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Not Just Pictures »

2016     74 minutes - Now Available!

  Not Just Pictures – Trailer 2:00 from GroundSwell Pictures on Vimeo. Not Just Pictures explores a horrific issue that most people would rather not even think about: Child Sexual Exploitation and Child Sexual Abuse Images.  The Internet has radically changed how CSA images, commonly called child pornography images, are produced, reproduced and disseminated, resulting in… READ MORE »

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Healing Haiti »

2015     In Production

In 2010, a powerful earthquake devastated Haiti, killing more than 230,000 people and injuring more than 300,000. More than 100,000 houses were destroyed and nearly 200,000 were damaged. 1.5 million people became homeless in the few minutes the quake shook the tiny Caribbean nation. Aid poured in from around the world, but Haiti had so… READ MORE »

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The Defiant One »

2014     50 Minutes

The late 1940’s and ’50’s were a disturbing time in American History. The House Committee on UnAmerican Activities had been established. Alger Hiss was convicted of being a Soviet Spy. China became a communist country. The Rosenberg’s were arrested and charged with treason. The Soviets tested their first atomic bomb.  It was a time of… READ MORE »

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After The Dust Settles »

2008     26 Minutes

All across America historic homes are being demolished only to be replaced by two or more houses that are out of scale and character with the neighborhood. It is the double edged sword of teardowns and infill. It threatens to destroy our history, the beauty of our neighborhoods and the fabric of our communities, changing… READ MORE »

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Unintended Consequences:
The Effects of Desegregation on African American Educators »

2001     49 Minutes

Desegregation was thought to be a wonderful process to encourage equal education for black and white children. However, when desegregation became the law of the land, African American educators were the big losers. They lost jobs, power and pay. Listen to the stories of those who experienced the effects of this new law and the… READ MORE »

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NOT JUST PICTURES Sexual abuse is an abomination.  But children whose sexual abuse is memorialized through images are doubly silenced by fear and shame

 
         
   
 
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