Lisa Madison

published Tapped Redirect 2011-10-28 21:34:35 -0400

published PRICELESS in Films 2011-07-26 10:10:12 -0400

published SPLIT ESTATE in Films 2011-07-25 11:17:08 -0400

published PetitionRedirect 2011-07-20 18:44:40 -0400

published Publicize Your Screening 2011-07-20 16:09:11 -0400

published Films 2011-06-27 16:45:18 -0400

Films

Welcome to the master directory of all Bullfrog Communities films. The titles below have been pre-licensed for you to use for public, ticketed screenings to engage your community in discussion and positive action.

Each film has a resource page with a customized discussion guide and electronic publicity resources for you to create an unforgettable event.

Let us know how it goes!

 

THE ACTIVISTS THE ACTIVISTS
Tells the story of activists who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, including their lives, the tactics they used, and the historical context.
AFTER THE SPILL AFTER THE SPILL
Introduces us to some of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's most aggrieved victims as well as those who are desperately trying to save Louisiana's eroding coastline.
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An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture.
ANTHROPOCENE ANTHROPOCENE
Examines whether human impact has tipped the planet into a new geological epoch, with all of its political, social and behavioral implications.
AWAKE AWAKE
Tells the story of the massive peaceful resistance led by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to the Dakota Access Pipeline through their land and underneath the Missouri River.
BARBERSHOP PUNK BARBERSHOP PUNK
A David & Goliath tale of one man's fight against restrictions by Internet service providers and governments on consumers' access to the internet.
BETTER THIS WORLD BETTER THIS WORLD
The story of two young Texans accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention reveals the workings of the post 9/11 security state.
BETWEEN TWO WORLDS BETWEEN TWO WORLDS
A personal essay revealing the passionate debates over identity and generational change inside today's American Jewish community.
BIDDER 70 BIDDER 70
The story of Tim DeChristopher's extraordinary, ingenious and effective act of civil disobedience drawing attention to the need for action on climate change.
BIOPHILIC DESIGN BIOPHILIC DESIGN
A design revolution that connects buildings to the natural world, buildings where people feel and perform better.
A BOLD PEACE A BOLD PEACE
Chronicles Costa Rica's abolition of its army almost 70 years ago and commitment to fostering a peaceful society, juxtaposing the national policy of demilitarization with their investment in education, health, and the environment.
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Extols the many benefits of industrial hemp for the environment and human health, while revealing the obstacles to what could be a thriving industry for U.S. farmers.
BROTHER TOWNS BROTHER TOWNS
An uplifting story about Jupiter, Florida's humane response to an influx of day laborers from Jacaltenango, Guatemala.
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER COME HELL OR HIGH WATER
When the graves of former slaves are bulldozed in Mississippi, a native son returns to protect the community they settled.
THE COMING WAR ON CHINA THE COMING WAR ON CHINA
John Pilger reveals that the United States and China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.
DAMNATION DAMNATION
Exposes the unintended environmental, health and social consequences of our addiction to our digital devices.
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Explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers.
DIRTY BUSINESS DIRTY BUSINESS
Reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and looks at promising developments in renewable energy technology.
DISTURBING THE PEACE DISTURBING THE PEACE
A story of the human potential unleashed when we stop participating in a story that no longer serves us and, with the power of our convictions, take action to create new possibilities.
DIVEST! DIVEST!
Chronicles 350.org's Do the Math bus tour as it launched the fossil fuel divestment campaign onto the national and ultimately international stage.
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Tells the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America.
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Tells the story of Dr. William Hurwitz — a preeminent pain specialist sentenced to 25 years in prison for drug trafficking — providing a window into the ethical dilemma and complexities involved in opioid painkiller prescriptions.
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José is an excellent student with a bright future except that he is undocumented, the child of migrant farm laborers in California's Salinas Valley. What is lost when kids like José are denied opportunities?
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The story of Britain's longest strike, the 1984-85 miners' strike, when Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, as told by those who lived through it.
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE A FIERCE GREEN FIRE
The documentary of record on the environmental movement.
THE FLAW

THE FLAW
Tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash of 2008, and clearly explains how excessive income inequality leads to economic instability.

