Filmmakers BIOS

dsc_7964v21 scott crow Co-Producer

Is an anarchist community organizer and writer who began working on Anti-Apartheid, International Political Prisoner and Animal Rights issues in the mid- 1980s. He is the co-founder and co-organizer of regional social justice and education projects including: Common Ground Collective (with Malik Rahim), Radical Encuentro Camp, UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism), Dirty South Earth First! and North Texas Coalition for a Just Peace.

He has organized for Greenpeace, Ruckus Society, Rainforest Action Network, A.C.O.R.N., Forest Ethics, Anti Racist Action and Ralph Nader, and many local grassroots groups over the last 20 years.

He is author/co-author of the books What Lies Beneath: Katrina, Race, and the State of the Nation’ (South End Press), ‘Black Flags and Windmills” (PM Press) and “Standing On the Edge of Potential” (PM Press). He co-produced the documentary film ‘Angola 3: Black Panthers & the L.S.P.” Currently he is employed at a worker-run recycling center, Ecology Action, and dreaming of sustainable democratic economic projects based on mutual aid within Austin.

ann-harkness Ann Harkness

A BFA graduate of North Texas State University Ann is a photographer, artist, activist and former photo-stylist in advertising.

She uses her imaginative eye and compassionate view documenting political events and people. Her photos have been featured in the Austin Chronicle, Gambit Weekly, Southwest Cycling Magazine, and Robert King’s book “From the Bottom of the Heap’. She regularly contributes photographic work to many organizations including ACLU, BikeTexas, Austin Cycling Assoc., Angola 3, and Austin Bike Zoo.

Ann spent many rowdy days disrupting corporate business through the Anarchist Sewing Club, and UPROAR (United People Resisting Oppression and Racism) in Dallas. Since moving to Austin she co-founded Treasure City Thrift, and the Deloney St. Community Garden. She is a longtime organizer with the Angola 3 Committee. In addition to co-producing the documentary Angola 3: Black Panthers and the L.S.P. she often helps Robert King behind the scenes with his Freelines candy business

For fun she is currently engaged in local farming practices that includes gardens, goats, chickens, and compost on a small plot in the inner city with her longtime partner scott crow.

Jimmy O’Halligan Director, Editor

With a degree in Radio TV and Film he worked for local T.V. stations around the country as a news editor, videographer and on special projects for FOX news and the CBS bureaus. He left the news business and became a freelance film maker working with independent news outlets including Greenpeace, Earth First!

noelle Noelle Hanrahan Adviser

is an award winning investigative journalist and director of Prison Radio, which challenges mass incarceration and racism by airing the voice of men and women in prison. Since 1992 she has recorded the commentaries of Mumia Abu-Jamal. She initiated and produced Live From Death Row by Mumia Abu-Jamal.

In 2000 she edited Mumia’s latest book of essays “All Things Censored” (Seven Stories). Hanrahan has won three Golden Reel Awards from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. Also in 2005 Newsroom on Channel 29, a TV newsmagazine that she anchors was nominated for a Northern California Emmy. Currently she produces “Dispatches From Death Row”, Mumia Abu-Jamal’s weekly radio commentaries on 100 radio stations.

She is a graduate of Stanford University, and received her degree in Gender Race and Class Studies. She lives the SF Bay View Hunter’s Point district with her eight-year-old daughter Miranda.

t_kupers Terry Allen Kupers, M.D., M.S.P. Adviser

is a psychiatrist and professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, he is co-chair of the Committee on the Mentally Ill Behind Bars of the American Association of Community Psychiatrists. He has served as an expert witness in more than a dozen class action lawsuits concerning the conditions of confinement and the adequacy of mental health services in jails and prisons.

He has also served as a consultant to the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, Human Rights Watch, and Amnesty International regarding prison conditions. He has written four books, including ‘Prison Madness: The Mental Health Crisis Behind Bars and What We Must Do About It’ .

In the 1970’s Dr. Kupers was the physician and director of the Bunchy Carter Free Clinic in South Central Los Angeles, a free clinic run by the Black Panther Party to serve the health needs of the community.