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Watch: "Joey's Dream" by Cascadian Artists Joey Joseph & Bram Draper

Watch: "Joey's Dream" by Cascadian Artists Joey Joseph & Bram Draper

We are proud to share an awesome collaboration between CascadiaNow! project Vibrant Palette Arts Center (VPAC) and the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, which brought together local film maker Bram Draper and VPAC artist Joey Joseph to create the short animated film "Joey's Dream."

Cascadian Culture: A Vibrant Palette Arts Center Exhibition & Short Film Premiere

Cascadian Culture: A Vibrant Palette Arts Center Exhibition & Short Film Premiere

Join Vibrant Palette Arts Center, a project of CascadiaNow!, for their winter art show, exhibiting works by all eleven Vibrant Palette Artists. This show will also feature the world premiere of "Joey's Dream", a short animated film created by artists Joey Joseph and Bram Draper, partially sponsored by Office of Arts & Culture Seattle. This is an all ages event.

Occupied Cascadia Documentary Online

Occupied Cascadia Poster

Occupied Cascadia is a documentary released by Cascadia Matters, a collective of artists, writers, educators and media activists from Bend, Oregon which explores the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim.

The filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous. Their feature length documentary is not intended to be representative of the Cascadia movement, but instead add a powerful and compelling argument about a region occupied, and a landbase under siege. The film seeks to highlight the emerging ideas, struggles and times of the Cascadia bioregion and beyond. In order to effectively provide clean air and clean water for future generations, our attention must not only shift towards the bioregions of the Pacific Northwest, but also towards stopping corrosive agendas within them. The diverse voices throughout this land have forged the way for many movements and there is a growing necessity to inspire a unified culture of resistance. This film promotes that dialogue through bioregional awareness.

Occupied Cascadia PosterStories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown informs a re-birthed and growing culture of resistance.  Filming began during the outset of the populist “Occupy” movement, and finished by joining the voices seeking to re-contextualize popular revolt within our life-world as a movement to decolonize, un-occupy, and re-inhabit the living Earth through deep understanding and identification with our specific bioregions.

To find a showing near you, or if you are interested in helping organize a film showing for your region or school, visit the Cascadia Matters website at: http://cascadiamatters.org/events. If you’d like to get involved helping set up a film screening in your city or region, you can contact them directly at: cascadiamatters@gmail.com. This project was funded solely through the authors own dedication, and an amazing amount of independent crowdsourcing. If you appreciate their work, also think about donating via their website.

Occupied Cascadia Premiere Release and Film Tour

Occupied Cascadia is a documentary released by Cascadia Matters, a collective of artists, writers, educators and media activists from Bend, Oregon which explores the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim. It premiered on October 6th at the Tower Theatre in Bend, Oregon, beginning a region wide film tour that included Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, Victoria, Ellensburg in their first week, with many upcoming shows throughout the remainder of October and into November.

The filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous. Their feature length documentary is not intended to be representative of the Cascadia movement, but instead add a powerful and compelling argument about a region occupied, and a landbase under siege. The film seeks to highlight the emerging ideas, struggles and times of the Cascadia bioregion and beyond. In order to effectively provide clean air and clean water for future generations, our attention must not only shift towards the bioregions of the Pacific Northwest, but also towards stopping corrosive agendas within them. The diverse voices throughout this land have forged the way for many movements and there is a growing necessity to inspire a unified culture of resistance. This film promotes that dialogue through bioregional awareness.

Stories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown informs a re-birthed and growing culture of resistance.  Filming began during the outset of the populist “Occupy” movement, and finished by joining the voices seeking to re-contextualize popular revolt within our life-world as a movement to decolonize, un-occupy, and re-inhabit the living Earth through deep understanding and identification with our specific bioregions.

To find a showing near you, or if you are interested in helping organize a film showing for your region or school, visit the Cascadia Matters website at: http://cascadiamatters.org/events. If you’d like to get involved helping set up a film screening in your city or region, you can contact them directly at: cascadiamatters@gmail.com

Occupied Cascadia Documentary: Film Screening Locations and Dates for around the Northwest

Occupied Cascadia is a documentary being released by Cascadia Matters, a collective of artists, writers, educators and media activists from Bend, Oregon which explores the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim. The filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous. Their feature length documentary is not intended to be representative of the Cascadia movement, but instead add a powerful and compelling argument about a region occupied, and a landbase under siege. The film seeks to highlight the emerging ideas, struggles and times of the Cascadia bioregion and beyond. In order to effectively provide clean air and clean water for future generations, our attention must not only shift towards the bioregions of the Pacific Northwest, but also towards stopping corrosive agendas within them. The diverse voices throughout this land have forged the way for many movements and there is a growing necessity to inspire a unified culture of resistance. This film promotes that dialogue through bioregional awareness.