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE

THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE
Through the heart and photographic lens of acclaimed photographer Jo-Anne McArthur, we become intimately familiar with a cast of non-human animals.

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Explores the life and legacy of famed conservationist Aldo Leopold (A Sand County Almanac) and his land ethic philosophy.
GROUNDSWELL RISING GROUNDSWELL RISING
Documents the opposition from both sides of the political spectrum to the ubiquitous practice of fracking for natural gas, and the health and environmental reasons behind it.
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Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.
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Filmmaker Josh Fox travels to 12 countries on 6 continents to investigate climate change and uncover the answer to a difficult and fundamental question: what is it that climate change can't destroy?
HUMAN TERRAIN HUMAN TERRAIN
Examines and questions the US military's new counterinsurgency initiative, under which social scientists are embedded with combat troops.
INCARCERATING US INCARCERATING US
Exposes America's prison problem and explores various criminal-justice reforms.
JUMBO WILD JUMBO WILD
Highlights the tension between the protection of wilderness and ever-increasing development interests in wild places, bringing to life the passionate fight to protect British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley.
JUST EAT IT JUST EAT IT
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. (Campus and campus-wide screenings only)
LOVE & SOLIDARITY LOVE & SOLIDARITY
An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson.
LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY
Passion, creative energy and persistence come together when Berkeley advocates and educators tackle food reform and justice in their schools and neighborhoods.
MONEY AND MEDICINE MONEY AND MEDICINE
An investigation of the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending as well as the dangers patients face from over-diagnosis and over-treatment.
OIL & WATER OIL & WATER
The true story of two boys coming of age as they look for solutions to the global problem of reckless oil drilling following one of the world's worst toxic disasters.
PLANEAT PLANEAT
Makes the case for a plant-based diet, which is good for our bodies, good for the environment, and mitigates climate change.
PLANETARY PLANETARY
A provocative cinematic journey that explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species.
PLASTIC PARADISE PLASTIC PARADISE
Angela Sun reveals the effects of our rabid plastic consumption as she investigates The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
PLAY AGAIN PLAY AGAIN
What are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?
PRICELESS PRICELESS
A non-partisan look at the consequences of big-money campaign donations and a Capitol overrun by lobbyists.
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Presents new solutions to the global problem of waste.
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Examines the unprecedented reform of one of the harshest criminal sentencing policies in the country through the eyes of those on the front lines.
SEMPER FI SEMPER FI
Reveals the Marine Corps' cover-up at Camp Lejeune of one of the largest water contamination incidents in US history.
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Uses shocking examples of cover-ups and censorship by the US media to show how a few mega corporations exercise control over the content of our news.
SHIFT CHANGE SHIFT CHANGE
Tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that compete successfully in today's economy.
SPLIT ESTATE SPLIT ESTATE
Cracks the sugarcoating on natural gas "fracking" and an industry that assures us it is a good neighbor.
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In this 4-part series, indigenous people from eight different cultures stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.
TAPPED TAPPED
An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
TREES IN TROUBLE TREES IN TROUBLE
Documents how a city responds to the imminent tree crisis caused by invasive insects such as the emerald ash borer.
THE TRUE COST THE TRUE COST
Groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE
John Pilger's powerful and timely investigation into the media's role in war.
THE WAR YOU DON'T SEE WECONOMICS: ITALY
Reports on the extensive and innovative cooperative economy in the region around Bologna.
WE ARE NOT GHOSTS WE ARE NOT GHOSTS
Detroiters are reinventing the old Motor City as a vibrant new self-sustaining and human-scaled city for a post-industrial world.
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A compelling examination of brutality, self-deception, guilt and the nature of justice.
WHICH WAY HOME WHICH WAY HOME
The personal side of immigration as child migrants from Mexico and Central America risk everything to make it to the US riding atop freight trains.
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An immersive, life-affirming depiction of people coming to terms with mortality by embracing their connection to timeless natural cycles.
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE
Examines the challenges that climate change poses and discusses meaningful action that can be taken by individuals and communities.

