Monday, November 24, 2014

Resources for November 25, 2014

Newkirk, Pamela. "The Satiric Lesson of Dear White People." The Conversation (October 21, 2014)

"Sight and Sound Poll 2012: Seven Samurai." Current (September 28, 2012)

Dickinson, Hunter. "Hacktivists Anonymous Shut Down Cleveland Police Site Over Temir Rice Killing (VIDEO)." If Y0ou Only News (November 24, 2014)

"Halloween (USA: John Carpenter, 1978)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Benton, Michael Dean. "Monsanto (Multinational Agricultural Biotechnology Corporation)." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Turan, Kenneth. "The Hours and Times: Kurosawa and the Art of Epic Storytelling." (2006) The Current (October 19, 2010)

Chiao, Peggy. "Kurosawa's Early Influences." The Current (October 19, 2010)

Monsanto (Multinational Agricultural Biotechnology Corporation)

[Part of a series of responses to astroturf campaigns]
by Michael Benton

A colleague was driving home through Ohio recently and began to notice billboards with a similar theme about the centrality and importance of our nation's farmers.

In the linked print ad above, you will see there is an absurd slogan stating vaguely that "America's farmers grow America" and a website is listed below the slogan: America's Farmers. At the top of the site the careful visitor to the website will notice that this all brought to you by the multinational agricultural biotechnology corporation Monsanto.

Now we could consider this an act of compassionate support by a multinational corporate giant for the embattled American farmer, unless, of course, you are skeptical because you are aware that Monsanto has long been suing and bankrupting independent farmers around the world. They are also long practiced at addressing negative attention to corporate policies, practices and products. Remember they were originally a chemical company and were the producers of Agent Orange (with the Dow Chemical Company).

Recent documentaries like Food Inc., The Future of Food and The World According to Monsanto provide extensive documentation of the abuses of multinational agricultural companies like Monsanto and how they hide from the public the destructive nature of their policies.

Monsanto is aware of a public movement criticizing the multinational corporation for its predatory and destructive practices. Monsanto is attempting to get you to think of the idyllic images of All-American small farming operations when you think of Monsanto's products/companies. They want to incite the long history of populist fervor of America's protectionist attitudes toward and regard for the sanctity of the American farmer.

These Monsanto advertisements (because that is what they are), disguised as public service announcements (because that is what Monsanto wants you to think they are), are another example of Astroturfing. In this way they subtly are working to frame American thinking so that they associate notions of the small, independent, hard-working, honest American farmer when they think of the multinational corporation Monsanto. They most fervently hope to keep the American public from feeling they need to investigate the actual practices, policies and products of the multinational corporation Monsanto. Most of all they want to counter reports like these:

Ayers, Jane. "300,000 Organic Farmers Sue Monsanto in Federal Court." Reader Supported News (February 15, 2012)

Cummins, Ronnie. "The Organic Elite Surrenders to Monsanto." Counterpunch (January 28, 2011)

"Eight Ways Monsanto Fails at Sustainable Agriculture." Union of Concerned Scientists (January 4, 2012)

Franceschini, Amy and Christina Ulke. "San Francisco Victory Gardens." Journal of Aesthetics and Protest #6 (2008)

The Future of Food (USA: Deborah Koons, 2004)

"Keeping Tabs on Monsanto." You Grow Girl (January 21, 2011)

Klein, Naomi. "The Tyranny of Brands." The New Statesman (January 24, 2000)

LaVeck, James. "Compassion for Sale? Doublethink Meets Doublefeel as Happy Meat Comes of Age." Satya (September 2006)

Magdoff, Fred. "Food as a Commodity." Monthly Review 63.8 (January, 2012)

Miller, Anna Lekas. "Occupy vs. Monsanto: Activists, Farmers Fight the Corporation They Fear Will Take Over All America's Crops." AlterNet (February 6, 2012)

Mills, Frederick B. "Venezuela and the Battle Against Transgenic Seeds." Revolución Alimentaria (December 7, 2013)

Monsanto vs. Schmeiser ("Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Bruno, Saskatchewan Canada whose Canola fields were contaminated with Monsanto's Round-Up Ready Canola. Monsanto's position was that it didn't matter whether Schmeiser knew or not that his canola field was contaminated with the Roundup Ready gene, or whether or not he took advantage of the technology (he didn't); that he must pay Monsanto their Technology Fee of $15/acre. The Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Schmeiser, ruling that he didn't have to pay Monsanto anything.")

"ORGANIC FARMERS AND SEED SELLERS SUE MONSANTO TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM PATENTS ON GENETICALLY MODIFIED SEED: Preemptive Action Seeks Ruling That Would Prohibit Monsanto From Suing Organic Farmers and Seed Growers If Contaminated By Roundup Ready Seed." Public Patent Foundation (March 29, 2011)

Philpott, Tom. "Why Monsanto is paying farmers to spray its rivals' herbicides." Grist (October 20, 2010)

Sholette, Gregory. "Disciplining The Avant-Garde, The United States versus The Critical Art Ensemble." NeMe (January 20, 2006)

"Taking on Monsanto's Massive Political Muscle." The Burt Cohen Show (February 2, 2012)

"Whole Foods Market Caves to Monsanto." PR Watch (January 28, 2011)

The World According to Monsanto (Canada/France/Germany: Marie-Monique Robin, 2008: 108 mins)

Halloween (USA: John Carpenter, 1978)

Halloween (USA: John Carpenter, 1978: 91 mins)

D'Angelo, Mike. "Halloween gets its best scares from the creepiness of being followed." AV Club (October 31, 2014)

Loudermilk, A. "Last to Leave the Theater: Sissy Spectatorship of Stalker Movies and the "Final Girls" Who Survive Them." Bright Lights Film Journal #78 (November 2012)

Resources for November 24, 2014

Frediana, Carola. "Revealing Anonymous: An Interview With Gabriella Coleman." TechPresident (November 11, 2014)

"Secrecy, Big Salaries at KCTCS." Herald-Leader (November 23, 2014)

Greenwald, Glenn. "Why Privacy Matters." TED Talks (October 2014) ["Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re 'not doing anything you need to hide.'"]

Chomsky, Noam. "On the Propagandized Media." The Big Idea (February 1996)

Natoli, Joseph. "Captain Phillips: Colliding with the Real." Senses of Cinema #63 (December 2013)

D'Angelo, Mike. "Halloween gets its best scares from the creepiness of being followed." AV Club (October 31, 2014)

Kael, Pauline. "Lacombe, Lucien." (1974) The Current (March 27, 2006)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day:

recusant \REK-yuh-zunt\

adjective: refusing to submit to authority


Elizabeth's recusant streak was apparent even in elementary school, where she would frequently challenge the rules put forth by her teachers.

"The third volume, covering the English Civil War and its aftermath, offers more of the same smoothly readable analysis.… Oliver Cromwell, with his Puritan grit and fear of recusant Catholicism, inevitably takes up much of the action." — Ian Thomson, The Independent (UK), October 22, 2014

In 1534, Henry VIII of England declared himself the head of the Church of England, separating it from the Roman Catholic Church, and the resultant furor led to increased attention on people's religious observances. A recusant was someone who (from about 1570-1791) refused to attend services of the Church of England, and therefore violated the laws of mandatory church attendance. The name derives from the Latin verb recusare, meaning "reject" or "oppose." The adjective recusant has been in use since the late 16th century. Originally, it meant "refusing to attend the services of the Church of England," but by the century's end, both the adjective and the noun were also being used generally to suggest resistance to authority of any form.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Resources for November 21, 2014

Herbert, Bob. "Bob Herbert on Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)." Jacobin (December 7, 2013)

"Astroturf." Sourcewatch (May 26, 2012)

"Astroturf Blogging." Sourcewatch (December 11, 2011)

"Category: Astroturf." Sourcewatch (No Date: Ongoing Archive of Links To Reports)

Karon, Tony. "Three Myths about Mandela Worth Busting." Africa is a Country (December 6, 2013)

Beaumont, Valerie. "Anonymous Suggests Darren Wilson Tied to Ku Klux Klan, Promises More Info (Screenshots)." If You Only News (November 18, 2014)

Curtis, F. "Ferguson KKK Doubles Down by Threatening to Shoot People Wearing Anonymous Guy Fawkes Masks." If You Only News (November 19, 2014)

Anonymous (Global Decentralized Association of Hacktivists) Dialogic Cinephilia (November 20, 2014)

Connolly, N.D.B. "A World More Concrete." History for the Future (October 8, 2014) {"N.D.B. Connolly, a professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, is the author of the book, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. Connolly’s work delves into the way that real estate strengthened segregation in greater Miami from the early 1900s into the post-Jim Crow era. As Miami’s population boomed, where residents came to live was limited by strict lines drawn through the region’s geography, lines that divided white and black, workers and elites. The interview focused on the deeply interactive nature of the real estate market and Jim Crow, and also dealt extensively with the reality of the extent to which some segments of the African-American population in Miami benefitted from the practices.

