Ken Kragen joins the Singing Hands kids after their tearful and joyful
performance of the
song We Are The World and Hands Across America especially for Ken...
Phillip Hain, of Autism Speaks, talks to
the Paso High School about autism, and asks the
students how many know someone close to
them that is affected by autism, and many
kids raised their hands...this was a very
powerful part of the program...
Every great thing balances at all times on the razors edge of
When you are doing something that you really feel is something that
special, and you run into the obstacles, that you always do, and the
project the more obstacles and the more crisis will exists... it is
push through those problems, when you don't throw in the towel and
make it work...
is easier to do the impossible than the ordinary...I promise...it is
do the impossible than the ordinary. You know why?
When you show people that you are trying something that impossible,
then people want on your side...Hands Across America was completely
impossible, but I was too naive to believe it, I didn't know better.
know better to think that I could not get 45 of the top people in
world together in a room to record a song for We Are The World, and
help starving people in Africa. It had never been done before,
didn't know better. Sometimes it is better to not know better,
is better to just believe you can do it.
Ken Kragen talking to the kids
about the new We Are
The World and some of the new
announcements for 2010
Dan is doing world wide online webcast
interview with Keegan Mullins, Paso High
and festival staff working with the
All day Monday Nov 23 the Paso
Digital Film Festival presented programs
to classes ever 70 minutes at the
Paso Robles High School...
Phillip Hain of Autism Speaks talks to the
high school kids
about autism, after a show of hands that
many kids in the
room had autism in some way part of their
family or friends...
Denice Ann Evans is the writer/director of a
ground-breaking documentary entitled,Spitting
Game: The College Hook Up Culture.Her
documentary has showcased at festivals throughout the U.S. and most
recently won “Best Social Awareness Documentary” at the 2009 Delray
Beach Film Festival. She is also
a published author, national speaker, and
honors graduate of Emory University. She has been a guest expert,
speaking about “college hook ups,” onThe
Morning Show with Mike and Julietand
a featured panelist for Harvard University’sCampus
is a highly requested speaker
on college, university, and high schools
campuses where she uses an
educational version of her film to help raise
awareness on the risks, reasons,
and realities within the hook up culture.
Is "hooking up" the new handshake on campus?
Spitting Game dares
to open Pandora's Box and take a penetrating
look at the pros and
cons of hooking up in college.
film on the life and legacy of Dr. Wachtang "Botso"
Botso's story has become legendary
-- including a wise goodbye from his famous father just before the
latter's sudden execution in the Soviet Union, then Botso's own
imprisonment under the regimes of both Stalin and Hitler. Botso's new
life eventually brought him to Morro Bay, a small coastal village in
California, where he taught and inspired thousands of children on not
just how to become great musicians and artists, but how to become
remarkable human beings.
The film will
explore the fascinating life and philosophy of Dr. Korisheli, including
the potent themes of human resilience and what inspires the creative
process. Also featured will be in-depth interviews with Botso; his
colleagues and members of his family, as well as current and former
students -- including five-time Grammy Award winner Kent Nagano. A team
of Central Coast and Georgian filmmakers spent two weeks on location in
the Republic of Georgia during July of 2007. There, they captured the
unique and vibrant culture of Botso's birthplace, and examined the
brutal challenges he and his family faced in this former Soviet
province. Artistic recreations, archival photographs and vintage movie
clips will be seamlessly blended into the final digital editing process.