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Thursday, September 30, 2004

"A Critical Mass" - a Romero film!

My cousins in Arizona made a feature documentary about what just one person can do to make a difference for a more peaceful world. Click here to read the press release!

If you click the poster, you will go to a site where you can view the trailer. The film also won an award from the L.A. Music Awards for "Outstanding Use of Independent Music in a Documentary".


  • At September 30, 2004 1:47 PM, Blogger Ramone said…


    Finis Productions is a Phoenix based audio video production company. Finis has completed a feature documentary in association with Arizona Department of Peace Campaign. The feature is 58 minutes long and is entitled, "A CRITICAL MASS" staring Brianna Bendotti, Ian Calvin and Terri Mansfield. The movie chronicles individuals who are creating a more peaceful and humanitarian society. Urgent and important issues are established as well as positive solutions of how the human spirit can evolve for the sake of self, community, and the universe. "A CRITICAL MASS" is a mixture of a fictional story, recorded speeches and interviews with citizens, community leaders, peace activists and public officials. Featured speakers and interviews include: Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Rev. Jesse Jackson (Senior Founder and President, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition), Danny Glover (American actor and international activist), Carol Rosin (President, Institute Cooperation in Space), Alfred Webre (International Director, Institute Cooperation in Space), and Madea Benjamin (Co-Founder, Code Pink International).

    A parallel story takes the audience through a poignant and witty journey that teaches how we can initiate change. Libby (Brianna Bendotti) is the everyday American. During her daily routine she has become distraught over the course of events and direction of her country. This leads her first to frustration and a feeling of helplessness, then to an epiphany where she makes a decision ask more questions and begin looking for the answers. After attempting to discuss her feelings with her friends, Libby finds herself standing in front of the Arizona State capitol building where she meets a mysterious man (Ian Calvin) who leads her on a roller coaster ride through the thoughts and minds of those working to establish a peaceful and enlightened society. Libby then learns about the power of one in her pursuit of knowledge as she continues to meet Arizona Department of Peace Campaign Coordinator, Terri Mansfield, in places that are unexpected and enlightening. The story emphasizes the establishment of non-violence as a founding principle in contemporary American society. In her journey of enlightenment, Libby discovers the existence of two current legislative bills in the US Congress that are based on principles of peace. One bill is creation of a "Department of Peace" in the Administrative Branch of federal government, and the other is a ban of weapons in space. (Space Preservation Act) Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduced both bills in Congress. By the end of the story, Libby realizes that it only takes one person to start making constructive changes in the malefic conditions facing her community and country.

    "A CRITICAL MASS" will be distributed exclusively as a DVD through the Arizona Department of Peace Campaign. Net proceeds will benefit the Arizona Department of Peace Campaign (http://www.azdopcampaign.org). A donation of $29.95 to Arizona Department of Peace Campaign includes a DVD with the feature length presentation, "A CRITICAL MASS" and bonus materials. Arizona Department of Peace Campaign is a non-profit educational organization that is non-partisan and does not promote or endorse political parties or candidates.

    Finis Productions is a family owned production company, founded by Richard Romero Sr., Executive Producer and his sons. R.V., 26 (Rick Jr.), writer and director, and Cris 22, producer, editor and technical wonder. Please feel free to contact Angela Romero, arizonacriticalmass@mailcity.com or (602)486-2751 for further information. Thank you!

  • At October 14, 2004 1:40 PM, Blogger Ramone said…

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  • At December 25, 2004 3:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Here's a link to Walter Cronkite's article in the Denver Post about the idea for the Department of Peace.

    (Sorry, I removed my earlier comment about it because I put a link in it that threw the formatting off.)

    Note: the article --at the Denver Post-- appears to have been taken offline. I'll keep the link here anyway, though, in case they put it back up. If you find the article somewhere else, would you link it here? Thanks!


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