Transitioning Back to Brooklyn - 9/21/15

Art is a marriage of the conscious and the unconscious. ---Jean Cocteau
[ Zbig Vision Scholar, Social Diarist and Eccentric Nicholas Croft
with life partner Harriet McCaig in Tobermory, Scotland ]
...with life partner Harriet McCaig in Tobermory, Scotland

Sound is the vocabulary of nature. ---Pierre Schaeffer
[ Fingal's Cave, Isle of Staffa, Inner Hebrides of Scotland ]
Fingal's Cave, Isle of Staffa, Inner Hebrides of Scotland.

If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go
is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because
you're different. ---Kristin Scott Thomas
[ Nicholas Croft with Harriet McCaig - Loch Baa, Scotland ]
---Kristin Scott Thomas quote

Independent media can go to where the silence is and break the sound barrier,
doing what the corporate networks refuse to do. ---Amy Goodman
[ Nicholas Croft with Harriet McCaig - Loch Baa, Scotland ]
Tobermory is the capital of the Isle of Mull

It's been a continuity right from the beginning - that longing to weave
together perceptions, to affirm the richness of us as human beings
both as performers and audience members. ---Meredith Monk
[ Nicholas Croft with Harriet McCaig @ Ardalanish Farm Weavers, Isle of Mull ]
Harriet McCaig @ Ardalanish Farm Weavers, Isle of Mull, Scotland

I always start with characters rather than with a plot, which many critics
would say is very obvious from the lack of plot in my films - although
I think they do have plots - but the plot is not of primary importance
to me, the characters are. ---Jim Jarmusch
[ Harriet McCaig @ Ardalanish Farm Weavers, Isle of Mull, Scotland ]
---Jim Jarmusch quote.

RIP William Becker (September 12, 2015). Theater critic who acquired Janus Films with a
partner in 1965, expanded its catalog of art-house classics and broadened their distribution
to university audiences and home viewers on DVD. Mr. Becker is survived by his wife,
choreographer Patricia Birch, who worked with director Zbigniew Rybczynski to create
the special effects dance sequences in PBS's Great Performances HD video The Orchestra.
RIP William Becker. Theater critic and financier who acquired Janus Films.

There's no palette as rich as a garden. And the intensity of it - I make this
statement all the time: You can't plan nature; you court her. ---Robert Irwin
Movement Research and Eden's Expressway.

Monica Wise's passion for social justice and media stems from both her professional
experience and education at Sarah Lawrence College in New York and the
School of Authentic Journalism in Mexico City.
Monica Wise's passion for social justice.

Monica Wise is a film producer, shooter and editor for production companies including HBO,
Skylight Pictures, and Intercultural Productions. She was also the content producer and
outreach strategist for the Toolbox, a digital platform created by Peter Gabriel
to facilitate the use of digital tools in social movements.
Monica Wise is a film producer, shooter and editor.

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