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This is the Crowdfunding Trailer of the documentary PROJEKT A by Marcel Seehuber and Moritz Springer.
PROJEKT A delves into the world of Anarchy. A documentary about people who dare first steps into a new society. They dream of a world without authority and without exploitation, organised after the principle of mutual help.
To finish the film the collective needs financial aid. Please support us on startnext!
I have been developing a way to help local people in countries around the world communicate their present situation through positive web-series for many years.
This web series is called 'Wet Wild N Wacky BC' a fun and interesting web series about British Columbia today. In this episode I cover quite a few topics:
- West coast Sailing fun - Sailing boats and floatplanes.
- 'Roots Round Up' and legendary band in BC!
- Hobie cat craziness with my buddies from Denman.
- Met Lyle Fast, guild to the Prince of Wales Mountain range and a very interesting man with good ideals.
- A little BC history with Alex Turner who tells us about the great man 'Ginger Goodwin'.
- This episodes music video presentation is the band 'Five Alarm Funk' with 'We all scream.'
- What's going on in the DownTown EastSide in Vancouver city? interviews with people from all walk of life.
- How do people make a living in British Columbia?
- We end with a live performance by the band 'Multi Coloured Mischief'.
Make yourself your favourite drink, sit back in a comfy place, and enjoy :)
I have been developing a way to help local people in 3rd world countries communicate their present situation through positive web-series for many years.
I am currently working on a project in Sri Lanka. I am making a fun, interesting, web series to show a side of the country that tourists wouldn't usually get a chance to see — hopefully inspiring visitors to have an open heart towards local people. At the same time I am a volunteer teacher in schools and orphanages. I also give travel advice and information.
Through this web-series I hope to develop a greater understanding and empathy between people from different cultures and transcend common contemporary problems by giving the local people a chance to tell us about their point of view in an objective manner.
Political struggles over the future of Turkey have left the country profoundly divided. Former prime minister, now president, Tayyip Erdogan, has fueled the growing polarization through his authoritarian response to protests, his large-scale urban development projects, his religious social conservatism, and most recently, through his complicity in the Islamic State's war against the Kurdish people in Northern Syria. In the year after the Gezi uprising, protests continue against the government's urban redevelopment plans, against police repression, in response to repression of the Kurdish and Alevi populations, and in honor of the martyrs that lost their lives as a result of the uprising. Most recently angry protests and riots have spread across the country in solidarity with the Kurdish people's protection units fighting against the Islamic State in Kobane, Rojava. This film chronicles a year of uprisings, resistance and repression since the Gezi uprising in Turkey.
Global Uprising Conference Interview #2:
Paul Mason is a British journalist and broadcaster. He is the current Culture and Digital Editor of Channel 4 News, having previously been economics editor of BBC2′s Newsnight. He is the author of several acclaimed books including Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, Live Working or Die Fighting: How the Working Class Went Global, and Why It’s Still Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Wolverhampton.
The “Line 9″ and “Energy East” pipelines threaten to bring tar sands “crude” from Alberta for export through ports in the Atlantic. These pipelines will traverse through many Indigenous communities and natural areas, threatening not only the health of the land but the sovereignty of these territories and their peoples. We have teamed up with Indigenous organizer Amanda Lickers to produce a Kahsatstenhsera: Indigenous Resistance to Tar Sands Pipelines. This video will focuses on Indigenous resistance and seeks to build capacity in Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities by providing an educational and accessible resource to build awareness across communities. Featuring stories and perspectives from land defenders in Athabasca Chipewyan, Aamjiwnaang, Six Nations of the Grand River, Kanehsatà:ke, and Elsipogtog First Nations, this video will not only educates the public on the issues being faced by pipeline construction and expansion, but showcases Indigenous resistance and provide an anti-colonial lens for understanding environmental destruction.
