at 2pm *BOLDERLIFE FILM FESTIVAL (2013) December 2nd-8th *SEATTLE TRUE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL 5/9/14 @ 6pm *VISIONFEST 5/15/14 @ 9:30pm Cast (Subjects): Buddy McArdle Daniel Anderson George Sidwell Robert Bennett Director / Cinematographer: Adam Michael Becker Editor: Jared Richard Music Composers: Aron Forbes Chris Spilfogel Producer: Alex Becker -SYNOPSIS- Life in tent encampments, vehicles, motels, and storage units - REAL CHANGE focuses on four men who sell Real Change News, a street newspaper in Seattle. Follow ROBERT, GEORGE, DANIEL, and BUDDY as they navigate the less visible side of homelessness in America. They are among the growing number of unemployed, disabled, aging, and discouraged workers who society has left behind. Robert is a disabled kidney dialysis patient who lives in his truck with his dog. George is a former carpenter who became homeless after suffering a stroke and losing his home. Buddy is a former blue-collar worker, who has worked his whole life but has never been able to shake his past. Daniel lives in a tent that is his own, but has not felt at home for many years. Despite their struggles, they persevere. Each sells newspapers to get by. View the complete film here: www.vimeo.com/beckervisuals/realchange Learn more about the film: www.beckervisuals.com/portfolio/real-change/ Learn more about Real Change News: www.realchangenews.org Produced in collaboration with the Real Change Homeless Empowerment Project, Seattle Washington

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              • Games for Change Festival 2011: Jesse Schell, "Make Games, Not War"

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                Jesse Schell delivers a heartfelt and impassioned keynote entitled, "Make Games, not War" during the 8th Annual Games for Change Festival in New York City, on June 22nd. You can view slides from his presentation here: http://www.slideshare.net/jesseschell/make-games-not-war-8425020 You can view our interview with Jesse here: http://vimeo.com/25492800 For more on Games for Change, the leading global advocate for supporting and making games for social impact, visit our website: http://www.gamesforchange.org

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                • Bill Moyers Essay: Newt's Obsession with Saul Alinsky

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                  Bill Moyers explains what we need to know about community activist Saul Alinsky, and why New Gingrich might be so afraid of him.

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                  • Ken Gergen talks about Social Constructionist Ideas, Theory and Practice

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                    Constructionist theory and practice locates the source of meaning, value and action in the relational connection among people. It is through relational processes that we create the world in which we most want to live and work. Social constructionist dialogue - of cutting edge significance within the social sciences and humanities - concerns the processes by which humans generate meaning together. Our focus is on how social groups and the relational practices within those groups create and sustain beliefs in the real, the rational, and the good. We recognize that as people create meaning together, so do they sow the seeds of action. Meaning and action are entwined. As we generate meaning together we create the future.

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                    • Documentary {Be A Change Maker} - first trailer

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                      {Be A Change Maker} is a documentary about social innovation produced by Kenny Choi, a Chinese young designer who is keen to promote social change in China. He is now travelling around the world interviewing social entrepreneurs and innovators. This project is started on July 2012, and is still ongoing. This first trailer is about Europe and East Africa, where Kenny spent 7 months there. If you interested in this project, please feel free to get in touch with Kenny. Email: ikennychoi (at) gmail.com

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