Projects currently in production include:
A Simple Question - The Story of STRAW – A How On Earth project that tells the story of STRAW - Students and Teachers Restoring a Watershed. The film demonstrates the multi-tiered benefits of community-based restoration. Not only is an endangered species given a new lease on life, but kids, teachers and farmers discover how working together to recover habitat can create community while also making learning fun. A Simple Question has been invited to more than a dozen film festivals and has won several significant awards, including "Best Short" at the Reel Earth Film Festival in New Zealand, "Spirit of Activism Award" at the Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival, and "Best Educational Value in the Classroom" and "Conservation Hero Award" for Laurette Rogers at the International Wildlife Film Festival.
Produced and directed by David Donnenfield and Kevin White.
El Lobo Returns – a How On Earth project that highlights the re-introduction of the Mexican Gray Wolf in Arizona and New Mexico. This four-minute trailer underscores some of the complex issues and challenges facing managers and local citizens trying to restore a top predator into historic habitat. Produced and directed by David Donnenfield and Kevin White.
Every Beat of My Heart is an 83-minute personal and musical biography of Johnny Otis, the musician, bandleader, producer and songwriter who is often called the Godfather of Rhythm & Blues. But it is more than the biography of one man, just as the story of R&Bis about much more than music. Johnny's six-decade odyssey through the world of African American music is a window into aspects of race and culture that have defined and transformed contemporary America and, in turn, have touched the rest of the world. Successful work-in-progress screenings have already taken place at the 2007 San Francisco Documentary Film Festival and the 2007 Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival. Directed by Bruce Schmiechen, Produced by Bruce Schmiechen & Michael Anderson, Executive Producer Kevin White.
View Trailer - coming soon!
Pioneers and Servants – a documentary by Michal Aviad currently in production. A hundred years ago, tens of women came from Europe to Palestine, to realize a Zionist-socialist-feminist dream. The women pioneers are long forgotten, their their stories were never told. This film uncovers the course of their passionate battles and painful disappointments, until they were defeated, and gave up their own liberation for the national struggle.
Plastic Sheets & Cardboard Boxes - a full length theatrical film. Two women meet accidentally and find out that they were raped by the same rapist, twenty-six years earlier. Individually and together, they embark on a journey to finally integrate the long repressed trauma into their lives. Currently in pre-production. Directed by Michal Aviad and produced by David Silber. Funded by the Tel Aviv fund.