Welcome to another Carbon Trace Newsletter,

After watching the debates last night, I encourage you to remind yourself of all the humanity we have in this world. The crew here at Carbon Trace is constantly seeking to see the good alongside whatever else people have to offer. We cover those stories that would otherwise go untold.

Sometimes it is not the film itself but rather the emotion it provokes that is the most important piece of the puzzle. Here are a few items that deserve your attention in that regard: SOURIYATJOONYPERSHARED SPACES.  

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There are so many showtimes (Listed HERE) for you to see our latest film. We are most excited about the showing at our third home- Mother’s Backyard, on October 9th at 7 p.m.  Cold weather season is coming soon, so at the event, we will be collecting donations of HotHands, coats, and blankets for our friends on the streets. 

We are proud that this project is gaining its legs with this fundraiser we launched this week!  The team is planning a trip for mid-November to catch the beginning of deer season. Check out this new video for all the details

There was another community workday at Eden Village where community members planted bushes, laid out mulch, and generally helped make the outdoor areas as nice as possible. Currently, we are gearing up to film at Eden Village Two, being built now. Also, Linda Brown, the founder of Eden Village, is running for the National Good Neighbor Award! Be sure to vote for her here

We are well into production and excited to show you all the perspective of college students during this pandemic. The student-lead team includes Producer Greta Cross, Director Diana Dudenhoeffer, and we have Grant Schwarz back this semester as Lead Editor. They are starting to form their stories now, and we look forward to keeping you updated.  

You can Watch these right now! 

  1. Witness at Tornillo: Follow one man from Brooklyn as he camps alone in a West Texas desert, compelled to witness the horrors of family separation and child detention on the U.S. southern border. His goal is to shut down this concentration camp and #FreeThemAll!
  2. Zero: This story explores how students, parents, and coaches handle defeat. The Central High School boys’ basketball team has not won a game in two years. This is a story of defeat and how players and coaches react to it.
  3. Souriyat: Our team encountered a unique charity Souriyat Across Borders, while interviewing Syrian refugees in Amman, Jordan. Created by five women, “Souriyat Across Borders” provides rehabilitation for Syrian war wounded, along with deeply necessary education programs for vulnerable refugees seeking asylum in Jordan. The Carbon Trace team, led by director Taye Abithi Taye, returned twice to Jordan in 2017 filming with The Syrian-American Medical Society as they conducted medical missions in the region – from Amman to Mafraq, within eyesight of the Syrian border.

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