Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Today a documentary about 10 ½ minutes long, by my good friend David Zupan, airs on statewide TV and you can see it online for free, details below.
You can see:
- Me tear up my psychiatric label “psychotic”
- Martin Luther King call for us all to be “creatively maladjusted”
- A re-creation of my big fall that broke my neck
- What screwing up your vocal chords can sound like
- Support from my amazing wife and community
- Us protest for global revolution because of climate crisis
Yes, making revolution visible now all over Earth is a great way to be creatively maladjusted to global warming, and this documentary shows that if I can do it, then so can you!
Here is an actual movie-trailer about one minute long for this documentary:
Producer David Zupan said, “Creatively Maladjusted shows how human rights activist David Oaks and his wife, Debra Nunez, creatively respond to tough realities with the help of courage, community and humor.” The piece will be shown on the Oregon Lens series. (Please see the next page of this blog entry for the links to the 10 and a half minute documentary.)
Okay, here is the actual documentary, you can see it free now, via the Oregon Public Broadcasting site:
If you have any problem viewing this documentary on the public broadcasting site, you may view it on David Zupan’s Vimeo site here:
After you see the documentary here are some ways to take action:
There are several online places for you to connect with others who are part of Team Love, and/or give to the trust fund that lawyers set up to help me:
Here are some ways that you can find out more:
Utne magazine in 2009 really did call Dalai Lama, me and 48 others “visionaries”
So Why Help Such an Expert, Now?
I remember an experienced psychiatric survivor activist always said, “An expert is defined this way: X is an unknown quantity, and spurt is a big drip!” In other words, we truly are all equal, and even if I ever do become any kind of celebrity, even a minor one, your support is still needed, if possible.
At the moment, the need is for me to make noise. Let me briefly explain.
I have started working with my brother Tony and my friend David Zupan on something we are calling Project Amplify. The point of Project Amplify is to activate my network to find and build a team of experts who can help me address some the technical challenges I face communicating.
Specifically Project Amplify is for when I:
- email and get on the web (I use a human)
- use my smart iPhone
- talk in my van over the road noise
- use public address systems at larger venues
- or just plain talk to folks in noisy situations.
So far we have a draft powerpoint and plans for some short videos about my Project Amplify needs. Stay tuned.