We know, we know. It's Monday, not Video Friday. But this trailer is too good not to share!
Award winning documentary filmmaker Patrick Mureithi, a Kenyan native, traveled to Rwanda to film a gathering of 10 survivors and 10 perpetrators of the 1994 genocide.
ICYIZERE:hope is a documentary about the experiences of the participants, as they are taught about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and go through a series of group exercises to help build trust. The film also explores how the media was used to incite fear, hatred and, ultimately, genocide, as it is the filmmaker’s belief that just as media can and has been used to divide and destroy, so can it be used to unite and to heal.
To learn more about Patrick Mureithi, please visit JodiSolomonSpeaker/PatrickMureithi.
Treehugger recently posted a wonderful article: 5 Ugly Truths You May Not Know About the Beauty Industry featuring our friend Stacy Malkan, who shared some of the startling facts about the beauty industry. We've listed a few below, but please visit Treehugger for the complete article.
- Did you know . . . many companies that donate to breast-cancer research still use carcinogens in their products?
- Did you know . . . many personal-care products contain toxic chemicals not listed on labels?
- And did you know . . . not one of the mainstream beauty giants has signed the Compact for Safe Cosmetics pledge?
And my favorite piece? Many of the major cosmetics firms have developed their own "green" product lines. "The Origins brand by Estée Lauder, for example, brags that it is free of a long list of hazardous chemicals," says Malkan. "So if Estée Lauder has already figured out how to make products without the harmful chemicals, why do they continue to use those chemicals in all their other product lines?"
To learn more about Stacy Malkan and her organization The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, please visit JodiSolomonSpeakers/StacyMalkan.
Starting with Beverly Hills 90210, Melrose Place and Ally McBeal in the 1990s and ending with Gossip Girl, Grey’s Anatomy and the 2008 presidential race, Enlightened Sexism chronicles the widening gap between the images of women in the mass media and the everyday lives of girls and women in the United States.