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John Samuel Tieman: By the Rivers of Babylon

if we forget these freedoms
let our tongues and lips wither
let our lyrics turn to twitter rants

April 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues — As the Years Go Passing By

. You know my love will follow you As the years go passing by Give you all that I own That’s one thing you can’t deny… . “As the Years … Continue reading

March 30, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Way of Giants

In a forest of gigantic trees, Oquirá a six year old indigenous girl, will challenge her destiny and learn to understand the cycle of life.

March 24, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Mr. Death

. An exclusive interview with Death as he goes about his everyday business. Written and directed by Andreas J. Riiser. Andreas J. Riiser is a Danish-Norwegian filmmaker based in Oslo. … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: All Along the Watchtower — Playing for Change

I remember having a daydream about the opening acoustic guitar part of “All Along The Watchtower” ending with a Native American scream and a big native drum on the downbeat. … Continue reading

March 16, 2019 · 2 Comments

Video: Edvard Munch and Pink Floyd — The Great Scream in Nature

In this short video, Romanian animator Sebastian Cosor brings together two haunting works from different times and different media: The Scream, by Norwegian Expressionist painter Edvard Munch (1863-1944), and “The Great Gig in the … Continue reading

February 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Oh Baby

Two scientists in love invent a time-space machine that becomes a vehicle for their spending eternity together. Music Video for the LCD Soundsystem song “Oh Baby.” With Sissy Spacek and … Continue reading

February 14, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Paloma

. “To be cultured is to be free.” — José Martí In this lyrical film directed by Giovanni P. Autran, a series of intimate vignettes are woven together by the memories … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Weather Words

“Words act as compass,” Robert Macfarlane suggests, “place speech serves literally to enchant the land; to sing it back into being and to sing one’s being back into it.”

February 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: ToR-RoT by Gail Langstroth

About this video, Gail Langstroth writes: Places and landscapes speak. They imprint an image, leave a question, a wordless gesture or desire in our limbs. When I first approached the … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · 1 Comment

Video: Freedom Ballet AM:PM

. A day and a night in a couple’s life are represented in wildly surrealistic dance numbers. From Gordienko Production. Created by Konstantin Gordienko Camera: Yevgeniy Sakhno Email subscribers may … Continue reading

December 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: Mexican Handcraft Masters/Copper

. ABDÓN PUNZO and his crew make beautiful, functional artifacts from waste copper in Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan. Directed by Mariano Rentería Garnica, Mexican Handcraft Masters is a documentary series about … Continue reading

December 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Video: Ordinary Tribe

. “Ordinary Tribe” tells the story of a voodoo spirit who enters a writer’s room to steal from him the necklace of Mawu, the God of Gods. With Nicolas Huchard … Continue reading

December 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Afterword (From the Ashes of a Love Story)

From the Ashes of a Love Story: Approaching the microphone in a small room, a young woman prepares to make the speech of her life. Desperate to find her voice in … Continue reading

November 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

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