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March 15, 2017

A Coyote-narrated documentary is now available online. BELO MONTE: AFTER THE FLOOD, directed by award-winning filmmaker Todd Southgate, explores the history and consequences of one of the world’s most controversial dam projects, built on the Xingu River in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. It chronicles the inspiring work of indigenous peoples, grassroots activists, and their allies to prevent dam construction and its many impacts. The film exposes the gross disregard for the rule of law that marked the entire project, including a massive corruption scandal involving high-level politicians and construction companies. And it shows the unfulfilled promises for bringing “progress” to this remote Amazonian region. Since the film first premiered in late 2016, it has demonstrated huge potential for raising awareness and stimulating public debate on this critical issue. The film has also been well received at film festivals. It can be viewed online at the film's website, which you can access here.

February 3, 2017

Back in November Peter originally published "Democrats Need to Clean Up Their Own House" on, a daily weblog with political analysis on US current events from a liberal perspective. It has now been published on this web site at this link.

December 26, 2016

The 2017 BAMPFA calendar under its Big Ideas program now lists Peter as one of its speakers next year. BAMPFA stands for Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Big Ideas is a UC Berkeley course open to the public. This year's theme, California Countercultures, is inspired by the BAMPFA exhibition Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. Peter will discuss the Diggers, communes and community on Wednesday, April 12th at 12 PM.

2017 will also see the return of the Bay Area's Emmy Award-winning series, BAY AREA REVELATIONS, narrated by Peter. The next chapter will tell the story of how the Bay Area became one of the most innovative and successful movie centers on earth.

At the Lion's Roar web site, an essay by Peter can be found  called "It! It! It", in which he shares some of his Buddhist wisdom through his personal experience.

Last month Peter was in Quebec filming a six-part series called THE DISAPPEARANCE for CTV, which will air in summer/fall of 2017. While on location, the press caught up with him. He admits he's fairly picky about the roles he takes on these days as he has become more and more reluctant to leave his northern California ranch. "I have my dogs and my fruit trees," he says.

Peter plays a retired judge plunged into despair when his beloved 10-year-old grandchild goes missing. The script for the Canadian series had to pass his "must surprise me in the first ten pages" test. It did. He also liked that it was a limited run series. He gave a shout out to Montreal as a great city for an actor and praised Canadians in general as "grown-up Americans."

When questioned about the upcoming 18-hour Ken Burns epic, THE VIETNAM WAR, he said, "It's going to be a shocker. Really, the only people who come out of this conflict with any honor are the warriors on both sides. Politicians on all sides were despicable."