 

Special Title Request

Interested in a Bullfrog Films title not listed on Bullfrog Communities? Email info@bullfrogcommunities.com to make a request and book your community screening HERE.


published TAPPED in Films 2011-06-27 16:44:49 -0400

published Welcome! in Join the Discussion 2011-06-07 17:23:31 -0400

Welcome!


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 Build Your Community 2011-06-06 15:04:53 -0400

Build Your Community

Welcome to Bullfrog Communities


At the heart of Bullfrog Communities is documentary film used to enact change in the world. We believe that documentary film is the perfect medium to inspire action around any number of social, political or environmental issues that we face today. 

 

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Be the change-maker: Host a ticketed, public screening of a documentary film to start the conversation in your community. You don’t have to worry about copyright infringement because we’ve already secured the rights for you.

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Use Bullfrog Communities to publicize your event with easy-to-use invitations and RSVP systems that allow YOU to communicate with YOUR community. Plant the seed and watch it grow.

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Bullfrog Communities Screening Guide

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Screening Guide

 

Pricing

Bullfrog Communities offers three standard community screening licenses for one-time screenings, with fees based on the number of people you expect to attend. However, prices may vary depending on the title and package offered. See each title's "Book a Screening" page to see specific prices and available packages. Some titles have free-admission-only screening options. "House Party" purchases are also available for some films for screenings hosted at home (only).

• Small Community Screening (1-50 people attending).................................$100 
(View screening license here.)

• Medium Community Screening (51-100 people attending).........................$200 
(View screening license here.)

• Large Community Screening (100+ people attending).................................$350 
(View screening license here.)

• Home Use House Party..................................................................................$24.95 - 29.95 
(View screening license here.)
(Only with friends and family. Not available for all titles.)

Except for Home Use House Parties or specifically licensed free-admission screenings, community screening licenses from Bullfrog Communities allow you to host a screening, charge admission, and keep the proceeds! Use our films to fund-raise for a favorite cause, support a local charity, or raise operating funds for your grassroots or non-profit organization. After purchasing your screening license, your online order confirmation will contain a link to a page where you can register your event and use our online publicity.

Special Title Request

Interested in a Bullfrog Films title not listed on Bullfrog Communities? Email info@bullfrogcommunities.com to make a request and book your community screening HERE.

 

Need more?

In addition to securing excellent films for you to screen to your community, we also participate in partnership campaigns and  the development of petitions, to provide you with opportunities to enact change on a grassroots level regarding important social, environmental and political issues. Please click here to see active campaigns.


published Find an Event 2011-06-06 15:03:01 -0400

published Take Action 2011-06-06 14:59:06 -0400

Take Action

Be an Activist

We are all activists at heart, fighting for what we believe is fair and just in this world.

At Bullfrog Communities we take our responsibility as activists seriously in our distribution and delivery of important films, as well as in our participation in partnership campaigns and the development of petitions, to provide you with opportunities to enact change on a grassroots level, so we can utilize our collective voice to better this world.

GET INVOLVED & HOST A SCREENING

See our films' resource pages to find links to organizations working on the issues presented in the films. See our discussion guides, each with a take action section, to promote post-screening discussion and action.


Previous Petitions:

Help Reduce the True Cost of Fast Fashion: Become a Responsible Clothing Consumer

This (off-site) TakePart petition was created by 1% for the Planet in conjunction with the documentary The True Cost.

Crack Down on Deadbeat Dams!

This (off-site) Change.org petition was created in conjunction with the documentary film DamNation, and supporting partners Patagonia and Save Our Wild Salmon.

Join the Effort to Overturn Citizens United!

Partnership campaign with Priceless and Public Citizen's Democracy Is For People campaign.

Stop deporting parents NOW!

Partnership campaign with Which Way Home and National Center for Refugee and Immigrant Children (NCRIC), a program of the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI).

End Too-Big-to-Fail. Restore Glass-Steagall!

