March 15, 2017
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
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
February 3, 2017
Back in November Peter originally published "Democrats
Need to Clean Up Their Own House" on dailykos.com, 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
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
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.
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.
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."