Friday, August 23, 2019

Documentary Film Screening Schedule

The next great Revolution

In Peace We Trust 
A film by Petra Daher
Based on the work of the Meta Peace Team

MPT working with Poor People's Campaign

MPT at Poor People's Campaign protest in Lansing, Michigan

MPT at The March For Women

Michigan Premiere
Earthwork Harvest Gathering, Lake City, Michigan, 
Midnight @ the Barn Saturday, September 21, 2019
Sunday, September 22, 2019 11am 
Panel Discussion on Non-Violent Resistance 

Lansing Premiere and Discussion
Peace Quest, 
MSU B117 Wells Hall East Lansing, Michigan,  
7:15 Wednesday, September 25, 2019 
Discussion with MPT Trainers 
Peter Dougherty, Kim Redigan and Filmmaker Petra Daher
Concluding with a  Sing along with Karen Hoene and Peter "Standing on the Side of Justice."
Produced and Directed by Petra Productions 
For more information contact 

Filmmaker Petra Daher interviewing MPT Co-founder Peter Dougherty
MPT Working with Refugee Service

Monday, May 06, 2019

In Peace We Trust

Non-Violence: The Next Great Revolution

The documentary film In Peace We Trust by Petra Daher Productions explores the Meta Peace Team, a group promoting non-violent alternatives for over 20 years in the United States and abroad. The documentary features co-founder Peter Dougherty and explores the tools and resources the MPT uses to deal with conflict through a series of interviews with key members and footage of peace teams in action. The documentary exposes how the MPT provides resources for citizens to become peacemakers and the benefits and success of non-violent alternatives.

Featuring footage of 

The Meta Peace Team
The Poor People’s Campaign
The People’s Water Board
World Water Day
Black Lives Matter
Detroit to Flint to Lansing Water Justice Journey
The Women’s March
The Lansing Garden Project
Half Barn Farm
Little Artsram Puppet and Mask Theater

For more information visit


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Holiday Shopping Guide



Petra Productions creates Fine Art Photography on Metallic Paper, Photo Greeting Cards, Magnets, Dream Journals, Daily Calendars, Masks, Gift Certificates for Portrait Sessions, and More!

 Shopping options

Gift Certificates and Online Store
In the Lansing area visit
Community Finery located in Reo Town Marketplace, 1027 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI
For store hours visit
Holiday Art Markets
Reo Town Holiday Art Market, The Robin Theater
December 8, 2018, 10:00 - 5:00
1105 S Washington Ave, Lansing, MI 48910

Sunset Clay Studio Holiday Art Market
December 15, 2018 10:00-5:00
1820 Sunset Ave #203, Lansing, MI 48917

Sales from my art markets help to support the costs of my Great Lakes Water Warrior Documentary Series.  

Friday, June 22, 2018

Poor People's Campaign 2018

It was an honor to document the Michigan Poor People's Campaign.  The event was inspired by the work of Martin Luther King.  The original campaign happened 50 years ago, to learn more visit the website or follow the group on social media.

The 2018 movement is very well organized and led by spiritual leaders and grassroots activists from around the country.  Their goal is to support the people most in need and to confront the distorted moral narrative.  Petra Productions, Photographed, filmed and captured intereviews at the first 5 actions in Michigan. 


 To view my photo essay visit my Flickr page.  Contact me on my website for use of stock footage or photographs of the Michigan Poor People's Campaign.


Monday, February 05, 2018

A program for Young Storytellers

Aspiring Filmmakers Wanted
Attend The
Young Visions Video Project
Video Art, Media Literacy & 
Indie Film Development

Seeking young people ages 14-20 from the Greater Lansing area for a very special, grant-funded Filmmaking Workshop at Lansing Public Media Center.  Participants will explore the art of filmmaking hands-on with video artists Quinn Jiles & Petra Daher.
The Young Filmmakers will examine the power of storytelling, study and critique the role of media in society and script and produce video projects with a purpose. They will work as a team with other artists to plan and produce projects and learn the basics of video production, including scripting, camera techniques, video editing and graphic design.

Free Parking; Bus Passes Available.
Lansing Public Media Center,
2500 S. Washington Avenue, Lansing, Michigan, 48910

For details about 2018-2019 Workshops Email

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Happy Holidays from Petra Productions

 Petra's Holiday Shopping Guide

Shop Online at Petra Production’s Web store

Did you know I have an online store on my website?  You can purchase a gift certificate for a photo session, fine art photography or schedule a life history documentary without leaving your home.

