In Iowa City this Sunday, Senator Bernie Sanders will be joining us to accept a Champion of Freedom of Information Award, and the post film panel discussion will include the insight of former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson. Not to be missed if you are in Iowa City!
Shadows of Liberty is partnering with incredible organizations such as the Native American Journalist Association in Norman, Oklahoma, Tulsa Community College, and the Society for Professional Journalist Student Chapter in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Thursday October 2 – First Unitarian Church of Des Moines – Des Moines – Iowa
Friday October 3 – KHOI Radio Station – Ames – Iowa
Sunday, October 5 – Unitarian Universalist Society of Iowa – Iowa City – Iowa
Tuesday, October 7 – The Art Theatre – Champaign – Illinois
Wednesday, October 8 – UU Church of Bloomington – Bloomington – Indiana
Thursday, October 9 – Earlham College – Richmond – Indiana
Friday, October 10 – CWA Local 6330 - St Louis, Missouri
Saturday, October 11 – Star Theater - Willow Springs Missouri
Monday, October 13 – University of Central Missouri – Warrensburg – Missouri
Tuesday, October 14 –Washburn University – Topeka – Kansas
Wednesday, October 15 – All Souls Unitarian Church – Tulsa – Oklahoma
Thursday, October 16 – University of Oklahoma – Norman – Oklahoma
Friday, October 17 – Tulsa Community College – Tulsa – Oklahoma
Saturday, October 18 – OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology – Fayetteville – Arkansas
Sunday, October 19 – Vino’s Brewpub - Little Rock - Arkansas
Katherine Dodds AKA "Kat" is the founder of HelloCoolWorld.com, the grassroots team behind The Corporation, and is featured in a "Grassroots Marketing" segment on The Corporation DVD set. She is dedicated to harnessing the power of the film to rein in corporate abuse through the development of the Campaign 4 Corporate Harm Reduction. |
We're still buzzing from a fabulous night and kick-off to our crowdfunding campaign to get the film FREE into 1,000 schools! We held a special fundraiser screening of the new cut of The Corporation on Monday in Vancouver and it was great to re-connect with so many original supporters going back 10 years, as well as meet brand new ones.
From tickets, merchandise sales, and pledges, we raised over $5,000! And thanks to our anonymous donor matching the night's donations, that's $10,000 in one night - 20% of our crowdfunding goal of $50,000.
Sandy is part of The Corporation's grassroots team and has been working on the film's outreach efforts since 2003.|
We thank Sundance Ceremonial Chief Rueben George, of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation who has agreed to join us to give us a Coast Salish welcome, and say a few words of introduction to the film.
The Corporation film is officially 10 years old! What a great decade it has been, and it has been especially fun connecting with people all over the world who are interested in transforming the role of corporations in the world.
On January 16th, 2014 - on the 10th birthday of the theatrical premiere and release of the film - we had a small party in Vancouver with some Corporation Film friends and fans to start a dialogue about how we might be able connect with movements around the world who are interested in collaborating to do some work together. We'll be cutting more 'micro-docs' from the interviews we did, including more about Corporation co-creator and author Joel Bakan's new project! Stay tuned...
We are interested in connecting with all Corporation fans who want to join in on our year of organizing, dialogue, and actions! Check out our vlog about why the film is still relevant, and send in your own comments or videos!
Sign up to volunteer, and we will be in touch with you about how you can help. We can also help you organize a screening in your community - send us an email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!
We're not done yet, but we need your help to make this anniversary year a game-changer.
|David Ng is a Hello Cool World veteran with experience going back a decade. David first worked with us when he was just 14 years old as a participant in the youth advisory group for the sexual health education program Condomania. Now an accomplished videographer passionate about the issues of gender and power, he is currently on sabbatical in South Africa while he pursues a Masters in Gender Studies with a focus on international developme|
Hello Cool World (of The Corporation outreach) is excited to be working on the media relations for Occupy Love, an inspiring new documentary from award-winning Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper (Scared Sacred, Fierce Light). Occupy Love explores the cultural uprisings of our time from the Occupy Movement and Arab Spring to the European Summer and environmental protests and asks the question, “How could the crisis we are facing become a love story?”.
Check out the trailer HERE.
Occupy Love is being self-distributed by a talented team led by Velcrow and producers Nova Ami and Ian Mackenzie. Their crowd sourced, social media driven approach to distribution is consistent with the theme of the film, which successfully raised $80,000 through the crowd-funding platforms IndieGoGo and Kickstarter!
The global response to the film has been amazing with over 200 grassroots screenings being self-organized by individuals and organizations in over 25 countries, and more being added every day. The largest community screening so far took place in Porto Allegre, Brazil on April 11th attracting a whopping 1,500 attendees!
We look forward to watching the momentum grow!
Occupy Love marks the completion of Velcrow's Fierce Love Trilogy, a twelve-year journey which began with Scared Sacred, named one of Canada’s Top 10 movies of 2004, and winner of the 2005 Genie (Canadian Academy Award) for best feature documentary. It continued with 2008′s award winning Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action. (We've got a special to buy both these DVDs on our webstore for 40% off.)
Hello Cool World also worked on outreach and DVD production for Scared Sacred. As with our work with The Corporation, and The Take, we've been inspired by how films with a social message, can find audiences and inspire those audiences to action. All these films are available on our webstore, and all our profits go to our campaigns, and now also to the distribution platform for social cause media we are developing. Check out our proposal to CFC's IdeaBOOST program, and please BOOST us, our dream is to better help films like Occupy Love engage with audiences, and to encourage audiences to organize actions as well as screenings.
Occupy Love is a moving, transformative, heartfelt film, featuring Ripper’s signature stunning visuals and rich soundscapes along with interviews from leading visionaries including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, bell hooks and Charles Eisenstein.
The Occupy Love US theatrical tour starts Friday, May 3, 2013 in New York City, with screenings and special events to follow in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Seattle.
Coming to Canadian theatres starting June 2013! Check out more screenings and opportunities to get involved after the page break...