SUZANNE RIORDAN explains how her personal tragedy inspired her and others with similar experience to create Families ACT!, an effective and powerful S.B. advocacy group dedicated to obtaining more humane, medically oriented treatment for the mentally ill and those struggling with addiction.
DIANA BASEHART FOUNDATION | “A Greater Love” presents Diana’s animal rights efforts over the last 4 decades. It includes her current efforts to protect less fortunate people from loosing their pets due to the high cost of veterinary services.
JIMMY J. makes artistic hats, shirts, flags and other items that highlight Santa Barbara’s unique surfer and beach oriented culture. He’s a UCSB graduate who refused to stay stuck in jobs that did not fulfill him.
MARCEL MEIER and Adam Poe share their personal battles with alcohol-drug addiction. Through court oriented drug treatment programs each ultimately became clean and sober and found ways to help others.
DON BUSHNELL has dedicated his life to improving education. He explains how he helped to revolutionize urban education through the use of computers and filmmaking, and adult mid-career education at Fielding Graduate University. Currently, he and his group consult workwith local non-profit organizations.
IRENE MACIAS, the head librarian of the greater Santa Barbara Library system, retired this year. She explains her parents’ influence had on her choices in life, and the dozens of new programs that keep libraries highly relevant in the digital age.
Dr. JOE BLUM had a PhD in applied sciences. He worked in the US defense industry, literally planning US strategy for WWIII and a possible nuclear holocaust. Learn how he transformed his ‘sword.’
FRANK GOSS, a prominent environmental engineer, and his wife Patricia Sullvan, own and operate Sullivan Goss, one of Santa Barbara’s premiere art galleries. FRANK GOSS explains when was very young how his life changed the day his mother took him to see Rodin’s The Thinker.
The SANTA BARBARA CONSERVANCY through its board members explain why its critically important to preserve Santa Barbara’s architectural heritage. Board members in the film include Don Sharpe (AIA), Mike Imwalle, Stella Larson, Mary Louise Days, Susette Naylor and Richard Oglesby. The film also includes beautiful architectural photos taken by David P. Jones (AIA).