Shop Local at Lansing Area Art Markets
I will be attending three Art Markets in December at some very nice venues.  Pop Up Art Markets are a fun way to get creative gifts while supporting local artists, entrepreneurs and neighborhoods.  I will offer some Flash Sales on Framed Photographs and Canvas Wraps at these events. 

Petra Productions will offer nature photography, fine art photography, street photography, photo greeting cards, photo magnets, ornaments, masks & information about photography, video packages & life story documentaries.



The Holiday Art Market Schedule

Reo Town

The Reo Town Holiday Pop Up Market, will be Saturday, December 8th, 2017 from 10-5, find me at the AA Corridor building by Soulful Earth Herbals, 1131 S Washington Ave, Lansing, Michigan 48910. The entire neighborhood will be participating in this holiday celebration.


Sunset Clay Studio

Sunset Clay Studio's  Annual Holiday Art Market is always a fun time, Visit us Friday, December 15th, 2017 from 5pm-9pm and again Saturday, December 16th from 11am-7pm, at 1820 Sunset, Lansing, Michigan, 48917.  We will have musical performances Friday night and on Saturday special guests, Far Away Places will perform at 3:00 pm.


Street Kitchen

Street Kitchen is Zane Vicknair's latest food venture.  We will be having a Procrastinator's  Pop up Art Market, on Friday, December 22, 2017, Noon -7 pm, 2722 E Michigan Ave Lansing, Michigan, 48910.  The event will be a great chance to taste some of the best food in town and finish your holiday shopping.

Thank you for being an important part of my community.  I want to wish everyone a joyful holiday season and New Year!

In Peace,

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The Chris Clark Fellowship

Filmmaker Petra Daher, Chris Clark Fellow

I’m excited to announce that I received a 2017 Chris Clark Fellowship in support of my documentary film work.  This support comes thanks to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing and Chris Clark.  

Chris Clark created a memorable legacy; he passed at 29 and left his inheritance to the arts.  He was a businessman and nationally known DJ who bequest his life insurance policy to the Arts Council of Greater Lansing to support working artists.  Each year 8 artits from Michigan receive the fellowship.

I’m an independent film producer and director, who is a one-woman production company.  My goal as a digital storyteller is to create and share stories that make a difference.  I’ve been making documentaries since I was a teenager and I still love the process; being a filmmaker is a labor of love.  Documentary film production is long, complicated and undefined, money is scarce and grants are rare and very competitive.  Equipment is expensive and software and equipment standards are always changing.  So gifts like the Chris Clark Fellowship are rare and I am very grateful.  I’ll use the money to purchase a state of the art 4k video camera.  I’ve been working with a DSLR camera and I can’t wait to have a video camera in my kit again.  Video cameras offer a completely different approach to cinematography, but that’s another story.  

Currently, I’m independently producing two documentary projects: Tree Hugger Travel and Great Lakes Water Warriors.  Tree Hugger Travel is travel and nature documentary project.  I create environmentally centered travel guides focusing on eco-tourism and activities that support local economies.  I do this through photographs, pod casts, video postcards, documentaries, and website design.  The series includes digital storytelling about Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and I’m currently writing the script for Michigan.  

Petra Productions editing Pipe Out Paddle Protest footage highlighting the need to end Enbridge Line 5

Great Lakes Water Warriors, my latest project, is a series of short documentaries about Michigan Water advocates who are working to protect water and enforce healthy environmental policies.  I explore the Flint Water Crisis, Water Shutoffs in Detroit, and the movement to shut down Enbridge Line 5.  The Great Lakes Water Warrior Series will be used as an educational tool and shared at teach-ins throughout the great lakes region.  I’ve spent the past two years working with community leaders and activists from Lansing, Flint, Detroit and Northern Michigan and I am in the unique position to capture their stories in a very personal way.  These grassroots activists need and deserve to have their stories shared.

I’m also partnering with the Lansing based non-profit group the Meta Peace Team, and am in the postproduction stage of Empowered Peacemaking.  This 30-minute documentary is about the mission and philosophy of The Meta Peace Team.  The group teaches peace studies and conflict resolution and places peace teams both domestically and abroad.  The documentary will help share the mission and philosophy of this very important group.

We are living during a critical moment in history.  Art, humanities, human rights and the environment are under attack.  I have set the goal to center my work around projects that support humanities, human and environmental health and the arts.  As a Media Arts Activists and Collector of Stories, I believe the arts are part of the solution and necessary to create paths for understanding and healing.

Staff and Award winners at Arts Council of Greater Lansing

 “Documentary filmmaking serves an important role in society; I love the process of capturing stories and the ability to be a media activist and artist who promote stories with a purpose."

Petra Daher