The renowned author of Diet for a Small Planet, Frances Moore Lappé, captivated over a thousand people in public forums hosted by USC Canada on Jan 31 and Feb 1. FTP Media and Rabble.ca webcast USC Canada’s January 31st event entitled, “The World We Want – An Evening with Frances Moore Lappé”.
On Thursday Nov. 11, internationally acclaimed author Naomi Klein, Juno award winning singer, musician Hawksley Workman, comic Martha Chaves, activist Judy Rebick and electronic group LAL took the stage in Toronto at the Great Hall, 1087 Queen St. W. to raise funds for the G20 arrestees. rabble live streamed the event making it a virtual telethon. FTP Media volunteered time, equipment and labour in support of the G20 Fundraiser by webcasting the event for viewers from all across Canada, thus helping to increase awareness and donations to the G20 Legal Defense Fund.
This video documents a live video installation presented at the Junction Arts Festival, September 11th 2010. Part of the Crow project, this video was installed between the trees next to the gazebo on Dundas Street West, near St. John’s Road and depicts the felling of a birch tree in my backyard. The tree needed to be cut down due to infestation. I documented the process because I was saddened by the loss of the beautiful Paper Birch tree (Betula papyrifera) which I’d grown up with in my backyard. I chose this video in keeping with the “environment” theme of this year’s festival. The installation was produced with the support of the Sustainability Network. Learn about the enhancement and protection of urban forests at LEAF (Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests).