Monday, December 15, 2014

Underwater Dreams

Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.
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The River Ran Red: The 1892 Homestead Steel Strike

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The story of the bloody 1892 Homestead strike is told in eloquent words and images. Industrialism's smokestacks and soot, mud streets and tenements, are shown in gritty photographs and expressive illustrations. Gaunt-faced work gangs dressed in rough-and-ready overalls contrast sharply with formal portraits of the titans of industry, who all seem stuffed a bit too tightly into their three-piece suits. But objectivity is served as participants on all sides of the dispute—Henry Clay Frick, Andrew Carnegie, the strike leaders—explain exactly why they are willing to die for their principles. Narrated by Blair Brown. Grades 8 and up. Color and black-and-white. 58 minutes. ©1993.
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Friday, December 12, 2014

Doi, Toshikuni Dokyumnetari DVD Box

Independent Journalist Toshikuni Doi Website

A brief bio of Toshikuni, Doi

Toshikuni Doi, born in 1953, is a Japanese independent journalist. He has published numerous articles in many first-class journals and has made scores of documentary films for news programs. He also has thirteen books published in Japan.
Since 1985, he has visited the occupied territories many times and almost lived there for months, extensively reporting from Palestinian villages and refugee camps. Spring 2009, he completed film series, "Unheard voice – Palestine, Occupation and People," "based on his 17 years coverage in Palestine and Israel. The final part of the series, "Breaking the Silence," won three film awards, including the Waseda Journalism Award in Memory of Ishibashi Tanzan for public contribution, in Japan.
He also has covered Asia, notably atomic bomb victims in Korea who were in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in 1945, Korean women who were forced to become sex workers/slaves by the Japanese army, and street children in Thailand and Vietnam. His coverage of the Japanese government's refugee policy has been much praised. Since April 2003, he has visited Iraq under occupation four times, focusing on civilian victims of war, women's rights and prisoners' mistreatment, or torture. His documentary film, "Fallujah in April 2004," was shown in Europe and the US including the Milano Film Festival.
He has also traveled extensively in the U.S.A.

JuJu Music: A Film by Jacques Holender

This programme offers an interesting live-action look at a culture, its music, and their integral connections that has previously been unexplored in such detail"

“One of the most thrilling and informative videos on African music around”

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Moog: A Film by Hans Fjellestad

A very informative and entertaining documentary about the synthesizer and the man who changed the sound of the planet. ~Mike

Robert Moog passed away in 2005. Obituary

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Noah


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Robert Strauss delivers an amazing performance. Loneliness, after atomic destruction of every animal on the planet. 

IMDB's Filmography on Robert Strauss

Geoffrey Holder (The Voice) IMDB

For the Bible Tells Me So


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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community.
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Every Three Seconds

In a world where so many are searching for meaning, we now have the opportunity, for the first time in human history, to be part of something absolutely amazing. We, the generations alive right now, could be the ones to end hunger and extreme poverty everywhere. We've cut both in half since 1970, and now it's time to finish the make poverty history. EVERY THREE SECONDS tells the compelling stories of five everyday people (a kid, a college student, a thirty-something and two seniors) who stepped up and took action in the fight against hunger and poverty, and who, in the process, ended up both transforming themselves and changing the world. 
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