Campaign with The Flaw.

Get Plastic Water Bottles out of ALL National Parks!

Partnership campaign with Tapped and Corporate Accountability International's Think Outside the Bottle Campaign.

Stop plastic water bottles from polluting the Grand Canyon!

Campaign with Tapped.


Partnerships:

6th Annual Hemp History Week: June 1-7, 2015

Partnership campaign with Bringing It Home and Hemp History Week.




 


published Home 2011-06-04 22:25:00 -0400

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Energize Your Community with Film


Join Bullfrog Communities
and the ongoing discussion about issues that concern us all.

Educate and energize your community using the unique power of film.

Make a film screening the centerpiece of your fundraising event.


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published Economic Justice in Explore Issue Areas 2011-05-25 18:08:37 -0400

Economic Justice



“Free market” advocates have tried to perpetuate three great economic myths, all of which have recently been exposed. Trickle-down economics does not work. Free markets do not automatically self-correct.  And perhaps most importantly, allowing income inequality to grow larger and larger is not only bad for a society’s morale, it inevitably leads to economic instability.  The ECONOMIC JUSTICE Bullfrog Community encourages public education on timely economic issues that affect us all: the recent credit bubble burst, the current global financial crisis, the influence of special-interest money in politics, our over-consumption "disease", and new ideas on measuring the success of the economy. Join in and speak up!

Host a screening today to find out what's at stake, and how you can help.

 

THE TRUE COST (92 min)
Groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
DEATH BY DESIGN (73 min)
Exposes the unintended environmental, health and social consequences of our addiction to our digital devices.
 
LOVE & SOLIDARITY(38 min)
An exploration of nonviolence and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson.
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Reports on the extensive and innovative cooperative economy in the region around Bologna.
 
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Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma López unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain.
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Investigates employee-owned businesses that provide secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces even in today's economic crisis.
 
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The story of Britain's longest strike, the 1984-85 miners' strike, when Margaret Thatcher declared war on the unions, as told by those who lived through it.
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Detroiters are reinventing the old Motor City as a vibrant new self-sustaining and human-scaled city for a post industrial world.
 
THE FLAW (82 min)
The story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash of 2008, and how excessive income inequality leads to economic instability.
PRICELESS (58 min)
A non-partisan look at the consequences of big-money campaign donations and a Capitol overrun by lobbyists.
 
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An investigation of the dangers the nation faces from runaway health care spending.

published Food & Water in Explore Issue Areas 2011-05-25 18:05:00 -0400

Food & Water

Healthy food and clean water is central to everyone's survival and access to both is a fundamental human right.  In the FOOD & WATER Bullfrog Community, we'll encourage local, sustainable agriculture and agroecological approaches to farming, so that we take care to nourish ourselves as well as the land that feeds us. And we'll advocate water conservation and efforts to protect and restore water quality, so that our aquatic ecosystems and drinking water are healthful.

Host a screening today to find out what's at stake, and how you can help.

LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY LUNCH LOVE COMMUNITY
(78 min)

Passion, creative energy and persistence come together when Berkeley advocates and educators tackle food reform and justice in their schools and neighborhoods.
JUST EAT IT (74 and 50 min)
Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of food waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. (Campus and campus-wide screenings only)
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An intimate portrait of an ancestral way of life under threat in a world increasingly dominated by large-scale industrial agriculture.
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Tells the entertaining tale of banning bottled water in small town America.
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Angela Sun reveals the effects of our rabid plastic consumption as she investigates The Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
TAPPED (75 min)
An unflinching examination of the big business of bottled water.
PLANEAT (72 min)
Makes the case for a plant-based diet, which is good for our bodies, good for the environment, and mitigates climate change.

published Explore Issue Areas 2011-05-25 18:02:41 -0400

Bullfrog Communities endeavors to provide you with inspiring and actionable documentaries in a wide range of issue areas. Click on an issue area below to access related films and news.

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published Join the Discussion 2011-05-11 10:20:00 -0400

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published About Us 2011-05-11 10:20:00 -0400

About 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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