Stories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown informs a re-birthed and growing culture of resistance.  Filming began during the outset of the populist “Occupy” movement, and finished by joining the voices seeking to re-contextualize popular revolt within our life-world as a movement to decolonize, un-occupy, and re-inhabit the living Earth through deep understanding and identification with our specific bioregions.

Confirmed 2012 Fall Tour:

More information and an updated list of events can be found through the Cascadia Matters website at: http://cascadiamatters.org/events. In addition, a tentative schedule for other locations can be found at the bottom of the page. If you'd like to get involved helping set up a film screening in your city or region, you can contact them directly at: cascadiamatters@gmail.com

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Trailer 2:

Occupied Cascadia trailer 2 from Cascadia Matters on Vimeo.

 

Tentative 2012 Film Screening Schedule:

  • Saturday October 6-Bend
  • Sunday October 7-Portland
  • Monday October 8-Seattle
  • Tuesday October 9 – Ellensburg
  • Wednesday October 10- Lakewood
  • Thursday October 11- Bellingham
  • Saturday October 13- Lopez Island
  • Sunday October 14- Victoria
  •  Monday October 15- Quadra Island
  • Tuesday October 16- Tofino
  • Wednesday October 17- Squamish
  • Thursday October 18- Vancouver City
  • Friday October 19- Penticton
  • Saturday October 20- Kelowna
  • Sunday October 21 – Kamloops
  • Monday October 22 – Nelson
  • Tuesday 23- Sandpoint
  • Wednesday October 24- Spokane
  • Thurdsay October 25- Polson
  • Friday October 26- Missoula
  • Saturday October 27- Pablo, MT
  • Sunday October 28- Jackson
  • Monday October 29- Bosie
  • Tuesday October 30- Ashland
  • Wednesday October 31- Yreka
  • Thursday November 1- Orleans
  • Friday November 2- Happy Camp
  • Saturday November 3 – Arcata
  • Sunday November 4- Petrolia
  • Monday November 5 – Crescent City
  •  Thursday November 8 – Eugene
  • Friday November 9- Corvallis
  • Saturday November 10- Portland
  • Sunday November 11 – Hood River
  • Wednesday November 14- Olympia
  • November 15 – Seattle
  • November 16-25- Vancouver City

Occupied Cascadia Documentary to Premier October 6th

Occupied Cascadia is a documentary film both journalistic and expressionistic.  Exploring the emerging understanding of bioregionalism within the lands and waters of the Northeast Pacific Rim, the filmmakers interweave intimate landscape portraits with human voices both ideological and indigenous.  Stories from the land contrast critique of dominant culture, while an embrace of the radical unknown informs a re-birthed and growing culture of resistance.  Filming began during the outset of the populist “Occupy” movement, and finished by joining the voices seeking to re-contextualize popular revolt within our life-world as a movement to decolonize, un-occupy, and re-inhabit the living Earth through deep understanding and identification with our specific bioregions.

Cascadia Matters is a grass roots organization made up by a collective effort of writers, artists, educators and media activists. They aim to highlight the emerging ideas, struggles and times of the Cascadia bioregion and beyond. In order to effectively provide clean air and clean water for future generations, our attention must not only shift towards the bioregions of the Pacific Northwest, but also towards stopping corrosive agendas within them. The diverse voices throughout this land have forged the way for many movements and there is a growing necessity to inspire a unified culture of resistance. This film promotes that dialogue through bioregional awareness.

This specific campaign is of the utmost importance in starting the dialog needed to confront the dominate culture in our effort to move towards true sustainability.  They will be traveling throughout the bioregion, as far as the funds raised will take us. To these ends Cascadia Matters is working on a fundraiser to help put together a Pacific Northwest film screening tour in cities throughout Cascadia. Those who would like to support this idea should donate here: http://www.indiegogo.com/occupiedcascadia.

The film will be screening on October 6th at 7pm in Tower Theater, Bend OR. Updates will continue to be posted here as we get more information about their developing film tour: Time: Sat, Oct 6th, 7pm Place: Tower Theater 835 NW Wall Street Bend, OR More info at http://cascadiamatters.org.

O'Cascadia! A new student documentary featuring Seattle Cascadia Now! members

Our Cascadia Now! student coordinator from Seattle University has released a great 5 minute documentary that provides a nice introduction for the Cascadia movement.

A short educational film by Kelton Sears about the Cascadian movement, its origins, its ideas, and its presence today. The video features three interviews with members of the Seattle Cascadia Now! chapter from their May 19th meeting.

If you would like to get involved with the Seattle chapter, they meet bieekly on every second Saturday and you can find more information on our calendar page here: http://www.cascadianow.org/ai1ec_event/seattle-cascadianow-meetup/?instance_id=2638

or directly from their website at: seattlecascadiaproject.org