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Freedom to Make Music

Music

The Pros and Cons Program in Canada mentors inmates in a music program that focuses on rehabilitation and restorative justice. The program was founded by Hugh Christopher Brown. He and the inmates write, arrange and record songs entirely within the confines of the prison walls.

Decoding the Trump Virus

Essay

He has clearly become a global meme, capturing humanity’s attention and drawing psychic energy from millions of people hanging on his every word and action. What impact does this have on us and what power does it give him?

Big Lazy | Music for Unsettling Times

Music

Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, Big Lazy conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms.

A Conversation with Alanis Obomsawin

Music

Alanis Obomsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation and one of Canada's foremost activist documentary filmmakers. Obomsawin began her artistic life as a singer-songwriter in the 1960s, as indigenous artists from across North America were rallying in new assertions of cultural identity, consciousness, and political rights, calling for reckonings with oppressive colonial history.

FILM | LIFEBOAT, Refugees Adrift at Sea

Conversation

Kosmos Journal | In 2015, your team produced 50 Feet from Syria, a film focused on the civilian impact of the Syrian conflict. Your new film, Lifeboat, bears witness to refugees desperate enough to risk their lives in rubber boats leaving Libya. What was different for you personally about making those two films?

Playing for Change

Music

The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. No matter whether people come from different geographic, political, economic, spiritual or ideological backgrounds, music had the universal power to transcend and unite us as one human race. And with this truth firmly fixed in our minds, we set out to share it with the world.

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez | Break Free

Music

My identity and my life as an activist has a very specific energy that people associate me with. In many parts of my life, I saw it as definitely putting me in a box in the way people saw me and my story. People didn’t understand the complexity and diversity of what I was fighting for or the way I wanted to use my voice to influence change.

Being and Becoming in a Field of Resonance

Gallery

This body of work was my means of coming back to Life, emerging in a new way, transformed by my own shadow and light, and by the shadow of what our human activities are doing to the planet, the evolution by chance of the past, and the light of our enormous potential to choose conscious evolution and a new story today and every day.

From the Unreal to the Real

Article

The World Goodwill Seminars in London, Geneva, and New York explored the theme: From the Unreal to the Real. The meetings contained some deep reflections on the nature and importance of truth in four main areas: journalism/media, education, science, and art.