10 Things for This Sunday and Some

10 Things for This Sunday and Some

Salutations

I want to jump right in before we start this list and bring attention to something that is of significant weight and urgency. The leadership team at Carbon Trace Productions is responding to the ongoing racist events this week and countless other weeks. 

The murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breyona Taylor, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tony McDade, and too many others weigh heavy on our hearts. We have been donating, signing petitions, and some attending protests. We want to encourage you to do the same. Here is what is going on in for us in Springfield, Missouri

Here are some of the links we recommend giving to financially.
Support George Floyd’s family
Donate to the MN Chapter of the ACLU
Help rebuild communities


Education is also an excellent place to start:

Sunday things:

  1. Our newsletter came out! Woot woot
  2. Speaking of, we have a Podcast in the works for our Patreon Subscribers!
  3. I dare you not to cry while reading this beautiful first-person essay
  4. At the end of this article, the blog’s reader makes this brilliant suggestion/fantastic list.  
  5. We welcome Debbie Rollinson on to our Board. 
  6. Will this classic American Pasttime, that has gone by the wayside for most, return amidst the pandemic? 
  7. Desperately needed help is given to some asylum seekers in Matamoros, but the need for attention, funds, and resources are still high.
  8. Here is a wild story about a childhood gem of mine, SimCity.
  9. Have facemasks become the ultimate fashion statement?
  10. Crystal Methyd still the supreme Queen in our books

Note from Carbon Trace

Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.

To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

Join Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea

Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking

Check out our Patreon memberships. At the $5 per month level of support, you get free VIP codes for all Carbon Trace pay-per-view movies, including the right to download a copy to keep! It’s a great way to watch our documentary films while supporting our nonprofit mission of documentary education and humanitarian service.
Newsletter Volume 5

Newsletter Volume 5

 

 

This is the trailer for Witness at the Border, the sequel film to the award-winning documentary, Witness at Tornillo. American volunteers in Matamoros, are the only lifeline for Central American refugees caught between two governments hostile to their situation. As the U.S. asylum courts deny their claims and the Mexican government takes daily steps to make camp life difficult, the refugees and volunteers hang on together waiting for justice.

Hello!

I have been missing my friends and our barstool chats, as I am sure you do too. In the meantime, we have been replacing those things with several phone calls, virtual movie dates, and handwritten notes (highly recommended).

However, going out in public and running into a former colleague, seeing an ex across the room and scurrying to avoid, or the possibility of meeting someone new and interesting cannot be accomplished online (despite my ill-fated attempts). 

I think my yearning for these interactions is why I love documentary film. I get to meet these new people, learn new things, and have something to think about later on. It’s as close as I can get to normal without that sweet, sweet, real-life, in-person, human connection.

You too can make these connections by checking out all the stories we are telling on our website. For extras, join our growing Patreon family. Will you give five dollars a month to help us continue fulfilling our dual educational and humanitarian service mission?  

-Shannon Cay, Executive Director

 

Help Carbon Trace with Its Mission: Donate Today

Welcome, New Carbon Trace Board Member Debbie Rollinson! 

“I am ending my days volunteering at Greenwood as Joseph graduates. I am anxious to learn about the world of documentary film creation! Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”

 

Our student lead project set for release this summer.

Project Updates for May

o Witness at the Border:  American volunteers in Matamoros, Mexico are the only lifeline for Central American refugees caught between two governments hostile to their situation. As the U.S. asylum courts deny their claims, and the Mexican government takes daily steps to make camp life difficult, the refugees and volunteers hang on together waiting for justice. Follow the story day by day on the film’s Facebook page.

o A Portrait of the Ozarks: The Carbon Trace crew is teaming up with Missouri State University’s  Department of Media, Journalism & Film, the Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning, and the MSU University Libraries for a new film: “A Portrait of the Ozarks.” This will be a sequel to the beloved, 2-part 1980 film focusing on Shannon County, Missouri.  That film was also a collaboration with MSU. Watch Part 1 and Part 2 on youtube. We are currently searching for people in Shannon County who were part of the original film and raising funds for our sequel. More information can be found HERE.

 o Songs From The Street: – The homeless community is normally hidden away in the cracks of Springfield, Missouri, concealed from the public eye. The Springfield Street Choir, growing in popularity since its inception, forms a sense of community and family within the homeless population. The choir gives them a chance not only to have their voices heard- but forces the public to acknowledge the humanity of the people they typically ignore and fear. Witness their stories. Hear them sing.

o  All of a Sudden: “All of a Sudden” is the story of the “housing first” movement in serving the homeless. We are taking an intimate look into the lives of the residents of Eden Village in Springfield, Missouri, and discovering how they became homeless and what having a home now means to them. What is the truth — told in personal stories — of the idea that you can’t fix the problem of homelessness until you get a roof over someone’s head? Watch the teaser.

o Witness At Tornillo: Witness At Tornillo has moved to pay-per-view after winning at the KC FilmFest International 2020. It is the story of individual action against the injustice of family separations and internment camps for children at the U.S. border by using the “subversive act of seeing” to encourage us all to examine our ethics and compassion. You can watch this award-winning film HERE.

 

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Welcome Debbie Rollinson to CTP Board of Directors

Welcome Debbie Rollinson to CTP Board of Directors

The entire Carbon Trace leadership team welcomes Debbie Rollinson to our Board of Directors!

“I am excited to begin this new relationship with Carbon Trace, as I am ending my days volunteering at Greenwood as Joseph graduates sometime soon. I am anxious to learn about the world of documentary film creation! Thank you for giving me this opportunity.”

Debbie Rollinson is a Springfield native who attended Southwest Missouri State University, graduating in 1978. She says she knew the President and Board of Regents member who signed her diploma. While she did live away in Dallas for a few years, she knew she wanted to go back home to the Ozarks.

Debbie has a wide range of experience from running focus groups for market research (ask her about diapers and beer), representing three furniture showrooms in Dallas Trade Center, assistant manager of Hallmark shop, Administrative Assistant for Ozark schools, and First and Calvary Presbyterian Church.

Also, she has volunteered for the PTA, Booster Club, Sculpture Walk Springfield, Ozark Schools, Greenwood, Junior League, KSMU, and a few more. She has been married to Paul for 21 years and has three kids, Ryan – 35, Shannon – 32, and Joseph – 17, as well as two grandbabies – Calloway -2, Elliott – 9 months.

Mrs. Rollinson officially became a member-at-large on the Carbon Trace Board of Directors after being unanimously approved on May 17, 2020, 11:00 AM.

 

 

 

Support Nonprofit Documentary Filmmaking

Check out our Patreon memberships. At the $5 per month level of support, you get free VIP codes for all Carbon Trace pay-per-view movies, including the right to download a copy to keep! It’s a great way to watch our documentary films while supporting our nonprofit mission of documentary education and humanitarian service.

Carbon Trace can provide significant guidance in developing, funding, producing, and distributing a documentary film. For high school students wishing to learn more about documentary filmmaking, Missouri State University offers degrees in digital filmmaking, media production, journalism, and other associated areas.

To take part in the documentary education provided through the Carbon Trace Team, we encourage you to apply for a filmmaking internship, submit a documentary idea, or apply to become a volunteer using the forms below.

Join Carbon Trace as a student volunteer

Apply for an internship

Submit a documentary idea