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“Plant the Seed” is a short documentary video produced by Garrett McCarey for The Sanctuary for Independent Media. The video premiered at The Sanctuary on March 22, 2023, as part of the two-day program “Rooted in Independent Media, Growing Toward a Just Future.” It preceded a talk by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! which was followed by a conversation between Amy Goodman and Steve Pierce about independent media, and the many roles he has played in the world of activist media. The evening before (March 21st), featured a celebration concert with Latinx musicians Eljuri and TaĆ­na Asili. The weekend was organized to celebrate the leadership and accomplishments of Steve Pierce, the outgoing Executive Director of The Sanctuary for Independent Media, who helped co-found the organization and was responsible for helping build the organization’s many initiatives.