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Tradition & Turtle Island

Ep. 579

Ron Chapman and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new films Shelter and From Earth to Sky, architecture, tradition and Turtle Island, xenophobia, collaboration, and common ground, and why it’s better to give than to receive. 

Synopsis:

From Earth To Sky is a unique and inspiring story of a proud and accomplished collective of Indigenous architects, driving a movement as climate change threatens the planet. They are world leaders in aesthetic, form, sustainability and ultimately protecting mother earth. Their stories have never been more important.

Shelter is the inspirational story of how these brave Jewish immigrants survived religious persecution in their homelands to build wildly successful real estate and land development businesses and help shape a growing metropolis by making it a refuge for all newcomers to Toronto.

About Ron:

Director and producer Ron Chapman is an award-winning Toronto filmmaker. His feature documentaries have garnered acclaim worldwide and have aired on major networks and platforms. They include: Who the F**K is Arthur Fogel, featuring Lady Gaga, U2, The Police, Madonna, Rush, and key music industry insiders; The Poet of Havana, with Carlos Varela, Benicio Del Toro, Jackson Browne; and The Forbidden Shore, an in-depth exploration of Cuba’s top musical artists.

Shelter is one of three films Ron has produced and directed being released 2021. It will have its world premiere as the opening film of the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, June 3, 2021. His other documentary feature From Earth to Sky, the story of seven Indigenous architects from Turtle Island, will have its world-broadcast premiere on TVO, June 21st 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Ron is currently in production on a new music documentary investigating 1969’s The Toronto Rock N Roll Revival – what Rolling Stone called “the second most important\ event in rock history” – with John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, Bo Diddly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, The Doors, Chicago and more, for release 2022.

For more about the film and Ron’s work head here.

Image Copyright and Credit: Chapman Productions.

F2F Music and Image CopyrightDavid Peck and Face2Face. Used with permission.

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

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