Archive for April, 2008

Pictures from the Ashland Independent Film Festival

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

beautiful-ashland-film-festIt happened a few weeks ago, but we just got the pictures from a beautiful trip to Ashland, Oregon, to participate in the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Director Lauralee Farrer and producer Tamara Johnston McMahon spent three days talking with festival-goers about The Fair Trade movie.

More pictures after the jump; and remember, click on the pictures and you will get to Flickr, where the larger versions live…

Again, special thanks for Tamara Johnston McMahon for the photos! (more…)

The Fair Trade reviewed at Bambootique

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Bambootique logoBeth has a lovely review of The Fair Trade up on her blog at Bambootique:

“I appreciated the raw emotion portrayed in this documentary. Even though it is a retelling of events from a few years ago, the sense of profound grief leading to hope comes through quite compellingly.”

Thanks, Beth! She is excited about Anti-Body’s Liberia Co-Op effort, and Bambootique is actually donating 20% of their skincare product sales to Anti-Body’s Liberia Co-Op fund. Thank you!


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Pictures from the Salem Film Festival

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

Lauralee and Tamara at the Salem Film Festival

Check out the pictures we got from the Salem Film Festival. Thanks, Tamara and Jordan and Tricia and Lauralee!

There is more in the works for The Fair Trade movie in the coming days and weeks. Don’t forget to check back here for exciting developments!

More pictures after the jump… (more…)

Neato…got mentioned in the Statesman Journal

Monday, April 21st, 2008

The Statesman Journal mentioned The Fair Trade in their coverage of the Salem Film Festival on Sunday…cool. See the article here.


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10,000 Villages in Salem will carry Anti-Body

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Anti-Body mistersWell, right after the screening today at the Salem Film Festival, a manager from the 10,000 Villages in Salem, OR, announced that they would start carrying Anti-Body products as of today!

We’ll keep you posted on more developments from this weekend!

Or just go over to Anti-Body and pick up one of these cool misters


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Salem Film Festival this weekend

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

The Fair Trade movie is playing at Salem Film Festival in about 15 minutes. Sixty films — including a screening of Raging Bull with that film’s screenwriter, Mardik Martin, in attendance — will be shown over the course of the weekend. Let us know if you get to see The Fair Trade today at the festival.

The Portland Mercury has a story about Raging Bull here.

The Statesman Journal has synopses of all the films at the Salem Film Festival here, and says the film is “a bit talky but has heart and compassion” — we like that!


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Salem Film Festival press release

Monday, April 14th, 2008

There are some pretty cool partnerships happening when The Fair Trade makes its way to the Salem Film Festival this weekend. This press release gives some details: (more…)

Thank you Ashland; looking ahead to Salem

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Lauralee FarrerWell, our time at Ashland Independent Film Festival was an incredible success. Every screening was packed, and dozens of people mobbed Tamara and Lauralee at the end of every showing to talk more about the issues raised in the movie. And really, to us, it’s not about the movie as much as it’s about the new relationships, the new visions, the new possibilities that are opened up in people’s lives as a result of The Fair Trade.

One question continues to be on our minds after the festival: How do you categorize The Fair Trade? It’s definitely a documentary, but it’s not like lots of other documentaries that you have seen. Is it more like a memoir? Not entirely, but there are elements of that there. Is it an inspirational story? Yes, but last I’ve heard, there’s no category for “inspirational story” at Blockbuster, even that label limits it. We’ll keep working on it, but we hope once you’ve seen it, you can join in on the discussion.

Now we look forward to Salem Film Festival on the 19th of this month. We’re excited and honored to be invited to Salem this year. Not only will Lauralee and Tamara be there to answer questions and talk with folk, but Jordan and Tricia from our team will be there too! All four will be happy to talk about the movie, its impact, its creation, and its future.


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Quick update from Ashland Independent Film Festival

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Lauralee just e-mailed to say that The Fair Trade has been playing all weekend to packed houses, and is being well-received by everyone. So we are honored to be at the Ashland Independent Film Festival this year, and thankful for the spotlight it puts on our little film.

Again, if you saw The Fair Trade at AIFF, please let us know your experience of the movie!


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Ashland Independent Film Festival: videocasts

Saturday, April 5th, 2008


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iD5jAtBo9s