Lisa Madison

published Welcome to Bullfrog Communities! in Discussion 2011-08-26 10:21:21 -0400

Welcome to Bullfrog Communities!

Welcome to
Bullfrog Communities

We aim to energize change, and to help local activists broaden their reach.

  • We provide powerful films and all the support materials you need to create an effective community event.

  • We will send out strategic petitions, asking you to sign and send them on to your network, using the power of this medium on behalf of the people and the earth. These will be either national in scope — asking you to join an uproar of opinion, or very local — asking you to add your voice to attain a specific victory, which may provide a watershed — changing the mindset of the people empowered in a community, of multinational corporations' assumptions as to what they can get away with, and of politicians who notice the change in the wind.

  • We will provide a forum for sharing ideas that work and news that can inform action on an issue. We ask for your discussion, suggestions, feedback, and reports of successes in your community.

Please join. Let's see what we can accomplish together.

published About POWER TO HEAL 2011-08-17 16:05:00 -0400



POWER TO HEAL tells a poignant chapter in the historic struggle to secure equal and adequate access to healthcare for all Americans. Central to the story is the tale of how a new national program, Medicare, was used to mount a dramatic, coordinated effort that desegregated thousands of hospitals across the country practically overnight.

Before Medicare, disparities in access to hospital care were dramatic. Less than half the nation's hospitals served black and white patients equally, and in the South, 1/3 of hospitals would not admit African-Americans even for emergencies.

Using the carrot of Medicare dollars, the federal government virtually ended the practice of racially segregating patients, doctors, medical staffs, blood supplies and linens. POWER TO HEAL illustrates how Movement leaders and grass-roots volunteers pressed and worked with the federal government to achieve a greater measure of justice and fairness for African-Americans.

56 minutes

SDH Captioning for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing

Directed by Charles Burnett & Daniel Loewenthal
Produced by Barbara Berney, Roberta Friedman, Daniel
A film by Barbara Berney
Editor: Daniel Loewenthal
Writers: Anna Reid Jhirad, Leslie Clark
Music: Stephen James Taylor
Executive Producers: Tammy Robinson, Martin Dornbaum
Narrator: Danny Glover
A BLB Productions, LLC production

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Bullfrog Communities

Bullfrog Communities provides a simple way for concerned citizens to stay informed about pressing issues:  water, economic justice, food, energy & climate change, immigration, and environment.  Join the ongoing discussion about issues that concern us all.  Educate and energize your local community using the unique power of film.

Bullfrog Films is the leading U.S. publisher of independently-produced films about environmental and related social-justice issues — films that point the way to living healthily, happily, and with greater concern for the other inhabitants of this planet, and for our descendants.

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published Discussion 2011-08-17 16:05:00 -0400

published POWER TO HEAL Screenings 2011-08-17 16:05:00 -0400

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published Join POWER TO HEAL 2011-08-17 16:05:00 -0400