News from Tribe of Heart,
Producers of PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME and THE WITNESS
FOUR NEW FILM FESTIVAL ACCEPTANCES for Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home Festival tour continues with stops in Arkansas, California, Florida and Missouri Join us at one of these special screenings! More details coming soon.
We are excited to announce some of the details below. More information will be coming out about these events soon!
James LaVeck and Jenny Stein
Co-founders of Tribe of Heart
PS: DVD release coming in early 2010 along with special premiere events. Details to come.
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival October 16-25, Hot Springs, Arkansas
The Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival is recognized by the International Documentary Association (IDA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as one of only seven national Academy Award qualifying venues. The festival's screening committee views nearly 1,000 films submitted from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and selects 100 to be viewed each year.
The 18th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival will be held October 16 through 25, at the historic Malco Theatre in downtown Hot Springs, Arkansas. In 2000, the festival screened Tribe of Heart's first film, The Witness, to a full house, with an enthusiastic audience response. We are honored to be returning to Hot Springs to screen Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. This year, producer James LaVeck has been invited to speak on a panel with other filmmakers whose documentaries touch on environmental themes. Dates, times, and more details to be announced soon!
Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival November 5-8, Ojai & Ventura, California
The Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival is accredited by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Many of the films it has screened have gone on to receive widespread distribution, recognition and awards, including Academy Awards. The festival's advisory board includes Ellen DeGeneres, Colin Farrell, Matthew Perry, Malcolm McDowell and Diane Ladd.
We met the festival's artistic director, Academy Award-winner Steve Grumette, back in 2000 at the Canyonlands Film Festival. This was our very first film festival screening, and we were thrilled when The Witness took home the award for Best Documentary. Steve was one of the festival's jurors, and invited us to submit the film to Ojai, where it was selected and screened later that year.
Orlando Film Festival November 4-8, Orlando, Florida
Created as an alternative to commercial cinema, the Orlando Film Festival is known for promoting film as an art form and is "one of the most active film organizations in the country championing artists' rights of expression and free speech."
Now in its fourth year, the Orlando Film Festival has a new home at the $8 million, 12-screen Plaza Cinema Cafe in downtown Orlando. The festival will be held November 4 through 8 and will showcase more than 100 independent feature films, documentaries and shorts. All screenings are free! More details about their screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home to be announced soon!
St. Louis International Film Festival November 12-22, St. Louis, Missouri
Named one of the 10 Best International Festivals in the U.S. by Chris Gore's The Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide, the St. Louis International Film Festival has a special focus on American independent productions and horizon-expanding international films that would otherwise never screen in St. Louis. According to the festival's organizers, "SLIFF believes that when we learn about others' cultures and perspectives, we discover something about ourselves. SLIFF strives for inclusiveness by featuring films that thoughtfully and provocatively address issues of race, age, ethnicity, and sexual identity."
We urgently need financial support to bring this life-changing film to the largest possible audience. Please consider making a donation today to help support our launch!
Donations can be made online or mailed to:
Tribe of Heart, PO Box 149, Ithaca, NY 14851 USA
World Premiere Weekend Sept. 26-27 in Boulder, CO
We invite you to join us at the Moondance International Film Festival, Sept. 26-27 in Boulder, Colorado, for an exciting weekend of events! Saturday night's world premiere screening of the film will be followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and film subject Harold Brown. Sunday's special presentation by James LaVeck (film producer) and Harold Brown on the subject of "Being the Change" will offer a sneak peek viewing of a short film in progress by Tribe of Heart, designed to be a companion piece to Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. Tentatively titled All the Difference in the World: A Journey of Conscience, this film documents one of the largest animal rescues in US history, and underscores the importance of taking action on an individual level, even when the scale of the problem being addressed is beyond comprehension.The short film and presentations by James and Harold will be followed by a catered reception.
Listen to Boulder's KGNU on Friday, September 25, at 3:30 PM Mountain Time for an interview with filmmakers James LaVeck and Jenny Stein and film subject Harold Brown. You can listen live on the internet!
This buck, and the orphaned fawn he has been nurturing for over a year now, are two of the 150 or more deer in our community whose lives hang in the balance. We've been trying for the past 12 months to prevent their needless slaughter, and to send a message to other communities that there are non-violent alternatives to resolving deer-human conflicts.
Please learn more about how you can help, and sign our online petition! We hope to deliver this petition to the mayor and trustees of Cayuga Heights at their monthly meeting tonight if we can get enough signatures in time. So don't delay, sign now, and spread the word so others will sign. Thank you for your help!
Many thanks to Stephanie Ernst at Change.org for blogging about the Cayuga Heights bait-and-shoot deer-killing plan. She has made such a difference! Another great friend through this process has been Kris Lecakes Haley of PeaceAnimal, who has come up with so many creative ways to get the word out and support our efforts, including holding online Peace Meditations and Silent Vigils at critical moments of our campaign. Tonight, there will be another Silent Vigil at 7 PM. Please join us!
You can follow our efforts to save the Cayuga Heights deer on Facebook and Twitter.
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