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“…be careful what you wish for….” Matt Kettmann

You’ve all seen wine ratings at your favorite market or wine store. Did you ever wonder who created these ratings? That would be a dream job…right? Matt Kettmann, senior editor of the Santa Barbara Independent, was recently appointed wine critic for the Central Coast Appellations. In “…be careful what you wish for…”, Matt tells his story of ‘blind’ rating wines for The Wine Enthusiast, along with comments from wine industry insiders.

Climate Change Science and Practices

baba2films asked people on the streets of Santa Barbara about their views on Climate Change and then about their habits and practices on environmental issues. We wanted to explore whether people’s practices conform to their political views on climate change. We received some interesting responses.

People On The Streets of Santa Barbara: Drought | Year Four

baba2films has been on the streets of Santa Barbara asking people about the CA drought, now that it’s in its 4th year, and how they are coping.  Our interviewees included a student, landowners, Reiki practitioner-volunteer, shop owner, real estate professional, investor,  inventor and a poet-philosopher.

People On The Streets of Santa Barbara: Refugio Beach Oil Spill

baba2films has been working on the streets asking residents about major local issues. On Memorial Day May 25, 2015, baba2films and Rebecca Anglin asked people at the Santa Barbara Harbor — from fishermen, sailor, beachgoers, divers and tourists — to share their candid thoughts on the May 19 pipeline rupture, what should be done to prevent another tragic spill and what each of us can do to reduce our use of oil.

The movie begins with a thoughtful statement from Paul Relis, one of the founders of the S. B. Community Environmental Council and former Executive Director.

This film was published on June 1 at the SB Independent. http://www.independent.com/news/2015/jun/01/santa-barbara-reacts-refugio-oil-spill/.



“Girls In Justice.” Richard Ross’ newest book and baba2films latest work


Richard Ross, Phyllis and Stan at Girls’ Inc. book signing on Saturday, Feb. 28. Photo courtesy of Andy Davis.

Richard Ross, a UCSB professor and internationally known photographer has just published a book entitled, “Girls In Justice.” It follows his earlier work, “Juvenile In Justice.” ‘Girls’ documents his 3 year effort to capture images that are designed to change public policy about why and how we incarcerate girls in this country. His photos are stunning and disturbing. Each image contains a unique, personal, social and political  ‘call to action.’

Shorter clips from the movie.