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Hosted by Marc Angelo Coppola, the Superhero Academy Podcast is designed as a no filter real life conversation hosting passionate guests and comedic relief to the hero’s journey many of us are on.This podcast dives deep into segments and interviews with well known experts with a focus on self health… read more


Perspective Shifting Media & Films For Action with Tim Hjersted || Superhero Academy Podcast Ep. 29

Superhero Academy Podcast
Tim Hjersted - Films For Action
Superhero Academy Ep # 29

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In this podcast, Marc Coppola interviews Tim Hjersted of Films For Action, an online library, which serves as a tool for anyone who wants to change the world and pushing forward a different society. It allows people to go on the site and watch documentaries, short films, videos, and action articles covering activism and different advocacies such as permaculture, politics, sustainability, energy, elections, war and peace, police state, and many more. They talk about managing content in social media and the difficulties of managing traffic especially on Facebook, which asks you for payment just to get your content seen. They also talk about how through collaboration of different sites, your original content can reach more people and that through collaboration and transcending competition, we can create a new, and better world.

Main Questions Asked
• What is Films For Action? [02:54]
• What inspired Films For Action? [02:58]
• How long has Films For Action been online? [03:02]
• Have you always seen yourself being involved with film? [10:20]
• How do you see yourself and Films For Action to being part of the shaping culture? What have been the changes since you started Films For Action in 2006? [15:12]
• Are there particular documentaries, especially the most recent ones that you think people must see? [18:30]
• Have you started seeing shifts as to how films are created, such as grassroots approaches, and what is the people's response to it? [22:23]
• Is there something you're planning to contribute more to your advocacy? Do you consider making your own documentaries? [25:09]
• Assuming more and more chapters develop, what are other interests that you are likely to pursue? [30:44]
• Are more of the people around you seeing things the way you do as well? Have you influenced them to change their perspective? [31:44]
• How has Films For Action changed your social life? [32:15]
• In the future, what is the best way that we can collaborate online? [44:14]
• How can people contribute to help Films For Action? [48:08]

Powerful Quotes
• "It's never necessarily black or white. It's always kind of gray." - Marc Coppola [13:05]
• "The whole paying for getting your content seen is a total rip-off." - Tim Hjersted [35:51]
• "We all grow if we're attracting people to that new content." Marc Coppola [46:08]
• "Part of what we need to do is consider playing a particular role in creating our own content to contribute back to the ether of content." - Marc Coppola [46:32]
• "We just give and take and hopefully everyone can benefit from that." - Tim Hjersted [50:18]
• "Collaboration is the way that we're going to create this new world. We have to transcend the competition model. " Marc Coppola [53:15]

Links Mentioned

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Contact Information for the Guest, Tim Hjersted

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