We have had the good fortune to work with TWO Oscar nominees for this year's best documentary: Sun Come UpandGasland.
Sun Come Upfollows the evacuation and relocation of some of the world's first environmental refugees --the Carteret Islanders, a peaceful community living on a remote island chain in the South Pacific Ocean. Tragically, rising sea levels as a result of global climate change have disproportionately affected small island communities like these. We must not let these communities bear the brunt of this problem alone!
Congratulations to Gasland on Their Oscar Nomination!
Our client, Gasland, recently received news that they are in the running for an Oscar in the full length documentary category. The film focuses on communities in the United States impacted by natural gas drilling and, specifically, a stimulation method known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking Just a few weeks ago, we hosted an intimate screening of the film featuring a lively talk back with director, Josh Fox. We host small screenings of some of the most important and groundbreaking docs around- stay tuned to find out when the next one is!
Once You Shift Your Frame of Reference, You'll See They're All Around Us
By: Judy Shapiro, Published: January 27, 2011
I watch with amusement when the best and brightest in our business attempt to answer the question, "Why are there so few women in tech?" I confess to a small amount of perverse pleasure at how, no matter what they say or don't say, titans like Robert Scoble (noted tech blogger) and Michael Arrington (of TechCrunch fame) get skewered in the process, always managing to piss off a large chunk of femininehood no matter what. Nor are women any better when talking about this topic as I witnessed with shock at a panel discussion featuring "women in tech" descended into a dissing fest that was utterly embarrassing all around.
Participant Media’s documentary The Cove uncovers the truth about the horrifying international capture and killing of dolphins. Most people in Japan have no idea that this crime is even happening. The documentary makers went to great lengths to secretly film the slaughter of these magnificent animals. Their goal was to share the story with the world.
A cove in a small seaside village in Taiji, Japan, is just one of the traps used to capture the world’s friendliest creature. Life in captivity is the fate of the most attractive dolphins captured -- the rest are slaughtered for their meat.
With the goal of forcing the Japanese government to stop these brutal murders, The Cove’s producers wanted to share details of this tragedy with the world and enable supporters to spread the word by signing a petition and writing letters to government officials.
We were thrilled to be mentioned in Mashable’s article "5 Trends Shaping the Future of Social Good." The article cites the success of our Spark for Participant Media’s ‘The Cove’. This oscar-winning documentary documents dolphin slaughter in Japan.