Clear and Free - Yes on Measure P music video
The music video “Clear and Free” was shot in Santa Cruz with local musicians. The song is based on “This Land is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie with verses related to water, rain, the ocean and desalination.
- Aileen Vance - Guitar and Vocals
- Matt Conable - Guitar and Vocals
- Alan Voegtlen - Saxophone
- Gail Swain - Vocals
- Curtis Swain - Washboard
- Midyne Spear - Harp and Vocals
- Michael Levy - Vocals
- Russell Brutsché - Artwork and Vocals
- Dayan Kai - Mandolin, Congas, and Vocals
- Steve Uccello – String Bass
Guarantee Our Right To Vote
Talk and walk with five former Santa Cruz Mayors and one former County Supervisor to emphasize the people’s guaranteed right to vote on whether a large desalination project should be built in Santa Cruz. Filmed on April 7th, 2012 at Mitchell’s Cove.
Connecting the Dots: Water and UCSC Expansion
On April 29, 2012 a panel consisting of four diverse people spoke about the connection between water issues in Santa Cruz, including desalination, and the expansion of UCSC in Santa Cruz, California.
Community Television of Santa Cruz
New! EcoReview with host Thom Harvey. Stopping Global Deforestation and Cleaning our Oceans. Filmed July 25, 2012.
NGO Clean cookstove provider Project Gaia Executive Director Harry Stokes joins marine biologist and sea turtle specialist Dr Wallace “J” Nichols to discuss the problems caused by indoor open fire cooking ( the leading cause of deforestation globally) and our imperiled oceans stemming from extractive fossil fuel and nuclear fuel use impacts.
From Fukushima to the Gulf, from the Amazon to the heart of Africa, mankind is employing dangerous and damaging methods and energies to power applications including cooking, refrigeration, electrical production and transportation. Fossil fuels have tremendous negative impacts on life supporting habitat and resources and simple changes to clean fuels and in the ways we look at and interact with nature can change this calamitous course.
Caller David, at 44:45 into the video, asks a question about the effect of desalination on the ocean and another question about “fracking”. The fracking question is answered first, and then the desel question is answered at 47:00 into the video.
Human Rights Here Now (HRHN) program #37 - Host Paul Sweet and guests Cherie and Peter Scott discuss the history of environmental activism in Santa Cruz. There is also some music and singing with Peter. Filmed and originally broadcast in June 2012.
Voices From The Village (VFTV) - In the first of two segments, host Louis LaFortune, Paul Gratz, and James Bentley talk about the Desalination issue. Filmed February 26th, 2012.
Human Rights Here Now (HRHN) program #29 – Host Paul Sweet discusses “Water as Human Right” with guests Bruce Van Allen, Ellen Murtha, and Rick Longinotti. Filmed November, 2011. This show was originally broadcast on Community Television of Santa Cruz, and is available here from the Alliance For Human Rights of Santa Cruz County.
Desalination vs Alternatives: A Subject For Debate - Debate between City of Santa Cruz proponents for building a seawater desalination plant and participants advocating alternatives. Speakers: Mike Rotkin, Toby Goddard, Rick Longinotti, James Bentley. Filmed April 14th,2011.
California Coastal Commission, History & Function - Mark Stone, vice-chair of the Coastal Commission and Santa Cruz County Supervisor, gives a talk about the Commission’s history and function to the Santa Cruz County Democratic Women’s Club.
Public Broadcasting System (PBS)
American Experience – Earth Days The inspiring story of the modern environmental movement. It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Barack Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green?” This program looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement – from its post-war rumblings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. The stories of the era’s pioneers – among them former Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall; biologist/Population Bomb author Paul Ehrlich; Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand; Apollo Nine astronaut Rusty Schweickart; and renewable energy pioneer Hunter Lovins – are illustrated with an incredible array of footage from candy-colored Eisenhower-era tableau to classic tear-jerking 1970s anti-litterbug PSAs. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, this film is both a meditation on man’s complex relationship with nature and a history of the revolutionary achievements – and missed opportunities – of groundbreaking eco-activism. Originally broadcast in 2009, and rebroadcast on PBS for Earth Day 2012.
Saving The Bay - Narrated by Robert Redford, this lively and timely series is about one of America’s greatest natural resources – San Francisco Bay. Shot in high definition, it consists of four episodes focusing on the geological, cultural, and developmental history of San Francisco Bay and the larger northern California watershed, from the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
From the Gold Rush to the Golden Gate Bridge, and through World’s Fairs and World Wars, San Francisco Bay has been central to the identity of one of the world’s leading economic, academic, recreational, and cultural regions. This series explores its evolution, how we almost lost and then saved the Bay, and how we are planning for the future, including wetland restoration, increased public access, and balancing the often competing needs of a fragile ecosystem that is the centerpiece of a major urban area. Includes the inspirational story of the small group of women from Berkeley who got organized and stopped the filling in of San Francisco Bay. Saving the Bay aired nationally as a PBS prime time special over four weeks in April and May 2011.
Independent Videos and Documentaries
New! 2012 The Mayan Word - Everyone is talking about the Mayan Prophecies of 2012. But who is listening to the Maya? This groundbreaking documentary brings us the voices of the Mayan people as they share their perspectives on the prophecies of their ancestors and their fight to defend Mother Earth and their culture from destruction. 2012 The Mayan Word is both a message of hope and a call to action. Featuring testimonies from contemporary Mayans throughout Mesoamerica, from spiritual guides to activists, community leaders, farmers, artists, teachers, and children, this film is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Mayan struggle and spirituality.
This film touches on many of the same issues that we are experiencing in our smaller, but no less important, struggle here locally to protect our land from permanent destruction by UCSC expansion and to prevent the pollution of our ocean by the Santa Cruz City Water Department. When you have time, you should really set aside an hour to check this one out.
Milestones in the Extirpation of San Lorenzo River Coho Salmon – four parts
Humpback Whale Videos
Are there really Humpback Whales in Santa Cruz?
Humpback Whale Shows AMAZING Appreciation After Being Freed From Nets