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About Whispered Media

Whispered Media was founded in 1996 by A. Mark Liiv, Jeffrey Taylor, and Adams Wood. Francine Cavanaugh was welcomed to the collective in 2000. Our mission is to use video production and media resources to document social and political issues. Whispered Media is part of a growing movement of grassroots documentary makers who are using ever-more accessible media tools to create compelling, independent work. Whispered Media members have been interviewed about the independent media movement on numerous media outlets and panels. Internationally, our work has been featured on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, and MediaTelevision in Canada.

As of April 2002, Adams Wood and Francine Cavanaugh have left Whispered Media for Western North Carolina, where their new project is Mountain Eye Media. Jeff Taylor and A. Mark Liiv continue to work as Whispered Media along with several new members.

Selected Filmography

"The Pie's The Limit" (1998, 28 minutes) Chronicles the tasty adventures of the Biotic Baking Brigade, political activists known for "pie-ing" public figures. Voted "Best Local Independent Film" by the San Francisco Weekly; 1999 International Semifinalist, Cinematexas Short Film and Video Fest; 2000 Film Arts Festival; 1999 Dallas Video Festival.

"Showdown In Seattle: Five Days That Shook the WTO" (1999, 150 minutes) Produced by Whispered Media in conjunction with The Independent Media Center and several other video production groups. Broadcasts: Freespeech TV, and Deep Dish TV. Screened in the Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, One World 2001 Film Festival, and hundreds of community screenings nationwide and internationally.

"Breaking The Bank" (2000, 74 minutes) A collaborative account of the April 2000 protests against the International Monetary Fund and The World Bank. Produced by Whispered Media in conjunction with the Independent Media Center and several other video production groups. Broadcasts: Freespeech TV, and Deep Dish TV; screened in Amnesty International Human Rights Film Festival, and the Torino il Festival Cinemambiente.

"We Interrupt This Empire..." (2003, 52 minutes) Produced by the SF Bay Area Video Activist Network (VAN) in association with Whispered Media and the SF Independent Media Center (SF IMC). A collaborative work by many of the Bay Area's independent video activists which documents the direct actions that shut down the financial district of San Francisco in the weeks following the United States' invasion of Iraq. With the audio backdrop including live broadcasts of Enemy Combatant Radio from the SF Independent Media, the documentary takes a look at the diverse show of resistance from the streets of San Francisco as well as providing a critique of the corporate media coverage of the war and exploring such issues as the Military Industrial Complex, attack on civil liberties, and the United States' current imperialist drive.