Marc Baraka Strauch

Media – Consumer

As creative producer (and other roles) for the arts, documentary and consumer entertainment. To see some of these projects go to my media website.

  • Dancing People Company (Oregon) – Video production (camera, editor, producer) documenting ten Salon Series dance performances; produced DVD of 2011 Winter Solstice Community Dance performance; video of 2011 crowdfunding campaign to support their Dance in the Park series.
  • 13 Indigenous Grandmothers (Montana) – Director of Photography during the 11th Council Gathering of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers for the documentary film The Ride Home to be released in 2013.
  • Vajrasa Dance Ensemble (Oregon) – Director of Photography for a 4-camera shoot of this innovative modern interpretation of classical Tibetan Buddhist and Indian dance.
  • Vajrasa Goes to Ladakh (Oregon) – Writer, director, producer of crowdfunding video to support Vajarasa dance as an intercultural educational program in Ladakh, India; in development.
  • Rebirth of the Devadasi (Oregon) – Director of Photography for a 3-camera shoot of this highly acclaimed modern interpretation of traditional Persian, Indian, Tibetan Buddhist and Tantric dance.
  • Hiroshima, Bridge to Forgiveness (Working title) (Bay Area) – Co-producer / Co-screenwriter. Full-length feature film based on the life of Takashi Tanemori as he evolves from an embittered youth scarred by the trauma of being an 8-year old boy located less than one mile from ground zero of the atomic bomb blast in Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 and the loss of his parents and his 60-year process of learning to forgive. Currently in development. For more information on Mr. Tanemori or to engage him for public speaking, see his website.
  • Takashi Tanemori, Hiroshima Survivor (NYC) – Camera, editor and video producer documenting Mr. Tanemori’s experiences as a Hiroshima survivor at the premiere of the dance performance piece Is It Already Dusk? based in part on Mr. Tanemori’s life and the events of 9/11 in NYC, directed and choreographed by Joan Evans and co-presented by the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Irondale Center.
  • Mystical Rumi (Los Angeles) – Founder and Executive/Creative producer of three CDs of Persian mystical poets. Original translations, spoken in Farsi and English accompanied by violin. Designed and produced ecommerce website for selling MP3s and CDs. Produced CD launch event with spoken word, musicians and classical dance.
  • High Frequency Tour (Oregon) – Videographer, interviewer and editor for off-stage participant testimonials.
  • Greenlight (Oregon) – Co-producer and writer of Greenlight, a documentary focused on consciousness, sustainability and social change; in development.
  • Hao Li (San Francisco, Bejing) – Formal and informal photographic portraits of one of China’s rising stars of contemporary painting.
  • Dr. Stanley Krippner (San Francisco) – Video interviews and still photography as contributor for a documentary on Dr. Stanley Krippner, a leader in the humanistic psychology movement of the early 1960’s.
  • Ethnographic Study (Oregon) – Videographer for documentary video of a Native American healer who for more than 35 years was never able to be filmed, photographed or recorded because her energy was so great that all electronic and other photographic and audio recording devices failed.
  • Divine Mother Abode – Open Source Media (Los Angeles) – Founder and creative director of open source media project to share people’s direct experiences of the Divine Mother from any of the world’s cultural and religious traditions in any form of creative expression.
  • Bridging (Working title) – Open Source Media (Los Angeles) – Producer, director, writer of a feature length documentary exploring people’s direct experiences and the positive impact of a shift in consciousness from a masculine dominant worldview to a more inclusive feminine view; in development.
  • Vinyasa Yoga (Seattle) – Producer/Director of one of the very first instructional Yoga videos on the Vinyasa form of Yoga in 1993. Worked with Yoga instructor and dancer  to choreograph nine Vinyasa Yoga practitioners and produce a 90-minute instructional video sold on VHS cassettes.
  • Inside This Clay Jug (Iowa) – Producer, director and cinematographer for music video of Kabir’s poem Inside This Clay Jug recited by cellist Daniel Sperry and accompanied by Mr. Sperry on cello and piano.
  • Hidden Medicines TV Pilot (Seattle) – Creative director, writer and producer of fundraising promotion for ground-breaking Oregon PBS-sponsored pilot on medicines derived from nature.
  • Navaswan (Oregon) – Writer, Director, Producer, Editor. Created in part to fulfill my requirements as part of earning my MA in the David Lynch Film program at MUM in 2014. Inspired by the poem Within The Castle written by my friend Sasha Kamini Parmasad. View the first act of the film.
  • Navaswan Crowdfunding (Oregon) – Writer, director and on-camera talent for crowdfunding video to raise finances to support he completion of my MA thesis short narrative film Navaswan.
  • 13 Indigenous Grandmothers Council(South Dakota) – Editor and producer of crowdfunding video to raise finances for the 13th Annual Council Gathering of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.
  • Food Is Medicine (Iowa) – Wrote and co-directed  and co-produced promotional video for feature-length documentary on the work of Dr. Terry Wahls and The Wahls Protocol
  • Finding Beauty (Iowa) – Wrote, directed, edited and produced promotional video for visual artist Tony Ellis on his photographic work exploring the beauty in found objects.
  • P A R A : Unbounded Stillness In Motion (Morocco) – Photographed, wrote, directed, edited and produced an experimental short film. Premiered at the First Annual Rishikesh Film Festival, Rishikesh, India, March 2017.
  • Divine Mother Reconstructed (India) – Photographed, directed, edited and produced music video based on photograph taken in India and subsequent artistic derivatives. Premiered at the First Annual Rishikesh Film Festival, Rishikesh, India, March 2017.