dinsdag 24 april 2012

The Hour of the Furnaces (1968)

CC: Eng/Ita/Fra

The Hour of the Furnaces (1968) Part 2: Act for Liberation (video / 210min.)

Hour of the Furnaces: Notes and Testimony on Neocolonialism, Violence and Liberation. Part 1 Neocolonialism and Violence.

"This legendary underground film criticized neo-colonialism and called for the overthrow of the Argentine government. Intended to be a film which "the System finds indigestible," La Hora was made and distributed outside of the commercial film industry. Because watching the film was illegal, the film transcended bourgeois entertainment: "We also discovered that every comrade who attended such showings did so with full awareness that he was infringing the System's laws and exposing his personal security to eventual repression. 

This person was no longer a spectator; on the contrary, from the moment he decided to attend the showing, from the moment he lined himself up on this side by taking risks and contributing his living experience to the meeting, he became an actor, a more important protagonist than those who appeared in the films."

donderdag 19 april 2012

The Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue

A two-part series looking at three individuals and their 25-year, 24/7 peace vigil in front of the White House.

From the Kasbah in Tunis to Tahrir Square in Cairo, from inside Madrid's Puerta del Sol to outside St Paul's Cathedral in London, from Wall Street in New York to main street just about anywhere ... we are living in a new age of protest. But dissent is not always about the masses. Sometimes, it is a singular and solitary struggle. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Read also,
The Oracles of Pennsylvania Avenue (Part Two) (video) - Al Jazeera
- Proposition One

zondag 1 april 2012

How Weed Won The West

In the follow-up to his ground-breaking documentary 'American Drug War,' filmmaker Kevin Booth traces the fight against Federal drug regulation in the State of California.

Never-ending Spring

For most people in the world, spring is a favorite season. Nature begins to awaken after a deep winter sleep. The sun is shining and flowers are blooming. But the spring of 2011 for the Arab world was different.

A series of protests and demonstrations swept the Middle East and North Africa and those events went down in history as the "Arab Spring". Time has passed, but that spring will stay in the hearts forever...