Daniel Beaty’s ‘Transforming Pain to Power’ premiers in San Francisco

I am grateful for the invitation from Ruth Morgan, director of COMMUNITY WORKS, to the Bay Area Premier of Daniel Beaty’s ‘Transforming Pain to Power’ performance at the Brava Theater on Saturday. Daniel Beaty, author of the book ‘Transforming Pain to Power,’ arrives in San Francisco after a 35-city tour across the country presenting his performance, and sharing his story, with audiences like the one assembled tonight, young adults and seasoned community workers, their smiles, tears and applause, evidence Daniel Beaty’s performance transcends boundaries to talk about incarceration. A consummate performer, Daniel Beaty crosses all barriers in sharing his personal … Continue reading Daniel Beaty’s ‘Transforming Pain to Power’ premiers in San Francisco

Exhibits and Presentations in January 2014 – Flor de Miel Media and Catherine Herrera

2014 – San Francisco Public Presentation Flor de Miel Media has been writing ‘Welcome to the Mission,’ a long form article on development in San Francisco, and a related Performance piece. ‘Welcome to the Mission’ is part of the ‘Open Doors’ project. This week, Catherine Herrera will make a presentation on ‘Welcome to the Mission,’ the performance piece and long form article that considers ‘displacement’ and ‘home’ from the perspective of a contemporary Ohlone person living in San Francisco, to place Ohlone History on the City’s development timeline as a means of reflecting on the past, but also, our present … Continue reading Exhibits and Presentations in January 2014 – Flor de Miel Media and Catherine Herrera

‘Peace on Earth, 2013’ Fundraising Gift and Greeting Card Offer

(orders for ‘Peace on Earth’ gift cards, and prints of ‘Winter Blossoms,’ 2013 photo without text found by visiting the links. Profits from all sales of prints and products between October 29-December 29, 2013 will go towards the development of the ‘Open Doors’ project.) Hard to believe its been a year since first offering the work-in-progress of ‘Open Doors’ at Audible Observatory last November in San Francisco, as part of the Annual Anthropology Conference. Last Saturday, I was on a panel about Bay Area Sacred Sites important to the Ohlone and other local California tribes. I had the opportunity to … Continue reading ‘Peace on Earth, 2013’ Fundraising Gift and Greeting Card Offer

Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera

I’ve been working behind the scenes on breaking down the ‘Open Doors’ preview – I was quite surprised by the impact the creative process had on me personally, opening doors in ways unexpected. I am grateful to grow and develop, and learn each day. As that work continues, here is a new spoken word poem I wrote this week. This time, I have a recorded reading. I am available for readings of my spoken word poems so reach out by email if you are interested in booking a reading. (assignments@flordemielfilms.com) I am also available to screen ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and talk … Continue reading Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera

Still Healing…’Open Doors’ preview before 2015 Official Launch

I want to thank Audible Observatories 2012 for the invitation to preview ‘Open  Doors‘ which officially launches in 2015. San Francisco is a very meaningful place to me to launch a new anthropological archive of the Ohlone people – ‘Open Doors‘ involves an inter-generational process focused on healing. The entire Ohlone community is the center of ‘Open Doors’ and for 2013, ‘Open Doors’ presents a model for facilitating dialogue that can travel and be of healing to other communities. The Ohlone Youth Cultural Revitalization is fast at work creating a new generation of art, writing, music, song and revitalization of … Continue reading Still Healing…’Open Doors’ preview before 2015 Official Launch

Bridge Walkers – de Young Museum September 07, 2012 6-8 p.m.

— FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE —                           Contact: Catherine Herrera,  415-202-5204, catherine@flordemielfilms.com BRIDGE WALKERS – INSTALLATION/DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES THE IMPORTANCE OF SACRED SITES IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA AND BEYOND – Worldwide Release – Filmmaker and photographer Catherine Herrera has completed a multi-year project with the culmination of a three-screen video installation and documentary Bridge Walkers showing at the de Young Museum on September 07, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. In 1907, Nels Nelson discovered and plotted on a map over 400 Ohlone Sacred Sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. So large were some of the Shellmound and Sacred Sites of the … Continue reading Bridge Walkers – de Young Museum September 07, 2012 6-8 p.m.