Vox Populi

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Video: Dolphin Megapod in the Gulf of California

. This video was produced by Sea Shepherd, a non-profit organization that takes non-violent direct action against illegal poaching: “On February 25, 2017, while patrolling the waters of the Gulf … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

Tom Engelhardt: The Sweet Nostalgia for War

Donald Trump and the triumph of fantasy The other day, I walked across much of Manhattan Island on the street where I grew up. Once upon a time, in a … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Karim Sulayman — I trust you

. Karim Sulayman is an Arab-American tenor from Chicago. Ten days after the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Sulayman teamed up with filmmaker Meredith Kaufman Younger to perform a trust experiment. … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · 6 Comments

Video: collective: unconscious

. Five of independent film’s most adventurous filmmakers join forces to adapt each other’s dreams for the screen. The results are, “like nothing you’ve ever seen with your eyes open.” … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: When Words Fail in Movies

. What does silence say? A video essay by Filmscalpel. Email subscribers may click on the title of this post to watch the video. .  

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Thoreau and Civil Disobedience

. Henry David Thoreau (1817 – 1862) is best known for his memoir Walden, a reflection on the joys of living simply, but it could be argued that his essay Civil Disobedience … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Lost in Light

. As artificial light brightens the night sky, we increasingly lose our view of the stars, planets and constellations, as well as the sense that we’re part of the universe. … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jenne Andrews: Again

How can I reconstruct you, Salvage you from leaves and dust To speak to you again? Remake you like God’s breath From lark wings, shards From Chaco, weft Of Navajo … Continue reading

March 3, 2017 · 1 Comment

All 6 Oscar nominees for best foreign film wrote a letter denouncing “fanaticism and nationalism among leading politicians” in the U.S.

Here is the text of the letter released by ABC News: .

February 27, 2017 · 5 Comments

Video: Throw

. From Early Light Media’s passion project series, Throw tells the story of an outsider from East Baltimore, an area challenged by gang violence and poverty. Often misunderstood, Coffin Nachtmahr … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — Why Me?

. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band originally formed in Ventura, California, in 1989 by leader Scotty Morris. The band was named Big Bad Voodoo Daddy … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Best of Luck with the Wall

. What would 2,000 miles of a US-Mexico border fence actually look like? The US-Mexico border fence, a major topic in the 2016 US presidential race, is a sprawling structure … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: A Joan Miró-inspired Animation of Federico García-Lorca’s “Romance Sonámbulo”

. Winner of a dozen international awards in 2016, “Sonámbulo/ The Sleepwalker” is a fantastic dream journey through colors and shapes inspired by the poem Romance Sonámbulo by Federico García-Lorca. The … Continue reading

February 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Bright Lights Late Nights — The Speakeasies Swing Band

. The Speakeasies Swing Band  is made up Caterina Sisinni on vocals, Manolis Stamatiadis on Piano, Panos Karnoutsos on electric guitar, Christos Papadopoulos on clarinet and Ilias Gkirmpas on saxophone. Together … Continue reading

February 18, 2017 · Leave a comment