by Lisa Clapier
What is Activism Media exactly? Well, I should tell you right off the bat; I am the Occupy Wall Street Media Producer in Los Angeles. Activism Media is not Occupy, but it does include the best, evolutionary practices found within the Occupy Movement.
Like this beautiful short film by Occupy Wall Street film maker Abe Heiser:
Dr. Bruce Lipton ‘The Evolution of the Butterfly’ – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcacx_i6MIE
Activism Media is Hollywood media projects effecting positive change, and an array of other incredible, transmedia solutions for economic, civil, and social problems on the planet.
The world I see is a thriving, abundant people and planet. Full of planetary citizens, brothers and sisters, working in harmony, in love, peace, joy and support for one another! Secure, knowing that by honoring our sacred planet, we change the world into Heaven on Earth!
Earth Communications Office ‘The Power of One’ PSA – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E93d6Ce6js
Is world peace, too lofty of a goal? Why not? Admit it, we all yearn for it, pray for it, talk about, need it, and dream about it for our children and our grandchildren!
So, how about we just do it? Do something! It only takes one, to make a difference! What if that ‘One’ were you?
Activism Media began as I started to connect because of Occupy Wall Street, with the most amazing group of professional media makers, already filming, and deeply committed to, the same world I envision!
Charles Eisenstein ‘Sacred Economics’ Short Film – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEZkQv25uEs
On a beautiful Spring day, media industry moguls involved with the future paradigm of media, met at legendary activist Michelle Phillips home (of the ‘Mamas and the Papas’), about 30 of us, and we shared with one another, our media projects.
Tom Shadyac, producer and director of acclaimed film ‘I Am!‘ A documentary asking the deep questions: ‘What’s wrong with the world?’ And, ‘Whose going to do something about it?’ Of course most people know Shadyac as the director of a few classic hit comedies, ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Liar Liar, Dragonfly, Bruce Almighty’… and many more! http://www.iamthedoc.com/
Shepard Fairey, infamous street artist/activist, known best for his iconic red and blue Obama ‘Hope’ poster in 2008 and the cover of Time Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year, ‘The Protester.’ http://www.obeygiant.com
Mikal Kimal, long-time advocate for positive social change, political activist, and executive producer of ‘Hard Block Live.’ A new reality TV debate show between the ‘haves’ and the ‘have-nots.’ ‘Hard Block’ meaning a term identifying unsustainable behavior that is morally unacceptable in human endeavor (example: private funding of politics). http://www.hardblocklive.com
Ron Kovic, war hero, activist, and the real-life character Tom Cruise portrayed in ‘Born on the Fourth of July.’ Explain to him the virtue of unethical war, he lost his legs in one.
Dianne Burnett, visionary at Burnett Entertainment. Her Hollywood success began with television hits ‘Eco Challenge’ and ‘Survivor’ and her new book gets released this fall ‘Road to Reality.’ http://dianneburnett.com/
Mikki Willis – Founder and CEO of Elevate, Elevate’s initiatives include PlayItFWD, a revolutionary viral distribution platform for transformational movies and media; Elevate Films, a full-service films and viral media production company; Elevate Film Festival, the world’s first international socially conscious filmmaking challenge; theXperience, a new genre of live entertainment designed to elevate consciousness; and Elevate Presents, a live event production/innovation initiative. http://www.elevate.us
And many other beautiful, impressive media activists; producing elevating, solution-filled, inspiring media.
Activism Media emerged, as a collective of conscious, awake, media makers, on a mission providing the world with what a thriving, healed world looks like! Entertaining, beautiful, full of truth; reporting on the people and organizations modeling a new way. Effective, reliable, proven, authentic solutions!
Activism Media will bring the following stories to you, and more!
If we were on a sinking ship, we would gather the best experts aboard and ask their brilliant opinions. And we would choose a solution, from their collective answers! This is what you can expect from Activism Media – beautiful solutions!
Feel free to ask me questions, share your thoughts, and creative practices. Is there an innovator you would like to see interviewed. What sector, of the 12 referenced above, do you most resonate with, in your creative contribution to humanity? ActivismMedia@gmail.com
Join us in creating a new world together where no war exists, every one’s stomach is full, water is pure, the air is clean, and we are honorably stewarding the non-renewable, collateral assets of the planet responsibly, brilliantly, so that all may live free, secure, safe to live, love, raise a family, offering their beautiful gifts and skills towards this better way! Happy, creative, productive, healthy, modeling and being creative expressions of joy! Because we can choose it!
We Occupy 100% our own hearts, forgive ourselves of our own bullshit. The 1% we are fighting in the world, is a reflection of the 1% within our own minds that we allow to terrorize our self into believing we aren’t worthy. We are!
So join us each week on a journey of discovering together – ‘What would Heaven on Earth look like?’ Welcome to Activism Media – Media Making A Difference!
I leave you with this stunning short film, a meditation gifted to the Occupy Movement by Emmy Award winning composer Gary Malkin.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s ‘Prayer for Peace’ –