Forbidden Fruit Films
“Just as the 'Forbidden Fruit' was from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil in the Garden of Eden, Forbidden Fruit Films is dedicated to producing media resulting from the creative efforts of those who critically think, feel, and do for themselves. The Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil (including its Forbidden Fruit) is a metaphor for the ability to see that there are 'two sides to the coin,' to think analytically and logically in terms of dualities, be it good-evil, male-female, positive-negative, up-down, plus-minus, left-right, figure-ground, point-counterpoint, etc. Media produced by Forbidden Fruit Films will stand in contrast to any media which 'toes a party line' or promotes an agenda of any authority or power that exploits others by telling them what to think, feel, or do.” – Nonjohn
"Texarkana Train Chase"
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This documentary is the footage of the literal automobile chase of the Union Pacific 3985 from its departure from Union Station in Texarkana to its temporary destination of North Little Rock, AR. The footage was captured by Nonjohn in Sony DVCAM format on June 17, 2004. The Union Pacific 3985 is the world's largest operating steam locomotive. In the documentary, the Union Pacific 3985 follows the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, & Southern Railroad route between Texarkana and Little Rock. This route was of vital important to itinerant black musicians who developed Boogie Woogie, Blues, Ragtime, and Jazz. Besides its arrival and departure from Texarkana, this documentary contains footage of the train's arrival and departure in Gurdon, AR, and in Arkadelphia, AR. In addition to the train itself, the lush piney and hardwood forests provide a beautiful backdrop as the train makes its journey. As the Union Pacific 3985 barrels through the piney woods, the largest operating steam locomotive in the world becomes a metaphor for Boogie Woogie on steroids!
"The Anti-War Rally in Austin" DVD
This documentary was videotaped in Sony DVCAM format by Nonjohn from the steps of the Texas State Capital Building on February 15, 2003. Even in Texas, the home state of George W. Bush, the anti-war movement is alive and well!
"The Relationship Between Spirituality and Psychiatry" DVD
This lecture was delivered by Nonjohn as a "Grand Rounds" lecture for the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, on Tuesday, May 15, 2001. At the time, Nonjohn was a 2nd-year resident physician (PGY-2) in the psychiatry residency program.
"Spirituality and the Brain" DVD
This lecture was delivered by Nonjohn at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Antonio, Texas, on Sunday, July 25, 1999.
"Alternative Drug Uses and Therapies" DVD
On April 22, 1995, Nonjohn (A.K.A. John Tennison) moderated a panel of three national experts at Stanford University's Kresge Auditorium. The presentation, titled, "Alternative Drug Uses and Therapies," was part of the 9th Annual Stanford Health Policy Forum. During the presentation, professors from three universities in the United States discuss uses of drugs which do not fit neatly into current paradigms of medical practice. This video will stimulate you to think in ways that challenge conventional medical models.
The three professors interviewed by Nonjohn were:
Rick Strassman, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
Charles Grob, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine, Director, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.
Juan Sanchez-Ramos, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Miami School of Medicine.
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