Monthly Archives: June 2011

US Producer Takes on ‘Child Troopers’

Child Troopers and Atlantic Star Productions are excited to announce producer Alec Pedersen to the team.

Director of Child Troopers, Ebony Butler, will be traveling to Los Angeles next week where she will work with Child Trooper’s U.S Producer, Alec Pedersen (The Cove; Unity). She will then head across to New York and Washington DC to conduct interviews and further research issues related to the film.

Research for the upcoming trip to America will focus on children in conflict & child soldiers, peace & justice, civilian protection & security, aid & development, modern day child slavery & child trafficking.

More information regarding Child Troopers will be released soon so keep checking in for updates! See: http://www.childtroopers.wordpress.com

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Social Media: Giving a Voice to the Silenced

Social Media Analyst from Exclusive Analysis talks about the importance of social media.

Social Media Revolution… On your watch, and mine. Trends are changing and news agencies and traditional media publishers / broadcasters are having to move with the times, putting a lot more emphasis on social media outlets like facebook and twitter. Social media plays such a vital role in society today and no one can disregard the benefits it brings, such as transparency and good governance… Social media in many senses has become much like a corporate or government watch dog. Beware: Big Brother is watching you. The best quality would have to be the way in which is gives people a voice. More importantly, it gives a real voice to the most oppressed, marginalized and underreported people in the world who would never have had a chance to tell their story or expose one’s suffering… That’s why I like social media. It really has the power to bring about positive change. Social media and the social media revolution has the power to mobilize the masses with information that can bring about change. Social media is instrumental in exposing crimes against humanity and oppressive governments and regimes around the world. With social media you can shine a light on global issues of significant import that would never have garnered the interest from traditional media agencies. The underreported and underrepresented can now have a face, and a voice. There may be a lot of not so good points regarding social media, but no one can deny that the good outweighs the bad!

Freakonomics Film Trailer – Jigsaw

Freakonomics, “Pure Corruption” – Trailer from Jigsaw Productions on Vimeo.

What really makes people do the things they do? FREAKONOMICS, the omnibus documentary adaptation of the bestselling book, unveils the incentives-based thinking in the world around us. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies. The segment “Pure Corruption,” written and directed by Alex Gibney, reveals the rampant and systematic cheating that goes on in Sumo wrestling matches. Long-term analysis of match data shows that wrestlers are often guilty of game fixing and whistleblowers are often ignored or, worse, threatened or penalized. As a result of the pure, spiritual façade of the sport, all involved seem to have been impervious to criticism—until now.

Business Fights Poverty

The power to fight poverty from Business Fights Poverty on Vimeo.

http://www.businessfightspoverty.org

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