Friday, August 24, 2012

Composer hard at work


Nik is working on music score for "9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey".   Nothing like a looming deadline to stir the juices!

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Monday, August 20, 2012

9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey

The deadline draws near for completion of my new film "9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey"  and the date of the preview premier also gets closer (September 8).  In order to fill the gap left by the primary funder pulling out "due to philosophical differences and the direction of the film", I launched a Kickstarter campaign to feed the rest of the process and get me to NYC for the premier.  Please check it out and if you like what you see, please consider a donation to help me meet my goal of $1500.       


This short documentary is a followup to my 2006 film “9/11 Dust and Deceit” about people who have suffered from the health effects of the toxic dust of September 11, 2001, many of whom are still not getting the health care they need.   The film seeks to show solutions, and asks how those directly affected by illness, and all of us still grieving, can heal from 9/11.   

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Saturday, August 18, 2012


One of the songs we performed at the Solstice Festival in Santa Barbara for the first time was "Fukushima" which I wrote thinking about how the government and officials act the same when disaster strikes, whether manmade or environmental; they don't tell the truth and it affects the health of people for years to come.  Half way through writing the song, doing some research I found out that sunflowers absorb some radiation and were being planted by the millions in Japan.  

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The Away Team at Solstice

The Away Team performed at this year's Summer Solstice Festival in Santa Barbara, If you've never seen the Solstice Parade it is not to be missed. You can check it out here About 100,000 spectators are entertained by the people powered floats, ensembles, dancers which can be likened to Brazil's Carnival Santa Barbara style. The Festival is three days with music, art, crafts and food, a drum circle, a DJ area, and a kid's festival. The parade began 38 years ago as a birthday party for a local mime artist Michael Gonzales, parading down the street in costume.

It's taken me awhile to get back to blogging. After Solstice I had to seriously get in gear to get my followup to my 2006 film "9/11 Dust and Deceit" ready to go for a September premier in NYC. This short film "9/11 Dust: A Healing Journey" will look at how those affected by the toxic dust of 9/11 are faring, the Zadroga Bill, and looking at how we can all heal from 9/11.

So, here's a photo taken by Steve Fields (from the band Bunnyhead) of Nik Green and myself, Penny Little, at Solstice 2012.


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