Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Michael Simms: Love

When I was a child, my mother told me
God has many faces
And She reveals Herself
In many ways.

October 13, 2019 · 18 Comments

Video: Nellie Bly Makes The News

An animated documentary about the legendary journalist who changed the game for women in reporting before women even had the right to vote.

October 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Toute la mémoire du monde (All the Memory in the World)

A bibliophile’s paradise: the National Library of France in a classic documentary from 1956.

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Strength

Strength is a film about female physical and emotional strength from the point of view of a weightlifter and narrated by Adele Hampton reciting her poem ‘Lessons in Olympic Weightlifting’.

October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Tracy Matsue Loeffelholz: This Ancient Calendar Marks 72 Seasons

Adapting to climate change requires close attention to our natural environment.

October 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Travelers in the Night

Working the lonely late shift, a gas station cashier shares a silly moment with a special kind of stranger.

September 29, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Entre Ciel Et Terre (Between the Earth and the Sky)

There are only a few regions in the world where the skies meet the Earth with almost no distinction between the two. La Palma in the Canary islands is one of them.

September 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Paraíso

Three immigrant window cleaners risk their lives every day rappelling down some of Chicago’s tallest skyscrapers. With spectacular cinematography, Paraíso reveals the beauty and danger of their job and what they see on the way down.

September 22, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: In a Nutshell

From a seed to war, from meat to love, from indifference to apocalypse: Director Fabio Friedli uses 3,000 pictures in a montage that attempts to capture the world in a nutshell.

September 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: application for the position of abdelhalim hafez’s girl | Poem by Safia Elhillo

i am six months
returned from incense smoke to soften the taste of river water

September 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Segregated by Design

Black ghettos are no accident – how state-sponsored racism shaped US cities.

September 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Fix and Release

‘Fix and Release’ explores the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre, a small turtle trauma centre in Peterborough, Ontario as it fights to even the odds for survival that freshwater turtles face in a modern world. This visually beautiful film shows turtles in a way that few have seen before.

September 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Gucci Hallucination Animations

This short video from Gucci takes fashion advertising to a whole new level.

August 31, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Stonemasonry

How keeping a craft tradition alive can bring a 500-year-old city into the future.

August 25, 2019 · 2 Comments

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