Culture Connect TV
  • Dorothy Fadiman

    Dorothy Fadiman, CONCENTRIC MEDIA’s founder, Dorothy Fadiman, has been producing films for 35 years. Awards include an EMMY, an OSCAR nomination, and a GOLD MEDAL from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.http://concentric.org Butterfly Town USA, A film by Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie  follows a community in Pacific Grove, California in which citizens are working together to protect their Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Internal disagreements about how to best take care of this beautiful habitat are escalating at a time when climate […]

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  • Tony Jonick, Filmmaker

    In the 1800s immigrants gave up everything to come to America, escaping starvation and persecution. In the 2010, I discovered a cassette telling the story of how my Mother’s Grandmama came to the U.S. as a young girl. I had the tape translated from Ghesmashkikcili and discovered the bravery and wit of my great-grandmother. She had to strike an unusual bargain to win freedom for her family, and her courage astonished me. While the tiny country of Ghesmashkik is completely […]

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  • Natasha Florentino, Filmmaker

    Natasha Florentino is an independent documentary filmmaker. Natasha’s films strive to capture the strength and resiliency of communities who have come up against enormous odds. Her most recent project is about a native Hawaiian community’s efforts to reverse the ecological damage inflicted on the island of Moloka’i by corporate agriculture. ABUNDANT LAND: SOIL, SEEDS AND SWALES-TRAILER Director/Co-Producer/Cinematographer – Natasha Florentino

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  • Oaxacan Artist Calixto Robles

    “From the Heart” San Francisco Artist, Calixto Robles takes us on a journey of his philosophy of art,  and the power of imagery in his quest to pursue symbols which resonate healing in their rich colorful montages.  Originally from Oaxaca, a self taught artist he has pursued his painting with a passion. He teaches at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, and has been exhibited in the De Young, The Mexican Museum and other venues around the world. Calixto […]

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  • Jill Waterman, New Years Eve Project

    This is a special short documentary on the streets of Las Vegas for New Years Eve 2015 with Jill Waterman, who has traveled the globe photographing cross cultural rituals of New Years Eve for the past 32 years. Jill is a photographer, editor, writer, curator, and educator, based in New York City.  A specialist in night photography, her first book, Night and Low Light Photography, was published by Amphoto in 2008. Waterman’s photographic projects include Nightscapes, a series of long-exposure […]

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  • Filmmaker Royal Flush

    After a long hiatus from being in the studio where we shoot Culture Connect.tv, at the Palo Alto Media Center, we are back for three interviews with lots to think about!  

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  • Margo Perin Interview Part 2

    Author and Poet Margo Perin continues her interview on Culture Connect with Host Audrey Ray Daniel about her latest novel:  “The Opposite of Hollywood”  

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  • Nyna Pais Caputi, Director “Petals in the Dust”

    Petals in the Dust: The Endangered Indian Girls is a documentary film that highlights how age-old beliefs, intolerance and a preference for sons, combined with growing materialism and technology is leading to increased incidences of discrimination, violence and the horrific and tragic murder of millions of Indian girls and women. The film will initiate dialogue around genocide and violence against women, not just in India but globally and spur people to get involved and take action.http://www.petalsinthedust.com/

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  • Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman Directors, Living Condition

    Dee and Nomi will discuss there work in progress: “Living Condition” is an animated documentary and an interactive project that tells the stories of three families living in close proximity to capital punishment. Living Condition describes capital punishment from three perspectives: from a family who lives with the loss of an executed brother, a second family whose son was wrongfully accused of a capital crime and released under complex circumstances, and a third fighting to prove innocence, while visiting their loved […]

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  • Luis Delgado-Qualtrough, Reframing Photography

    Fine art photographer and publisher at Malulu Editions, Califrisco Press and Refrita Editores. Luis has published many social commentary artist books. Past publications include “Frases Celebres Mexicanas” 2010, “Cuentos Chinos” 2008″Unfathomable, “Loteria Cosmologica” 1996-2008, Humanity” 2006, “Power Ties” 2007, Deconstitution” 2008, “Analisis Forense del Coco” 2004, and “A Portrait Collection of Sierra Totonaca Indians” 1975-2006. “Le canto por un pan” I sing for bread offers both photographs and verses by Luis Delgado and is “a cinematic print journey into the […]

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  • Afterlife in the Age of the Internet? Meet Cara Rose DeFabio

            Cara is a performer and dancer. Most recently her one woman piece  “AFTER THE TONE” was awarded Best of Fringe at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. “After the Tone employs texting tricks, talking ipads and audience interaction to investigate afterlife in the age of the internet” “As we increasingly rely on technology to remember, are we surrendering our power to forget? Cara Rose DeFabio explores stories of how digital debris has transformed the mourning process and […]

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  • Ralph Carney and Serious “JASS”

    Ralph Carney taps into a repertoire of instruments and compositions that place him both in a “historical” and “hysterical” adventure playing now what he calls “serious jass”.  Ralph has “invigorated the work of musicians as varied as Tom Waits, Frank Black, The B-52’s and the Black Keys.  http://www.akroncracker.com/

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  • Dorothy Fadiman

    Dorothy Fadiman

    Dorothy Fadiman, CONCENTRIC MEDIA’s founder, Dorothy Fadiman, has been producing films for 35 years. Awards include an EMMY, an OSCAR nomination, and a GOLD MEDAL from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.http://concentric.org Butterfly Town USA, A film by Dorothy Fadiman and Marlo McKenzie  follows a community in Pacific Grove, California in which citizens are working together to protect their Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Internal disagreements about how to best take care of this beautiful habitat are escalating at a time when climate […]

    Continue reading »

  • Tony Jonick,  Filmmaker

    Tony Jonick, Filmmaker

    In the 1800s immigrants gave up everything to come to America, escaping starvation and persecution. In the 2010, I discovered a cassette telling the story of how my Mother’s Grandmama came to the U.S. as a young girl. I had the tape translated from Ghesmashkikcili and discovered the bravery and wit of my great-grandmother. She had to strike an unusual bargain to win freedom for her family, and her courage astonished me. While the tiny country of Ghesmashkik is completely […]

    Continue reading »

  • Natasha Florentino, Filmmaker

    Natasha Florentino, Filmmaker

    Natasha Florentino is an independent documentary filmmaker. Natasha’s films strive to capture the strength and resiliency of communities who have come up against enormous odds. Her most recent project is about a native Hawaiian community’s efforts to reverse the ecological damage inflicted on the island of Moloka’i by corporate agriculture. ABUNDANT LAND: SOIL, SEEDS AND SWALES-TRAILER Director/Co-Producer/Cinematographer – Natasha Florentino

    Continue reading »

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  • Filmmaker Royal Flush

    After a long hiatus from being in the studio where we shoot Culture Connect.tv, at the Palo Alto Media Center, we are back for three interviews with lots to think about!  

    Continue reading »