Since the end of May 2013, political unrest has swept across Turkey. In Istanbul, a large part of the central Beyoğlu district became a battle zone for three consecutive weeks with conflicts continuing afterward. So far five people have died and thousands have been injured.
The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large scale urban renewal project. The police used extreme force during a series of police attacks that began on May 28th 2013 and which came to a dramatic head in the early morning hours of Friday May 31st when police attacked protesters sleeping in the park.
Over the course of a few days, the police attacks grew to shocking proportions. As the images of the heavy-handed policing spread across the world, the protests quickly transformed into a popular uprising against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his style of authoritarian rule.
This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen.
"The Invisible Wounds of Exile": Stones in the Sun Haitian director Patricia Benoît: Interview
Liza Béar: I assume you have lived in Haiti at one point.
Patricia Benoît: I left as a child in the sixties.
LB: How old were you when you left?
LB: Did you go back a lot?
PB: I’ve been back, yeah. My family was exiled, but then about…13 years after leaving I went back for a first visit and [since then] I’ve been back a lot. I’ve done a lot of work in Haiti. I’ve done documentation work with grassroots groups. I’ve done theater in a school with kids in a sort of very disadvantaged neighborhood, and kids who were not in school.
The story that I’m telling had been brewing in my mind for a very long time. And it’s a story that I felt I could only tell through fiction, because I wanted to talk about something that was…very intimate. And I don’t think I could have done that in a documentary.
One of the things that I wanted to talk about was the invisible wounds of exile. And that’s something that I’ve lived with ever since I was little. There’s that initial trauma that sends people out of their countries of origin. And I wanted to look at how that trauma, the pain of that trauma sort of radiates, in small and large ways. And how it affects people in their intimate lives.
LB: Pain is something that everyone wants to forget. They don’t want to keep it in the social and civil society.
New York, January 9--High Tech, Low Life, an award-winning documentary by Stephen Maing about Chinese bloggers Zola and Tiger Temple, opens today at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. " For Maing, the contrast between the bloggers' public and private personae is as important as the politics behind their reporting. The film was screened earlier this year at the Tribeca International Film Festival, where this interview took place. Maing lives in Brooklyn and studied film at Boston University. This is his first feature, for which he travelled to China; it was four years, on and off, in the making. "It's important to realize," says Maing, " that Zola and Tiger are not hardcore political dissidents but see themselves as citizen journalists working within the law," picking up the threads of stories not fully covered by the mainstream media. "What Zola and Tiger are doing," Maing says , "is highly performative. It's such an improvisational act and there's no road map for it.. They have unique ways of presenting ideas and of shaping their own public identities......Tiger lived through the Cultural Revolution and Zola is a product of the 80s.
New York, October 18--The third excerpt from the benefit for Gasland and International WOW at IFC Center features Craig Stevens from the fracked zone in Dimack, Susquehannah Co.
New York, October 18, 2012---A second excerpt from the Q & A after the benefit screening of Gasland at the IFC Center on Sixth Avenue and West 3rd, where Josh Fox's Oscar-nominated film was released theatrically in 2010. Yuka Honda and Sean Lennon of Artists Against Fracking speak out against hydraulic fracturing.
|New York, May 2006--Dhruv Dhawan's first feature, "From Dust", examines the fate of tsunami survivors in Sri Lanka as they try to rebuild their homes in the face of massive government corruption. This is the first part of an interview by Liza Bear done in New York after a screening of "From Dust" at the Tribeca Film Festival. To see the trailer for "From Dust", click on http://blip.tv/file/121820. For more information go to www.film-real.com or contact Dhruv Dhawan: dhruv @film-real.com. lizajbear @gmail.com|
On November 14th 2012, thousands of people took to the streets of Portugal as part of a European wide general strike. Until recently, the International Monetary Fund held Portugal as an ideal example of the effectiveness of austerity policies, but today, its economy is heading in the same direction as Greece and Spain. This short documentary details the week of the November 14th strike in Lisbon and the events surrounding it.