1. PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER - (Series Set Up)
Series introduction is a call to action. A filmmaker teams up with an author to make a short film about the counterculture influence on (local) activism today. Word of mouth now powered by social media. By juxtaposing 1967 to 2017, the storyline will draw parrallels between then and now. History repeats itself – let’s get it right this time!
2. GET ON THE BUS - ART
A Fillmore era poster artist joins forces with a graffiti artist. Together they paint a wall on Haight Street with a message for the masses. On the wall is an outline of Ken Kesey’s bus ‘Further’ for them to fill with art and slogans informing Washington of the issues important to activist of today.
3. MOTHER EARTH KNOWS BEST - ORGANIC FOOD
An organic farmer and a young chef rehab a neglected community garden to feed the local community. Together they cook up a resolution to assist food-challenged families in SF.
4. GREEN IS CLEAN - SUSTAINABILITY
A sustainable architect and an artist design and build an energy-producing sculpture that would make any ‘off the grid’ Hippie proud. The artwork is on display during the summer.
5. HIPPY SOUL - MUSIC
A poet and hip hop / rap musician mashup some prose and rhymes. Together they explore the role music plays in getting the ‘good word’ out. Musical activism is alive and thriving.
6. GO WITH THE FLOW - CONSERVATION
A city planner takes a ride with a bike transportation advocate. Together they organize a bike parade in Golden Gate Park to promote alternative transportation. Maybe participants have to dress up as Hippies?
7. ALL TOGETHER NOW - POLITICS
An equal rights activist and a young social media creative work together to create a campaign for LBGTQ acceptance. The protest march meets social media.
To host the projects we’ll cast SF locals who are knowledgable about local activism and have expertise related to the project. To join them we'll find diverse individuals, with complementary skills, who are voicing their opinions and fighting for what is right. We'll focus on influencers in the actvist community to play a role and help socialize the program.
Pairings will reflect generations coming together.
We will use recognizable locations in and around the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood and Golden Gate Park.