zaterdag 4 januari 2014

CRASS | There Is No Authority But Yourself

There is No Authority But Yourself is a Dutch film directed by Alexander Oey documenting the history of anarchist punk band Crass 

The film features archive footage of the band and interviews with former members Steve Ignorant, Penny Rimbaud and Gee Vaucher. As well as reflecting on the band's past the film focusses on their current activities, and includes footage of Rimbaud performing with Last Amendment at the Vortex jazz club in Hackney, a compost toilet building workshop and a permaculture course held at Dial House in the spring of 2006.

The title of the film is derived from the final lines of the Crass album Yes Sir, I Will; "You must learn to live with your own conscience, your own morality, your own decision, your own self. You alone can do it. There is no authority but yourself."

There is No Authority But Yourself premiered at the Raindance Film Festival at the Piccadilly Circus, London Trocadero in October 2006 and was part of the Official Selection film programme at the Flipside film festival in May 2008

The Forgotten Refugees

A film about the mass exodus of up to one million Jews from Arab countries. In 1945, up to one million Jews lived in the Middle East outside of the Palestine Mandate and in North Africa. Within a few years, only a few thousand remained.

This is the story of the thousands who fled their homes, who endured in refugee camps, and who today quietly carry the memory of a destroyed civilization. The Forgotten Refugees explores the history and destruction of Middle Eastern Jewish communities, some of which had existed for over 2,500 years.

Featuring testimony from Jews who fled Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Yemen, these personal stories of refugees are interspersed with dramatic archival footage, including rescue missions of Yemenite and Iraqi Jews.

The Scope of Meaning

Now that globalization is all but inevitable and cultures either clash and get devoured or converge and synthesize into broader and more colorful entities, to preserve one's voice, a nation's artists have to shoulder the biggest share of responsibility. The responsibility of conserving what their cultures have and to add that into the ever globalized mix.

Perhaps in response to mindless modernism and cultural invasion the Iranian artists rose to the challenge and introduced traditional elements rooted in thousands of years of history to art scenes and galleries and auctions world over.

In "The Scope of Meaning" we get to see a glimpse of Iran's contemporary and modern art namely calligraphic painting and sculpting. These artworks which bear unique Iranian features have dazzled art collectors both at international and national auctions and have garnered a burgeoning spot for Iranian hued art on global stage.


Revolution OS


While Microsoft may be the biggest software company in the world, not every computer user is a fan of their products, or their way of doing business. While Microsoft's Windows became the most widely used operating system for personal computers in the world, many experts took issue with Microsoft's strict policies regarding licensing, ownership, distribution, and alteration of their software.

The objections of many high-profile technology experts, most notably Richard Stallman, led to what has become known as "the Open Source Movement," which is centered on the belief that computer software should be free both in the economic and intellectual senses of the word. Read more.

- The Code (video) - Documentary
Richard Stallman speech at University of Salento, Italy - 18 Feb. 2011 (video) - Lecture

Symbolism in Logos

This episode was filmed in Bath and Bristol, England featuring special guests such as Michael Tsarion, Neil Hague, Ralph Ellis, Leo Rutherford, Neil Kramer, Dan Tatman and Peter Taylor.

We also interview a priest, university students, teachers and of course a couple random pub interviews. We begin the show discussing the symbolism of two major corporations, Starbucks and Apple. What is really being said in logos?

Red Ice Creations

Meet Lee Harvey Oswald, Sheep-Dipped Patsy

In this week's special documentary episode of the podcast, we explore the life and legend of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he a poor, disgruntled loner or an overachieving marine? A presidential assassin or a sheep-dipped patsy?

Find out in this week's edition of The Corbett Report.

Corbett Report

50yrs after JFK assassination: Choose your side in war on freedom - RT

The Colony: Chile's dark past uncovered

How did a secret German sect in Chile become a haven for Nazi fugitives and a torture centre for the Pinochet regime?

Forty years after the US-backed military coup that brought General Augusto Pinochet to power in Chile, the truth about the sordid abuses and crimes that took place during his dictatorship are still emerging. Read more.

Al Jazeera

Invisible Slaves

Nineteen-time Latin Grammy winners, Calle 13 hosts the documentary “Invisible Slaves” and donates their song “Preparame la Cena” to further drive awareness on human trafficking and exploitation in Latin America and US Hispanic communities.

René and Eduardo from Calle 13 host the documentary & addresses on how this global issue is affecting Latin America. The documentary will include first-hand interviews with young Latin Americans who have been affected by trafficking and exploitation.


De Wall Street Code

Thriller over een geniale algoritmebouwer die het opnam tegen Wall Street.

Van de makers van de veel geprezen 'Quants: de Alchemisten van Wall Street' en 'Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box': nu het langverwachte laatste deel van de trilogie. Lees meer.

Tegenlicht VPRO

Quants: de alchemisten van Wall Street (video) - Tegenlicht
Money & Speed: Inside the Black Box (video) - Tegenlicht

America's Hidden Harvest

Fault Lines investigates whether children in the US are being exploited to put food on the nation's tables.

The US child labour law is generally considered one of the strongest in the world in preventing minors from working in dangerous industries. But the agricultural sector is a lone exception. Read more.

Al Jazeera