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Video: Ray Bradbury on Violence, Love, Laughter, and Sadness

. In this clip, author Ray Bradbury talks about our relationship with violence, love, laughter and sadness. Bradbury was a fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction writer, best known … Continue reading

February 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Dress — a visual poem about the body

. This short video produced by the Paris-based media company Saint Louis is a visual poem about the elements that go into imagining the body. According to its website, Saint Louis “uses … Continue reading

February 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: “Snow”– Geoffrey Jones’ 1963 classic short film about men and the weather

. Nominated for an Academy Award in 1965, this short documentary directed by Geoffrey Jones uses percussive, locomotive-inspired music to portray how British Railways workers coped with the ‘Big Freeze’ … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: “Packard — The Last Shift” featuring Philip Levine

. The Packard Motor Car Company and its 5-million square foot plant became a symbol of the American Dream in the heart of the Motor City. Packard left town in … Continue reading

January 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Nika Knight: In Call to Arms, Giant ‘Resist’ Banner Dropped Above Trump’s White House

Greenpeace activists have unfurled a 70-foot, hand-painted banner declaring “RESIST” from atop a 270-foot construction crane facing the White House, demonstrating to President Donald Trump that his anti-environment, anti-women, anti-LGBTQ, … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Women’s March in Pictures

The second day of the Trump administration saw an unprecedented wave of protests swell across the globe, as the Women’s March on Washington and its sister marches on all continents—yes, … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: “Slip” by Chelsea McMullan

. “We wanted the piece to feel outside of time and space,” says Canadian filmmaker Chelsea McMullan of her short film “Slip” which explores the poetry of a women’s changing … Continue reading

January 21, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video: Relatively Free

. Journalist and activist Barrett Brown is released from prison after four years. On his drive across Texas to a halfway house, he discusses his extraordinary case and considers what … Continue reading

January 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Afterglow

. This short lyrical film by Sweetgrass Productions won “Best in Show” at the 2016 New York Drone Film Festival. Afterglow has been hailed as one of the most cinematically profound ski … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Women Wage Peace — “Prayer of the Mothers”

. First Published on Nov 15, 2016. Yael Deckelbaum, Lubna Salame, Daniel Rubin, Miriam Tukan, Rana choir, the Hebrews of Dimona and singers from all sectors and religions of Israeli society. … Continue reading

December 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Videos: Carrie Fisher “Audition for Star Wars” and “Wishful Drinking”

  . Carrie Frances Fisher (1956 – 2016) was an American actress, writer, producer, and humorist. She was the daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds. Fisher was … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Claudia Nolan: Fable

  . Fable is a visual koan that questions greed and value systems — and that moment of hesitation when courage may play a part. In our current moment, we … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Hans Runesson: Woman hitting neo-Nazi with her handbag, 1985

Danuta Danielsson, a Polish-Jewish woman whose mother was in a World War Two concentration camp, during a Neo-Nazi march in Växjö, Sweden on April 13, 1985. Photo by Hans Runesson. … Continue reading

December 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Video: The Garden of Earthly Delights According to Studio Smack

. PARADISE, a contemporary interpretation of The Garden of Earthly Delights Here’s the press release from Studio Smack: “Studio Smack, best known for their music video Witch Doctor by De … Continue reading

December 18, 2016 · 1 Comment