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Myriad Media Increases Environmental Focus with “Planting Hope,” Holds Screening for Documentary


Myriad Media has finished production of "Planting Hope," a documentary to raise awareness on sustainable agriculture techniques being an alternative to slash-and-burn farming in Central America. The film premiered on March 31, 2011.

Raleigh, NC, April 01, 2011 --(PR.com)-- In an effort to promote sustainability both locally and internationally, Myriad Media, a Raleigh film and video production firm, has finished production on farming-focused documentary “Planting Hope.” It premiered at Burning Coal Theatre in downtown Raleigh on March 31, 2011.

Myriad Media volunteered their time to Sustainable Harvest International, an organization that focuses on responsible land-use collaboration between local staff and farmers, to produce, edit and shoot a documentary highlighting the organization’s efforts in Central America. The production team spent ten days in Honduras, where they focused on traditional Central American slash-and-burn farming, its ecological impact, and SHI’s environmental and economic growth projects.

Florence Reed, founder and President of Sustainable Harvest, underscores the importance of the documentary by stating, “This video will be of tremendous value to the Central American farmers working with SHI to raise their standard of living while combating global warming by restoring tropical forests. A video of the high quality that Myriad Media produces will do more for our efforts to raise awareness about these issues than anything other than taking people to Central America to see for themselves.”

The documentary was shot on an HVX-200 Panasonic HDTV camera and edited on Final Cut Pro. Myriad Media’s sold-out screening of “Planting Hope” took place on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at Burning Coal Theatre in downtown Raleigh.

About Myriad Media:
Myriad Media helps clients promote and educate using DVD, broadcast and Internet media. Services include creative message development, video & film production/editing, motion graphics, and digital video encoding.

Clients include IBM, BASF, Lowe's, NC State University, and First Citizens Bank. The firm is 17 years old and headquartered in the Glenwood South neighborhood of Raleigh. For more information, visit www.myriadmedia.net

About Sustainable Harvest International:
Founded in 1997 by returned Peace Corps volunteer Florence Reed, SHI provides training and materials to Central American farmers, promoting organic and sustainable agriculture techniques as an alternative to slash and burn agriculture. To date SHI has planted more than 2,600,000 trees, converted more than 12,000 acres to sustainable uses, thereby saving over 45,000 acres from slash-and-burn destruction.

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