Blockbuster Eco-Videos

Avid followers of Arnold Schwarzenegger should probably avoid The Video Project, a tiny, two-rom shop in Oakland, California. For 10 years, the shop has housed several hundred thought-provoking alternatives to the Hollywood blockbusters crowding the average video emporium. The diversity of their collection is impressive, ranging from the plight of Tibetan refugees to the “eco-rap” performances of urban youth. But the productions share a common purpose, notes executive director Steve Ladd: “informing people about how to create a safe and sustainable world.”