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Jan. 2nd, 2007 @ 01:52 pm
hello everyone!

i just wanted to say that it is nice to see that not everyone in nc is red. i'm moving to the area in march, from connecticut. i have lived in a blue state my entire life. i drive a car plastered with anti-bush bumper stickers and just imagining the change is making me feel like a fish out of water.

does anybody here belong to any volunteer groups or anything they can tell me about? i only know one person in nc, and i would love a way to meet new people and help out all at once.

Operation Home for the Holidays Dec. 4th, 2005 @ 09:32 pm
Hi! I'm writing to let you know about a little anti-war performance I did
with my family over Thanksgiving weekend. I heard about this lady on the
radio doing it (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5021524)
and we copied it.

We took toy soldiers and put a label on them that says "bring me home from
Iraq for the holidays" and we placed them all over stores -- in Best Buy and
the supermarket - and then customers or employees find them on top of
granola bars or iPods, etc.

The idea is to confront consumers for a brief moment -- to ask them to think
about Bush's approach (failure!) and what they're going to do about it. It
also offers an encouragement to other activists, citizens of conscience, and
military families, in that someone is doing something to bring soldiers

So, it's extremely easy (and relatively cheap) to do! Look for toy soldiers
at your local dollar, toy, or department store, glue them on to some paper,
and write/print "Bring Me Home from Iraq for the Holidays," then walk around
stores and leave them (in)conspicuously on shelves!

We're psyched, we wanna get it in blogs and news media and work a snowball
effect and have this protest-performance-action sweep the nation, and be the
next Cindy Sheehan anti-war strategy.

I've started a blog to keep track of where these are popping up. Please
send in pictures of actions you've done (or seen):

in peace & solidarity,
"Femme Egale"

My.America - A Scripted Documentary For The People And By The People (indie film in Charlotte!) Jul. 21st, 2005 @ 10:46 pm

My name is Christopher Brieger and I am the producer and co-founder for a small organization in Charlotte, NC known as Stranger than Fiction Films. Stranger than Fiction Films is an independent film company dedicated to producing, promoting, and enhancing art. I wanted to take this opportunity to contact you regarding our upcoming documentary project. I have included at the bottom of this email the outline details of this upcoming project, and I would appreciate any assistance that yourself, your staff, your associates, or anyone you know might be able to offer. We believe that through getting the word out through a simple grass roots approach, we will truly be able to capture the spirit of this project. I thank you very much for any assistance you might be able to offer. I thank you very much for your time, attention, and support in this venture. Thank you!

Christopher Brieger
Stranger than Fiction Films
Charlotte, NC
“We Don’t Talk About Making Movies, We Make Them”

The project is called “My.America”. It will be a feature length film/documentary consisting of people talking about, their America. Our hope is to present the hope, despair, and realism that people have regarding America. Participants will submit essays to Stranger than Fiction Films during the submission period, and those chosen will deliver their essay on film on Sunday, August 28, 2005. All written work must be performed by the writer.

Topics, Age, and Miscellaneous
There is no way to answer what is acceptable for this category. Stranger than Fiction Films writer, Jeremy Ordan, has written an essay about his panic attack at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial while others have written about their love of the country or the ‘war on terror’. We are leaving the topics completely up to the writer. There is no message so left wing, right wing, or moderate that will not be considered. There is no age requirement for submissions, but all written work must be the product of the actor performing the role. We would love to have a four-year-old talk about the future state of America regarding social security fears for their retirement futures, but what are the odds a four-year-old is going to have those thoughts? Parents, please allow your children to submit their own work. That being said, we will emphasize once again, there are no age restrictions on this project.

The all important credit issue. The writer credit to this project will be listed in alphabetical order by all individuals who have been selected by the selection committee. The actor credit to this project will be listed identically to the writer credit. There are no exceptions to these terms.

Submission Dates and Terms
Between July 12, 2005 and August 12, 2005 Stranger than Fiction Films will accept essays from people about their America, and by August 16th all decisions will be made. Announcements will be made via email and through Stranger than Fiction Films Website: STFFilms.com. All submissions must be submitted in either an email format or as an email attachment (MS Word ONLY) to My.America@STFFilms.com. Any entries received past the due date will not be accepted. All submissions should have time between (minimum) 5 seconds and (maximum) 5 minutes. Any submissions below or above this will not be accepted. Headshots and readings will not be accepted, nor will resumes. America is a diverse country and we will not accept experience or looks into consideration, just the written word. We understand that not everyone uses proper grammar in writing, but we ask that your submission is clear, coherent, and free of as many typos as possible. Spell check is a necessity in life (therefore, I apologize for any typos in this announcement). Submissions should follow the following outline for consideration:
Location (city, state):
Contact (phone)/(email):
All submissions will be the legal property of the writer but usage of the performance and work will be granted to STFFilms. More information regarding usage will be released upon selection. All writers must agree to perform their essay on August 28, 2005.a reading

Selection Committee
A selection committee of seven individuals in the Stranger than Fiction Films community has been selected to choose the essays that will be accepted for this project.

Due to the nature of this project, there is no upfront payment for this project. Payment terms on a back end agreement will be released upon selection of individuals.

Final Miscellaneous
Finally, all the little things that are always forgotten until the posts go up and the emails come. This project is the product of Stranger than Fiction Films. If you are unable to submit your essay by the due date, then we are sorry, but no exceptions will be made, and your submission will not be considered. If you are unable to have your reading filmed on the film date, then we are sorry, but your submission will not be considered. This is a project of passion, commitment, and enthusiasm, we want to enrich the local Charlotte-Metro area as much as possible with homemade art, but we all have deadlines. Thank you very much for your interest!

Feel free to ask any questions or submit any comments to Jeremy Ordan at Jeremy.Ordan@STFFilms.com. Thank you so much!

Bonjour Jan. 13th, 2005 @ 12:28 pm
Hello All, I await for the CROWDS of angry democrats to come storming into the community. I will adore the hatred for Bush, Coulter, and Carlson....maybe others....just keep on truckin...cya
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