SEARCH FOR TRUTH:The Responsibility of the Media, The Government, and the American
Trent presents her documentary, The Panama Deception, as a springboard
for analyzing currentdomestic and international events as well as an illuminating
case studyof government deception and media disinformation. It is a poignant
and alarming reflection of what is unfolding today. This presentation exposes
the forces controlling our media as well as our government's covert polices. The
Panama Deception reveals the untold story of the US invasion, the shocking events
of the assault, and the true motivation for the invasion, explaining how and why
the mainstream media collaborated with the US government to censor information
and deceive the public. Read a recommendation of
this lecture. Read the Action Alert.
Read the article that appeared in The Colorado
Daily. View photos.
Woman of Courage:The Evolving Role of An Activist
Trent will speak about her lifelong commitment to change, reflecting on the personal
costs, successes and failures. Her story chronicles anti-war activism in
the 60's and 70's; the drug culture and addressing problems of abuse; her experience
as a welfare mother; training organizers under president Carter for Peace Corps
and VISTA; her ongoing efforts to democratize the media culminating in her fearless
journalistic work in Panama which won her an Oscar in 1993; her creativity
in assisting her mother and fatherto a dignified death; and present efforts to
respond to a future threatenedby war, globalization, and the relentless attack
on civil liberties inthe name of anti-terrorisim. Read
recommendations of this lecture. View flyer
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Government, Drugs, Your Freedom, and Your Future
film COVERUP: Behindthe Iran Contra Affair discloses the historical involvement
of the US governmentand the CIA in facilitating the shipment of illegal drugs
into the US,from the heroin epidemic of the Vietnam war to the cocaine and crack
epidemic of the Contra war in Nicaragua. COVERUP reveals a tangled
tale ofpolitics, hostages, weapons, assassinations, covert operations,and a planto
suspend the Constitution of the United States. A screening plus Q&A
wtih director Trent sheds light on this story of war for profit and ideological
fanaticism that eerily repeats itself today. Read
a recommendation of this lecture. Read the Action
Alert. View photos.
Economics of Censorship
Trent outlines whythe news, including TV documentaries, reflect a monolithic perspective
and explains why the "free press" of the United States presents no realthreat
to the present arrangement of power and wealth in this country. Drawing from over
15 years as a filmmaker, she walks her audience through the obstacles to a courageous
and independent media with anecdotes drawn from her own experience producing,
directing, and distributing three controversial and award winning feature documentaries.
Read the article that appeared in The Times-News.
it to the Theaters
workshop on self-distributionof issue-oriented film and video based on the model
created by the Empowerment Project for the distribution of COVERUP: Behind
the Iran Contra Affairand Academy Award winning The Panama Deception.
Appropriate for serious filmmakers. This is a best presented as a two to three
hour workshop and includes a manual. Read a recommendation
of this lecture.
To Make IndependentDocumentary Films
talk that includes:what it takes to produce a documentary, how to budget, how
to assemblea team, how to raise money, how the editing process works, what's involvedin
post production, ethical issues that arise, and how to distribute yourfilm. You'll
also hear Barbara's unique insights on how to get issue orientedor "difficult"
film funded, made and distributed. For serious filmmakers.This is best presented
as a three to four hour workshop. Read a recommendation
of this lecture.
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