Monday, February 27, 2012

Fundraiser for Australia~

Saturday, March 10, at 7pm, please join Katie Kasben at the Community Church of Sebastopol for a glimpse into the heart of darkness of modern day Australia with the documentary film  OUR GENERATION, which looks at the world's oldest living culture and the devastating effects of the government's nefarious "Intervention".

This event is free and open to the public, with a suggested donation of $10

OUR GENERATION is a powerful and upfront documentary on the Australian Aboriginal struggle for their land, culture and freedom – a story that has been silenced by the Australian Government and mainstream media. Driven by the remote Yolngu of Northeast Arnhem Land, one of the last strongholds of traditional Aboriginal culture in Australia, as well as the voices of national indigenous leaders, historians and human rights activists, the film explores the ongoing clash of cultures that is threatening to wipe out the oldest continuing culture in the world. With music by John Butler Trio, Yothu Yindi, Xavier Rudd, Gurrumul, Archie Roach, Goanna, Saltwater Band and more.

Watch the trailer:

Where:  The Community Church of Sebastopol- 1000 Gravenstein Hwy North
When:  Saturday, March 10, 7pm

Nhama!  - Yolgnu for “Thank you!”

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

RESURRECTION ~ The blog is back

How is it possible that two years have passed?  The last thing I was doing here was showing the Australian film KANYINI around the Northeast, and now, here I am going back to Australia to stay with the subject of the film, Uncle Bob Randall!  How to explain the last two years..there is no time, let me sum up:  Met a man at the SFO airport bus stop, ran the VIP room at HATCH fest Asheville, Man from bus stop came to visit me in North Carolina, I packed up my car a month later and drove to California- where I was a waitress...again, I volunteered at the "Healing Our Spirits Worldwide" conference in Honolulu- where the man asked me to marry him...I said, "Yes", we moved to Sebastopol, CA- where I got a job doing events for a bookstore, met Robert Moss- who wrote "Active Dreaming", which changed our lives, flew back to Asheville to get hitched, flew to Maui to get honeymooned, then life slammed us with all sorts of crazy, then Uncle Bob Randall came to L.A. and we drove down to see him, now am leaving the bookstore in capable hands and Brian and I are going to Uluru, the Red Centre of Australia to stay in Mutijulu Community for three months.  What the world holds after that, I have no idea!