Interlock’s mission is to promote environmentally sustainable practices
and social justice by:
* producing original works in film, video, and new media
* providing media training to enable communities to address
critical environmental issues and
implement their own long-term
Our work is inspired by the relationship between indigenous
peoples and environmental integrity.
Media is a non-profit organization that produces
media on the environment and human rights.
Its mission is to support informed empowerment at the grassroots and community level by producing educational mediaworks; by carrying media
techniques and technologies to the community level; and guaranteeing
that production is an inclusive and diversified process.
By identifying and confronting environmental crises before
they reach the mainstream media, Interlock has earned a national
reputation for journalistic integrity, intimate visual portrayal
and broad program dissemination.
Interlock has won international recognition for investigative
research and its ability to deliver scientific information
to mass audiences including global climate change.
Expertise in tropical ecology, grassroots rural development,
and ethnographic and feature film is backed by extensive fieldwork
in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Pacific.
Since 1980, Interlock Media has been a leading source of instructional
material on the environment, particularly rain forests, reefs,
and wetlands; the land rights of indigenous peoples, and the
relationship between child survival and population.
As an independent organization, we have the flexibility and
freedom to create in-depth treatments of critical, often controversial
issues, and to oversee their distribution to ensure effective,
We reach our audiences with dramatic and non-fiction print,
television, radio and community-based presentations domestically
and throughout the developing world. With our extensive network
of contacts developed over the past fifteen years and our
commitment to environmental education at the grassroots level,
we are often able to identify and engage with issues that
only later receive worldwide attention. Our public education
efforts to promote tropical rain forest conservation, for
example, began more than ten years before significant amounts
of programming on that subject reached the mainstream media.
Dinah Buechner, Philanthropist
Doris & Robert Dumond, Improved Human Services
Rebecca Hardin, Anthropologist, University of Michigan
David Kleiler, Film Programmer
Deana Holmes, Wells Fargo
Paul Heinzelmann, MD
Jonathan Schwartz, President, Filmmaker
Neil Smith, Smith O'Brien Associates
Vinca Jarrett, Esq., Entertainment Attorney
Anna Lockwood, Telstra
Jeffrey Izzo, Esq., Music Attorney
Charley Gould, Esq., Business Attorney
Simon Colley, MBA, Business Development
Swathi Raghuraaman, Photon Kathaas
Counsel Posternak, LLP
Interlock is seeking applications from dynamic individuals from a variety of backgrounds to support our mission and shape Interlock's future.
Emeritus Advisory Board
Peter Reilly, CPA
Claude Berkowitch: UNDP
Stan Franzeen: Wyeth
Thomas Watkins: CNN
Deborah Kirk: Magazine Editor
George Homsy: Cornell University
Jessica Brown: QLF/Atlantic Center for the Environment
Robert Aaronson: Distribution and Acquisition
Randall Hayes: Rainforest Action Network