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Video: Rising Appalachia | Resilient

These times are poignant
The winds have shifted
It’s all we can do
To stay uplifted

November 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Freed by Fire

“Freed by Fire” follows Molina, a 12-year old Malawian girl who becomes another child in a forced marriage. One female chief is tirelessly working to stop it.

November 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: What is Beauty?

From the Venus of Willendorf in 25,000 BC to Nicki Minaj in 2017 AD, how have women’s bodies been depicted in art and popular culture? Anna Ginsburg and her team of animators, ask how has the ideal of feminine beauty changed through history?

November 21, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Nursery Rhymes

Why is a metalhead singing Old MacDonald on the side of a rural highway?

November 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: How to see the first movies

As the film curator Dave Kehr explains in this video from New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the images were hardly the grainy and frantically paced footage that has become synonymous with ‘old film’ today.

November 14, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: Club des Belugas | Straight to Memphis| Brenda Boykin

In this wildly original montage, Club Des Belugas pays tribute to African American entertainers in mid-century Hollywood.

November 7, 2020 · 1 Comment

Lu Aya: Poems to get out the vote

In times of unprecedented destruction, these poems encourage all people to get out the vote as an act of love.

November 3, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Radical Spoken Word | Eleanor Goldfield

Political poetry intertwined with powerful activist art.

November 2, 2020 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: To Love Like This

To love like this…

October 31, 2020 · 1 Comment

Vincent Van Gogh: Art and Soul

A great fire burns within me, but no one stops to warm themselves at it, and passers-by only see a wisp of smoke.

October 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Video: All You Fascists Bound to Lose | Resistance Revival Chorus

“I’m gonna tell you fascists/You may be surprised,” Woody sings. “The people in this world/Are getting organized.”

October 18, 2020 · 2 Comments

Video: Into the Flame

A despairing man’s life changes when a moth burrows into his ear, setting off a series of visions that drive him forward into the adventure of his life.

October 5, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jon Queally: ‘Years of Repair’ New Animated Film Imagines the Future to Come Inspired by a Vision of Justice and the Common Good

People need a story about what they’re fighting for, and what they’re demanding from their governments. Not a laundry list of political demands—a vibrant story of how we win a safer, fairer world for all – and specifically, what that looks like.

October 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Earth Care Farm

In 1977, Michael Merner had an epiphany while standing in the home garden on his small farm; “ Living soil is the foundation of our well being. A nourishing soil produces healthy plants, which leads to healthy animals, people and a sustainable planet.”

October 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

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