“I see you.” “I am here.” This is the traditional greeting of members of the South African Zulu tribe. Fundamentally it is what we all need to feel whole. To be seen for who we are and to be known by others allows us to proclaim that we exist, we thrive, that we are here. Alfred Adler, a contemporary of Sigmund Freud, believed that our essential driving force was not our […]
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate Partner Violence is an epidemic that kills more than 4 women each day in the United States and 50,000 each year worldwide. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the stakes have grown even higher, with isolation and stress increasing the risks of homicide. Sadly, this DVAM, the voices of survivors are drowned out by the noise of politics. In this post, Social Worker, Filmmaker and […]
I recently watched the documentary film “Becoming” about former First Lady Michelle Obama. She says something toward the end of the film that struck me: “When you’re president of the United States, words matter. You can start wars, you can crash economies. There’s too much power to be that careless.” Words matter. It seems to me that words matter even when you’re NOT president of the United States. Words can […]
“The free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his wings in the orange sun rays and dares to claim the sky. The caged bird sings with a fearful trill of things unknown but longed for still and his tune is heard on the distant hill for the caged bird sings of freedom.” Excerpts from Caged Bird by Maya Angelou […]
So, one of the things I’ve learned is that when you’re busy and working in film, it’s really hard to find the time to do that “self promotion thing” called marketing. Writing a blog, updating your website, adding new content to your vimeo, youtube and website….takes time. But in the interest of creating…well… interest in what’s going on in Schott Productions world, here’s a quick rundown: Producer Sue Lange and […]
It’s been quite a while since we posted anything… so here’s quick update (i.e. excuse as to why we’re so poor at self-marketing!) We’ve been kind of busy: FINDING JENN’S VOICE – our award winning documentary film about Intimate Partner homicide has been very well received by professional audiences everywhere, who just love to bring Tracy to their conferences and educational events…so she’s been on the road a bit, dividing her […]
We’re happy to announce that DVDs for educational screenings are now available. The DVDs include the full film, plus extra content not previously seen. Additionally, you’ll gain access to online content to help your organization discuss the film and gain insight into the issues of intimate partner homicide, intimate partner violence and the risks of pregnancy. Click here to learn more!