TRANSMISSION Episode 6 Program List  – October 2015

Segment 1  (00:50)

BAVC Media’s The Factory presents four films on Climate Change.

Garden For the Future 
Directed by by Marielle Boland, Reyna Colt-Lacayo, Sylvia Colt-Lacayo, and Lily Yu.
During California’s severe drought there are different efforts for water conservation. Garden for the Environment is teaching people that water conscious gardening and awareness of urban agriculture can help preserve our water one drop at a time. 
Green / Grey 
Directed by by Mauricio Romero and Walden Smith. The wastewater division of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission prepares to change a decade old sewage system in San Francisco that will better prepare the city for the future and present climate changes.
It’s Clean, It’s Green 
Directed by Miguel Gomez, Esteban Noyola, and Jose Mendoza. 
A short documentary about San Francisco energy companies’ work to develop more clean energy for a sustainable future, while a Bay Area activist group protests the oil refineries that still dominate the energy industry.
For the Next Generation 
Directed by Gema Ceron, Isabela Reid, Julia Retzlaff, and Nicole Rivera. 
At the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, a once stable workforce is now in trouble when a large portion of its workers begins to retire.

Segment 2 (25:35)

Beyond the Blues: Ending the Prison Industrial Complex
Led by composer, bassist, and bandleader, Marcus Shelby, the series explores the prison industrial complex, restorative justice, prison abolition, the death penalty, the school-to-prison pipeline, mass incarceration, and more. 

This evening features Matt Haney from the San Francisco Board of Education and filmmaker Kevin Epps. The discussion topic is in reaction to the Bay Area’s need for educational reform when dealing with the school to prison pipeline. These on-going discussions are open to anyone interested in ending the prison industrial complex and how music and art can be used as a powerful vehicle in that process. 

Segment 3 (40:45)
826 Valencia presents a Young Authors Workshop
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six 
to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.  Each summer, 826 Valencia hosts its annual Young Authors’ Workshop, a two-week intensive 
writing camp for Bay Area high school students. Here is an excerpt where participants read the work
they’re most proud of in front of friends and family.