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Mary Liz Thomson
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Mary Liz Thomson is a filmmaker working in Los Angeles. She has published political and social commentary articles on Alternet, CommonDreams, Bushwatch, The Seminol, among others. She is currently directing a feature documentary about environmentalists who risked their lives to save the redwoods. The project was edited with solar power. Mary Liz speaks spanish and this year also travelled to Nicaruaga as a Producing Consultant for a women's Television Series from the award winning non-profit, Puntos del Encuentros. She started out as an award winning documentary maker in San Francisco co-producing and directing docs on PBS, (Redwood Summer), and music videos, and writing for a culutrual zine, Komotion magazine. In Los Angeles Thomson has worked on studio and independent features, Sci-Fi Channel movies, and on TV series such as, “The Sierra Club Chronicles”.

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The Celluloid Ceiling Is Positioned Much Lower Than You Think

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 1:45 PM

After many years working in the film industry, I am struggling in to find work. It's hard for me to admit when I need help, and even harder to ask for it. I got into film so I could tell stories about the world from a woman's voice. It's in...

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Planet Earth - Your Lymph Nodes Have Cancer

(3) Comments | Posted November 2, 2009 | 12:55 PM

A Kick in the Gut: Chris Jordan's Midway - Photos from the Gyre

Chris Jordan is a photographer who creates stunningly memorable images by exploring "the detritus of our consumption ... with awe and fascination." You may have seen some of his other well-known artwork in his series...

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Taking On the Plastic Vortex: Project Kaisei

(13) Comments | Posted August 6, 2009 | 11:07 AM

"There has never been a time in history when something in the ocean wasn't food."
-- George Orbelian, Co-founder of Project Kaisei.

The Garbage Patch, or Plastic Vortex, is a huge area of floating plastic garbage that stretches hundreds of square miles northwest of Hawaii in...

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Planet Ocean: Riding a Green Ship to the Future We Want - Project Kaisei

(11) Comments | Posted June 22, 2009 | 12:00 PM

Environmentalists have had to spend a lot of time sounding alarms over the years. So it's exciting to hear about a project that is taking on an appalling problem with practical solutions and creating commercial diesel fuel technology at the same time. I spoke recently with Doug Woodring, founder of...

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Cheney's Tattered Torture Threads

(13) Comments | Posted May 29, 2009 | 4:02 PM

Some people accept the premise that even if the Iraq war was misguided and mismanaged, the Bush regime was basically motivated to protect Americans. They say the events of 911 were so traumatic, and the terrorists were so crazy, that this justified what was done in our defense. The argument...

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Gay Parents? Don't Be Afraid For The Kids

(21) Comments | Posted April 6, 2009 | 6:08 PM

My 8th grade nephew won a "Metropolitan Mayor's Top 20 Outstanding Students Award" a couple weeks ago in Denver, CO. He's now going into a prestigious High School program for gifted college bound students. I'm very proud of him, and he is exceptional, but this wouldn't be big news were...

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