"How the heck do you meet all these authors? That's awesome!"
Political Grace: The Gift of Resistance ~ by Wes Rehberg, 2012
When Wes and I exchanged business cards, I learned that he does both "writing and film works." He's a former journalist and founded a company called Wild Clearing. When I got home, I went online to find out more and discovered our library has copies of two of his documentaries.
"Chattanooga's Homeless Challenge: A Documentary Film" gives homeless people a voice and also shows opportunities that allow them to transition out of homelessness. When I watched this first video, I was surprised to see that a big part of it is about "Barry's church" (for then pastor Barry Kidwell) — which used to be "Bonnie's church," though we weren't set up to assist the homeless when I was the pastor at Forrest Avenue United Methodist Church from 1987 to 1991.
"Tracing Chattatonia" is another video by Wes that's available from my public library. It's a 45-minute video collage that "contains spontaneously 'found' scenes from the Chattanooga region in 2006, compiled experimentally and interpretively, as a collage on a timeline."
Wes also has a blog called Writing in the Wild Clearing and a web site for experimental video art work he calls The Video Curio Theater. Wes says, "The theater is open," so go take a look.
And that, boys and girls, is how I met another author (and film maker).