Tuesday, October 13, 2009

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News from Tribe of Heart , Producers of PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME and THE WITNESS

Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home wins
Best Feature Documentary Award at Moondance!
Video highlights from world premiere • Details about upcoming festivals
Encore broadcast of The Witness on Tampa Bay PBS - WEDU

Dear Friends,
We are back from Boulder, where Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home won the "Spirit of Moondance" Best Feature Documentary award! The film is already off to a great start, thanks to the compassionate people of Boulder who gave us a warm reception with a full house screening and a standing-room-only Q&A following the film.

Because a picture is worth a thousand words, and a video is worth even more, we have compiled some images and interviews from our world premiere weekend to help share the experience with you. Watch them now!
PK Premiere Video
Click here to watch video and see slide show
The weekend's events brought together an inspired and inspiring team of individuals whose dedication and infectious enthusiasm helped make the premiere a success. Our sincerest gratitude goes out to the film's associate producers Eric Huang and Kevin Smith, Tribe of Heart's international coordinator Italia Millan, and extaordinary volunteers Pam Page, Barbara Bear and Matt Bear, along with Donna Marino and Kellie Cremer, and of course, Harold Brown, who made the trip to Boulder to participate in the premiere events and to give a presentation the following day.
We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to the other subjects of the film who were not able to attend: Howard and Willow Jeane, Cheri and Jim, Cayce and Jason; to Kevin and Joy, whose musical talents infused the film with energy and spirit; and to the many friends and colleagues of Tribe of Heart whose generosity and assitance made this film project possible and who helped see it through the many challenges to the finish line. We felt all of you with us when the lights dimmed and the first frame appeared on screen. We hope to meet up with many of you as we take the film on the road in the coming months.
RaccoonOn our last night in Boulder, we were given a very personal reminder that to each animal in need, even the smallest gesture of help can make all the difference in the world. You can read the story of Ronnie, one very lucky raccoon, here. What a fitting way to end our World Premiere Weekend!
Warm wishes,
James LaVeck and Jenny Stein
Co-founders of Tribe of Heart
PS: DVD release in 2010. Details to come.

Tribe of Heart currently has a pressing need for financial support to help bring this life-changing documentary to the widest possible audience. Please consider making a donation today to help support the launch of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home. Thank you!

Donations can be made online or mailed to:
Tribe of Heart, PO Box 149, Ithaca, NY 14851 USA

WEDU broadcast
The Witness will have an encore broadcast on Tampa PBS - WEDU+
Animal Awareness Night
Sunday, Oct. 11 at 10:00 PM
Comcast channel 203, Verizon Fios channel 476, Brighthouse channel 605 or over-the-air on digital broadcast channel 3.4
Earlier this year, The Witness was broadcast on Tampa Bay's PBS affiliate WEDU, thanks to the efforts of local attorney Isabelle Tassi, who brought the documentary to the attention of WEDU's Vice President of Content Jack Conely. Now WEDU+ will be showing the film again as part of its Animal Awareness Night of programming this Sunday at 10 PM.
The other films being shown are Guardians of the Gulf, looking at the impact of Red Tide on local and worldwide waterways (8 PM), Fifteen Legs, about a pioneering group of activists dedicated to preserving the lives of domestic animals in America (9 PM), and the WEDU productions Horses of Proud Spirit (9:30) and Dolphin Rescue (11 PM), along with a special episode of Up Close with Cathy Unruh devoted to protecting black cats (11:30 PM).
Please encourage your friends and family in West Central Florida to tune in! More details

Their fate will be sealed in the next few weeks. Please take a moment to learn more about this time-sensitive situation and to sign our petition. You can also follow our efforts to save the deer on Facebook and Twitter .

Next Stops on the
Film Festival Circuit

Hot Springs Film Fest
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Hot Springs, Arkansas

Screening Times
Peaceable Kingdom:
The Journey Home

Friday, Oct. 23 at 3:25 PM
Sunday, Oct. 25 at 10:05 AM
Each screening will be followed by
Q&A with filmmakers Jenny Stein
and James LaVeck
Environmental Panel
Saturday, Oct. 24 at 10:30 AM
Producer James LaVeck will be one of the participants in a panel discussion which also includes Robert Kenner, the filmmaker of Food, Inc.
Learn more about these events

Orlando FF
Orlando Film Festival
Orlando, Florida
FREE Screening
Peaceable Kingdom:
The Journey Home

Thursday, Nov. 5 at 4:30 PM
Followed by Q&A with filmmakers
Jenny Stein and James LaVeck
Learn more about this event

Ojai FF
Ojai-Ventura International Film Festival
Ojai, California
Screening Times
Peaceable Kingdom:
The Journey Home

Friday, Nov. 6 at 3 PM
Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 AM
Each screening will be followed by Q&A with director Jenny Stein, producer James LaVeck, and assoc. producer Kevin Smith
Learn more about this event

St Louis FF
St. Louis International Film Festival
St. Louis, Missouri
Screening Time
Peaceable Kingdom:
The Journey Home

Saturday, Nov. 14
Time and Location TBA
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.
Stay tuned for more details about our screening event!

Jim Vandersluis
Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis
Maple Farm Sanctuary's Annual Picnic Fundraiser
Sunday, Oct. 18, 1-5 PM
101 North Ave., Mendon, MA
Special Guest Harold Brown

Two of the seven subjects of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home, Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis and Jim Vandersluis, are the founders of Maple Farm Sanctuary. In the film, they tell the touching story of how they once raised goats and cows for dairy production until their conscience demanded they forge a more authentic relationship with the animals they cared for.
Harold BrownYou can meet Cheri, Jim, and fellow film subject Harold Brown at Maple Farm Sanctuary's annual picnic and fundraiser. Learn more here.

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