Five years in the making, Ian MacKenzie’s and Nicole Sorochan’s “Amplify Her” is a documentary film, graphic novel and animated motion comic series exploring the rise of female artists in the electronic music scene. Keyframe caught up with Nicole Sorochan to discuss the project’s evolution, its transmedia components, female co-creation, and the upcoming November 16th San Francisco premiere, and other US Purple Carpet Tour screenings.
Psychedelic subculture was not the invention of the 1960s. Author Tom Hatsis brings light to the Telestai of Eleusis, the Mysteries of Isis, the Dionysian cult, and the magical rituals of Thessalian witches, finding evidence in the Jewish, Roman, and Gnostic traditions that despite centuries old official prohibitions, knowledge of the lost tribal heritage persisted in secretive ways.
Linda Black Elk is a tribal coordinator of the Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council, Lecturer in Ethnobotany at Sitting Bull College, as well as full time teacher and mother of young children. With her permission, I arranged some of her writing about Standing Rock into prose poems. This is the third in a series of Standing Rock Protectors features.