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dropping knowledge Posts Latest CopyLeft Film Featuring the Plight of South Central Los Angeles Farmers.

LOS ANGELES, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- dropping knowledge, a global initiative to turn apathy into activity through the simple act of asking questions, released its latest CopyLeft film "What's Your Tree?" today at Combining the immediacy of news reporting and the art of filmmaking, in less than a day, dropping knowledge co-founder Ralf Schmerberg captured the heart-wrenching plight of South Central Los Angeles farmers who are in jeopardy of losing a 14-acre farm that sits in the middle of one of the country's most toxic urban environments.


On camera, environmental activist, Julia "Butterfly" Hill, most notable for her two-year tree-sit in Northern California seven years ago, asked, "What is your tree? What is it in your life that calls you to be bigger than what you think is possible for yourself and for your world?"

Hill's quote will be published today as the 99th question asked in a countdown to the Table of Free Voices event taking place in Berlin's historic Bableplatz square September 9, 2006. is counting down to the eagerly anticipated thought summit by asking a new and different question every day. Visitors to the Web site are encouraged to drop their own knowledge and reflect on queries posed by other thought leaders. Each question submitted to the Web site is a contender for the "Top 100 Questions" being asked of the 100+ voices -- artists, activists, scientists, philosophers, and writers from around the world -- that will converge to discuss the world's most under-reported issues.

dropping knowledge believes CopyLeft productions are necessary to make under-reported issues immediately accessible to the global public. All content donated to or generated by dropping knowledge is freely available to all for all time.
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dropping knowledge is an intellectual platform for social change, open to every citizen of the world. Sustained by a global network of individuals, institutions, corporations and NGOs, dropping knowledge is committed to heightening social awareness, encouraging multiple perspectives, fostering global dialogue and inspiring real-world initiatives. With offices in Berlin, New York, and San Francisco, dropping knowledge operates as an international non-governmental organization with 100 percent stakeholder perspective. A public resource, it cannot be owned and is freely accessible to all for all time.

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