Lisa Madison

published Introducing Bullfrog Communities in Discussion 2011-08-29 14:16:07 -0400

Introducing Bullfrog Communities

Welcome to Bullfrog Communities

We aim to energize change, and to help local activists broaden their reach.

  • We provide powerful films and all the support materials you need to create an effective community event.

  • We will send out strategic petitions, asking you to sign and send them on to your network, using the power of this medium on behalf of the people and the earth. These will be either national in scope — asking you to join an uproar of opinion, or very local — asking you to add your voice to attain a specific victory, which may provide a watershed — changing the mindset of the people empowered in a community, of multinational corporations' assumptions as to what they can get away with, and of politicians who notice the change in the wind.

  • We will provide a forum for sharing ideas that work and news that can inform action on an issue. We ask for your discussion, suggestions, feedback, and reports of successes in your community.

Please join. Let's see what we can accomplish together.

published Discussion 2011-08-17 15:08:00 -0400

published About '63 BOYCOTT 2011-08-17 15:08:00 -0400

About '63 BOYCOTT


On October 22, 1963, more than 250,000 students boycotted the Chicago Public Schools to protest racial segregation. Many marched through the city calling for the resignation of School Superintendent Benjamin Willis, who placed trailers, dubbed "Willis Wagons," on playgrounds and parking lots of overcrowded black schools rather than let them enroll in nearby white schools.

Blending unseen 16mm footage of the march shot by Kartemquin founder Gordon Quinn with the participants' reflections today, '63 BOYCOTT connects the forgotten story of one of the largest northern civil rights demonstrations to contemporary issues around race, education, school closings, and youth activism.

31 minutes
SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing
Language Options: English, Spanish
DVD features 40 minutes of bonus material

Directed by Gordon Quinn
Produced by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews
Editor: Liz Kaar
Executive Producers: Gordon Quinn, Betsy Steinberg, Justine Nagan
Music: Tom Sivak
Camera: Gordon Quinn, Rachel Dickson
A film by Rachel Dickson, Tracye A. Matthews, Gordon Quinn
A Kartemquin Films Production

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Bullfrog Communities

Bullfrog Communities provides a simple way for concerned citizens to stay informed about pressing issues:  water, economic justice, food, energy & climate change, immigration, and environment.  Join the ongoing discussion about issues that concern us all.  Educate and energize your local community using the unique power of film.

Bullfrog Films is the leading U.S. publisher of independently-produced films about environmental and related social-justice issues — films that point the way to living healthily, happily, and with greater concern for the other inhabitants of this planet, and for our descendants.

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published '63 BOYCOTT Screenings 2011-08-17 15:08:00 -0400

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published Join '63 BOYCOTT 2011-08-17 15:08:00 -0400