All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone

See All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone at the Jewish Film Institute’s Winterfest, March 5, 11:45 a.m. at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Rick Goldsmith, Rose Aguilar, Norman Solomon and David Talbot. See below for bios, visit for more information,…

Coal & Appalachia – 150 Years of False Promise. Maria Gunnoe Urges You to Go See Blood on the Mountain

Appalachia has been treated like the Third World of the U.S. for far too long. Since the end of the Civil War, the region has seen its natural resources extracted and sold, with all the profits shipped elsewhere. Its landscape has been radically scarred, leaving its streams polluted, its people sickened and killed, disposable to…

I Am Not Your Negro – Raoul Peck’s Radical New Film, Written by James Baldwin

In theaters on February 3, 2017. In his new film, director Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished – a radical narration about race in America, using the writer’s original words. He draws upon James Baldwin’s notes on the lives and assassinations of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr. to…

‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy

Published on Friday, October 28, 2016 by Common Dreams ‘Blood on the Mountain’: Why We Need a Red Neck Protest Anthem, Not a Hillbilly Elegy by Charles B. Keeney A place mired in poverty, a culture of guns, conservative religion, poorly educated people, an angry and embittered populace. These are common words used by journalists and writers to describe…

Local Screenings of Seed: The Untold Story Tonight & Tomorrow

Buy tickets to the Tuesday, September 6 or Wednesday, September 7 screenings of Seed: The Untold Story here. Both screenings are at Summerfield Cinemas in Santa Rosa.

Write the filmmakers: “On Sept  6th and 7th SEED: The Untold Story will have two special screenings for its Santa Rosa Premiere! Taggart Siegel, award-winning director of The Real Dirt on Farmer John and Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us? will return to the Bay Area for a Q&A following both screenings. Also joining both nights will be Emigdio Ballon, featured in SEED: The Untold Story. Emigdio is a Bolivian seed saver and  one of the most prominent driving forces behind the Tesuque Pueblo’s seed bank, which was built to house disappearing Native American seed varieties across the American Southwest. On Sept 6th Rowen White, also featured in SEED, will make a special appearance. Rowen is a Grass Valley seed saver, farmer and educator. Rowen is of Mohawk descent, and has developed the Sierra Seed Co-operative. She was recently elected the Board of Directors of Seed Savers Exchange, the world’s largest grassroots seed saving exchange in the US. Screening are playing in conjunction with the Heirloom Exposition which runs Sept 6-8.”

Greening the Revolution – Watch the Complete Film

A high-definition documentary explores the far-reaching effects of international food injustice, from world hunger to the consumption of industrial food. Using food as a symbol of inequality, we explain and expose the corrupt cycle of globalization that perpetuates systems of poverty and oppressive social control. We then present hope: successful, sustainable communities achieving food justice and freedom through the power of the people.

Filmed in India, Kenya, Zambia, Brazil, Mexico, Cuba, Haiti and the United States.


Mr. Seed: New Short Film Cleans Up Big Ag’s Steaming Pile of Bullshit

Seed Matters, a five-year-long initiative of the Clif Bar Family Foundation, today launched “Mr. Seed,” a provocative, animated short film with a clear message: our food production system has been hijacked by the big agrichemical companies and organic farming is a key to taking it back. The film makes the case for organic seed and…