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Video: Shelter — Human Stories from Central America

. A quiet look at the lives on the line. First-hand stories from Central American migrants and asylum seekers searching for a better life in the north. This was made … Continue reading

October 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: “Climate Change Opera” by Operatico Politico — YOHOE!

. YOHOE: You Only Have One Earth. Opera singers Rebecca Nelsen and Eric Stoklossa of Operatico Politico brilliantly summarize the climate change debate. If you like opera and hate climate change then this is … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Young Fathers & The Art of Making People Care

. Jack and the Young Fathers give us a lesson on the art of making people care. Behind-the-Scenes Interview: onepointfour.co/2018/01/22/emotional-subversion/ . Director : Jack Whiteley Producer : Tiwirayi Magwenzi Director … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Unwordable

. Directed by Killian Lassablière and Antoine Plainfossé, Unwordable weaves together the urban landscape of Paris and the haunting journey of a skater through the city. Editor : Martin Pierret … Continue reading

September 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Making Japanese handmade paper

. A tradition going back to the 16th century, making paper by hand is still central to life in the village of Kurotani in the Japanese prefecture of Kyoto. The … Continue reading

September 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Swingrowers — Butterfly

. Italian group Swingrowers perform their song “Butterfly” in English with animation produced by Freshly Squeezed. Today I learnt that a small gust of wind can change the direction of … Continue reading

July 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: The Monolith

. Pioneering NYC artist, Gwyneth Leech, enters a midtown art studio only to find that her skyline view will soon be blocked by the construction of yet another high-rise hotel. But … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · 2 Comments

Video: You’re my music in this silence

. Erick Flores Garnelo gives us a short poem shaped from images and music, demonstrating the significance of small gestures in creating powerful feelings. The film is shot with a … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · Leave a comment

Patricia A. Nugent: Dangerous

“I think your conclusion is very dangerous,” he chided. I’ve never been accused of dangerous thinking before. Obsessive, maybe, but never dangerous. Especially by someone I respect as much as … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 7 Comments

Video: Ant Songs

. In this visually striking short film released in 2014, a traditional tale from Russia is told in a non-traditional way. Here’s the story: A man and a woman have … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Ma Mama

. In this imaginative animated video, two lovers explore a patterned jungle world and meet some animal friends along the way. Director Katy Wang says, “I had so much fun creating … Continue reading

June 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Young Ian McKellan Jamming Shakespeare with Fleshtones on Warhol’s TV show (1987)

.   Andy Warhol’s Fifteen Minutes which aired on MTV in the late 1980s was a multimedia circus featuring “The high and the low. The rich and the famous. The struggling … Continue reading

June 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tristan Ahtone: How an Ancient Singing Tradition Helps People Cope With Trauma in the Modern World

Riitta Excell wore a pair of homemade wool socks: white with red floral patterns and rounded blue toes. Around her were women sipping tea and enjoying plum pastries and chicken … Continue reading

May 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Birth of a Bee

. From egg to the air: 21 days of bee development condensed into one mesmerising minute. After just three weeks of development, worker bees emerge from their brood cells fully … Continue reading

May 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

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