Video shot by Allison Weller and Jessica McKernon
SACRAMENTO, CA – “Media Edge” is a video magazine series produced in Sacramento County and presented on many cable access channels in the United States. Most of our recent episodes can also be seen online. “Media Edge” has offered two hours of in-depth, thought-provoking, progressive viewpoints every week since April 2005. “Media Edge” features segments created by local producers, along with nationally distributed videos and documentaries.
On August 14 at 8 PM on channel 17, episode #327 of “Media Edge” will feature:
“An Evening of Music and Comedy: Dave Lippman” (69 minutes)
Last year, satirical songwriter and comedian Dave Lippman brought his “viciously funny” show to the California Stage in Sacramento. A Media Edge crew was there to record this hilarious performance of “Wild Bill Bailout, the Bard of the Bankers.” Audiences have enjoyed the post-corporate comic stylings of Lippman, an anti-war troubadour who afflicts the complacent, takes the air out of the windbags of the week, de-distorts history, and updates worn-out songs with parody and thrust. Plus two other programs —
“Sleepless in Gaza…and Jerusalem” (26 minutes) — Meet Arab Knesset members to find out what they have to say about the rights of non-Jewish citizens in the state of Israel.
“The Story of Stuff” (21 minutes) — an animated documentary about the lifecycle of material goods — is one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films of all time.
All entries must be received by August 10, 2011! Winners will be announced at the Award Ceremony held during the ACM Western Region’s Annual Conference, October 8, 2011 in San Jose, CA! So save the date!
And don’t forget to check out the Brian Wilson Mentorship Award for commendable PEG Access Board, staff and volunteers! Submit their names and honor them, as they deserve. Check out acmwest.org for more information and the nomination form.
Caverly Morgan from One House of Peace returns to LiveWire to talk about their upcoming workshop “The Gift of Conscious, Compassionate Communication”. The Instructor teaches you the peaceful discipline of speaking in thoughtful way through meditation practices and more. The event happens on Saturday, July 2nd at The Yoga Seed at 1pm. It is located at 1400 E Street. For details about this event log on to www.OneHouseOfPeace.org.
Also featured on this week’s show is “The 7th Annual Japanese Film Festival”. Organizers of the festival will be present to talk about the festival and share some clips of some of the great films that will be shown at the Festival. The event will include many films including the 1954 classic film “Seven Samurai”, a documentary titled “One Big Hapa Family”, a deep and intense feature length animated film “Tokyo Godfather”, and the winner of 2 Japanese Academy Awards “Dear Doctor”.
The festival happens at The Crest Theatre at 1013 K Street starting July 8th through 10th. For details about the festival visit www.SacJapaneseFilmFestival.net.
Tune in to LiveWire on Wednesday, June 29th at 5pm on Access Sacramento channel 17 or log on to www.AccessSacramento.org click ‘watch 17’ for the simulcast.