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4th Tuesday Films presents:
On Sacred Ground
On Sacred Ground explores the battle to protect and educate about Bear Butte, a native sacred site in South Dakota, and the interruptions imposed by the annual Sturgis motorcycle rally held in August. Various perspectives provide insight about Bear Butte and other sacred sites, including a housing development in Huntington Beach, California and rock climbing at Bear Lodge, Wyoming.
Tuesday, August 26, 7:00pm
909 12 Street, Sacramento
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COMING UP on Media Edge:
(initially on cable access TV:
July 26 - August 1, 2014)
Segment 1: "World Peace is a Local Issue"
happens when local citizens take on an international issue?
OSCAR-nominated, EMMY-winning filmmaker, Dorothy Fadiman, documented the
hard work and eventual triumph, of Palo Alto, California residents who
move their City Council to change an entrenched position on a critical
issue and pass
a Nuclear Freeze Resolution. Narrated by Peter Coyote, this half hour
documentary spans more than 30 years as we see Senator Edward Markey
introduce the freeze resolution in 1982, and again today, appealing to
Congress to reduce nuclear arms. By showing what a determined group of
people can accomplish, WORLD PEACE highlights the fact that
international concerns are also local issues.
Segment 2: "The Story of Bottled Water"
The story of manufactured demand -- how you get Americans to buy more
than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows
from the tap. This film explores the bottled water industry's attacks on
and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces.
Segment 3: "Feeding Frenzy"
Over the past three decades, obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled for children and tripled for adolescents -- and a startling 70% of adults are now obese or overweight. The result has been a widening epidemic of obesity-related health problems, including coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes. While discussions about this spiraling health crisis have tended to focus on the need for more exercise and individual responsibility, Feeding Frenzy trains its focus squarely on the responsibility of the processed food industry and the outmoded government policies it benefits from. It lays bare how taxpayer subsidies designed to feed hungry Americans during the Great Depression have enabled the food industry to flood the market with a rising tide of cheap, addictive, high calorie food products, and offers an engrossing look at the tactics of the multibillion-dollar marketing machine charged with making sure that every one of those surplus calories is consumed.
Peak Moment attended a delicious potluck dinner from foods produced around Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C. Small-scale food producers brought fresh-caught salmon, pastured pork and lamb, eggs, winter squashes,
artichoke puree, and fermented vegetables. We talked about producing food in their region: using animals to clear brush, water storage, and creating edible food landscapes on residential parcels. Sadly, land is financially out of reach for many would-be small farmers.
Information about all previous episodes of MEDIA EDGE can be seen by clicking here.
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replayed Mondays, noon - 2:00pm and
Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00am
DCTV Ch. 15
Sundays, 8:00 - 10:00pm
CCTV Ch. 8
Saturdays, 8:00 - 10:00pm
replayed Wednesdays, 12:00am - 2:00am
Ashland and Jackson & Josephine Counties, OR:
RVTV Ch. 15
Mondays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
replayed Thursdays, 4:00 - 6:00pm
Eureka, Arcata and Humboldt County, CA:
Access Humboldt Ch. 12
Mondays, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Palo Alto, E. Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Stanford, CA:
Media Center Cable Channel 27
Mondays, 9:00 - 11:00pm
replayed Tuesdays, 4:00 - 6:00am and 12:30 - 2:30pm
Community Access Ch. 21
Daily, 7:00 - 9:00pm
Grass Valley, Nevada City & Nevada County, CA:
NCTV Ch. 11
Mondays, 10:30pm - 12:30am