This week, we present films with heroes who are met with extraordinary personal challenges. A teenage girl bounced from one foster care to another in First Match, a young boy with polio achieves phenomenal success in the documentary Itzhak, and we tip the hat to Easter Sunday with an old classic, and winner of 11 Academy Awards, that touches on the subject of Jesus with Ben Hur (1959). Read more and see trailers here
We knew there would be many tests and challenges here. The first for me, and I’m guessing you’ve heard this myth too - there is not enough “protein” in plant based diets. Well, with a little research, I discovered this is not the case. Then there’s the other big question - How much protein do we really need? We’ve all been carrying around false impressions about what is necessary. Here are 5 myths around protein.
SHOWCASE - HEALTH & WELLNESS
The Gluten Resolution
As we slide into final days of 2017, here’s a taste of bad news, good news to chew on. First, always, is the bad.
Gluten is bad for everyone.
Simply put, gluten is the protein found in wheat and it causes inflammation in the body, whether we feel it or not. It’s a medical fact.
Filmmaking for Change kicks off podcast!
Outlier Filmmaking: With Chris Brown
BOOK SIGNINGS ANNOUNCED IN LOS ANGELES!
Recognizing that film is the most powerful form of social and political activism, you will learn the keys to unlock the powers of Filmmaking for Change, from story ideas to production, film festivals through distribution.
Filmmakers can broaden their audiences and create powerful learning experiences for hundreds of thousands of students who might not otherwise see a particular film. This book helps to provide resources to filmmakers looking to impact both teaching and learning in the classroom.
Joanne Ashe, founding director www.Journeysinfilm.org
We believe in the power of film to inspire social change. With this book, emerging filmmakers now have a resource to help them develop engaging stories and tools to help activate audiences around the world.
David Linde, CEO, Participant Media
UPCOMING BOOK SIGNINGS
January 16 - Pages (Manhattan Beach) 7:00 pm
January 27 - Redondo Bch Public Library 11:00 am
February 15 - Book Soup (W. Hollywood) 7:00 pm
February 24 - Hennessey & Ingalls (Downtown LA) 4-6 pm