Friday, November 25, 2011

Facing Sudan now only $6.99

Much has changed in Sudan over the last year.  South Sudan became the world's newest country as it broke away from the north and declared itself the Republic of South Sudan in July.  However, South Sudan is one of the poorest nations in the world today and is rocked by violence---both among its many ethnic groups but also tension with the government of the North has erupted into violence along the border.  Although peace was signed in June, violence there continues as well.  The humanitarian crisis in Darfur continues.

Facing Sudan addressed some of these issues back when it hit the festival circuit in 2007.  The film was made to spread awareness about the situation in both South Sudan and in Darfur.  It provides necessary background information to understanding the conflict and the situation today.

In order to continue the purpose of spreading awareness, Facing Sudan is now available for just $6.99 from Film Baby.  We also have free lesson plans and viewing party materials, as well.

Monday, February 14, 2011

New Music From Tom Flannery

Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke composed the soundtracks for both Facing Sudan and Crayons and Paper. Over the past several years, I have been amazed at the level of sophistication and talent these two singer-songwriters have demonstrated, not only with their work on the films, but also in their solo efforts as well.

Since recording the soundtrack to Facing Sudan, Flannery has released several albums. He posts the albums online; several of them are free downloads. His latest venture, Edward, is Flannery at his best: whimsical, poignant; at times heartbreaking and scathing. In a nutshell, Edward does not disappoint and certain tracks, most notably “We Deserve Better than This,” “Wallflowers” and “Without a Girl,” rank among his finest work. These tunes prove once again that Flannery is deserving of a much wider audience.

The album is available for free. There’s no reason not to download it. When you do, let others know. Pass it around. You will not be disappointed.

You can download Edward here.