Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 7:00pm
Media in Community Service
SFSU Creative Arts Bldg. Studio 1
1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, CA
San Francisco State University’s Broadcast Electronic Communication Arts MEDIA IN COMMUNITY SERVICE presents two Brazilian stories about a way of life at a non-profit organization “Salao do Encontro" or "The Meeting Place." The two half hour documentaries will premiere on Thursday,
October 27, 2005, at 7:00pm in room Studio One,
located at SFSU’s Radio & Television Creative Arts Bldg, Holloway Ave Entrance.
In June 2005, Professor Betsy Blosser, along with
two teacher assistants Vanessa Pinheiro and Ryan Stouffer, and seven students took an international trip to a small Brazilian town where they would put education into practice. The self funded group made sure that upon their return to the US the production would see through to its completion. In December Salao Do Encontro will receive the documentaries to use as part of their fundraising strategies so they can help more people.
“Salao do Encontro” is a story about a non-profit organization that is self sufficient through harvesting their own crops, recycling, caring for its people and neighborhood, creating jobs & paying a fair wage, giving chances to those that don’t necessarily have the means to obtain a second chance, and much more.
It’s a story about the people and the love of one woman who organized Salao do Encontro so that the underprivileged would have the opportunity to make a better life for themselves. And this includes the children, the youth, the adults, the elderly, the
disabled, everyone and anyone society deems insignificant… but to the founder of Salao, Dona Noemi only sees potential.
It has been said that Salao shouldn’t be talked about,
it should be seen.
Refreshments, Newsreel and Slideshow
Plus Q&A with Filmmakers
Director: Maya Chinchilla
Producer: Rinchen Lama
Editor & Audio Supervisor: Geoff Kottmeier
Director of Photography: Joseph Cousins
Director: Keith Morikawa
Producer: JJ Moffat
Production Manager: Evangeline Fabia
Executive Producers: Ryan Stouffer,Vanessa Pinheiro & Betsy Blosser