Michel Foucault: Philosopher/Social Theory/Historian

Arnove, Anthony and Viggo Mortensen. "Viggo Mortensen Helps Mark 10 Years of Howard Zinn’s Voices of a People’s History." Democracy Now (November 21, 2014)

Anonymous (Global Decentralized Association of Activist Hackers)

Abad-Santos, Alexander. " Inside the Anonymous Hacking File on the Steubenville 'Rape Crew'" The Wire (January 2, 2013)

"Anonymous and the Global Correction." Al Jazeera (February 16, 2011) ["A loosely organised group of hackers is targeting oppressive regimes and says this is just the beginning."]

Anonymous: The Story of the Hactivists (USA/UK: Brian Knappenberger, 2012: 93 mins)

Beaumont, Valerie. "Anonymous Suggests Darren Wilson Tied to Ku Klux Klan, Promises More Info (Screenshots)." If You Only News (November 18, 2014)

Blue, Violet. "Anonymous statement: KKK is a terrorist group, KKK responds poorly." ZDNet (November 18, 2014)

---. "MIT website hacked by Anonymous on anniversary of Aaron Swartz suicide." ZDNet (January 11, 2014)

Carlin, Dan. "The Specter of Dissent." Common Sense #275 (Posted on Youtube: August 30, 2014)

Coleman, Gabriella. "Geeks are the New Guardians of Our Civil Liberties." MIT Technology Review (February 4, 2013)

Dickinson, Hunter. "Hacktivists Anonymous Shut Down Cleveland Police Site Over Temir Rice Killing (VIDEO)." If Y0ou Only News (November 24, 2014)

"Gabriella Coleman (Anthropology/Technology)." Dialogic (Ongoing Archive)

Coleman, Gabriella and Peter Fein. "Hacktivism’s Global Reach, From Targeting Scientology to Backing WikiLeaks and the Arab Spring." Democracy Now (August 16, 2011)

Curtis, F. "Ferguson KKK Doubles Down by Threatening to Shoot People Wearing Anonymous Guy Fawkes Masks." If You Only News (November 19, 2014)

Downes, Nathaniel. "Anonymous To ID Michael Brown’s Killer – Already Has Paralyzed Ferguson." Addicting Info (August 14, 2014)

"Ferguson Protests 2014." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Frediana, Carola. "Revealing Anonymous: An Interview With Gabriella Coleman." TechPresident (November 11, 2014)

Gosztola, Kevin, et al. "Jeremy Hammond Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Cyber-Activism." Democracy Now (November 15, 2013)

Gwynne, Kristen, Monika Johnson Hostler and X. "Hacker Group Anonymous Leaks Chilling Video in Case of Alleged Steubenville Rape, Cover-Up." Democracy Now (January 7, 2013)

"Local Leaks: The Steubenville Files." Dialogic (January 4, 2013) [Excerpts from the original leaks from the Local Leaks site that has been taken down.]

Ludlow, Peter. "Jailed Journalist Barrett Brown Faces 105 Years For Reporting on Hacked Private Intelligence Firms." Democracy Now (July 11, 2013)

Marut, Ret. "Egypt Today, Tomorrow the World." Crimethinc. (February 2, 2011)

Meer, Haroon. "Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar." Al Jazeera (March 10, 2011) ["A cyberwar is brewing, and Anonymous reprisal attacks on HBGary Federal shows how deep the war goes."]

"Occupy Movement (Global Social Movement)." Dialogic (Ongoing Archive)

Sauter, Molly. "The Visual Life of Occupy Wall Street." MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing (February 6, 2012)

"They are Legion." Best of the Left (January 7, 2011)

V for Vendetta (USA/UK/Germany: James McTeigue, 2005) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive) [This film popularized the Guy Fawkes mask that is worn by V in the film and was originally in Alan Moore's/David Lloyd's graphic novel of the same name.]

"Wikileaks (Global Media)" Dialogic (Ongoing Archive)

X. "Disguised Member of Hacktivist Group "Anonymous" Defends Retaliatory Action Against BART." Democracy Now (August 16, 2011)

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Resources for November 19, 2014

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

leitmotif \LYTE-moh-teef\

noun 1 : a melodic phrase or figure that accompanies the reappearance of an idea, person, or situation in a music drama; 2 : a dominant recurring theme


The overcoming of obstacles and a love of theater are the two leitmotifs of her autobiography.

"'Collaboration' is the author's supporting theme, and he weaves it in throughout his anecdotes and character studies. Approached lazily, this kind of leitmotif would be more irritating than illuminating, but Isaacson fully commits." — James Norton, The Christian Science Monitor, October 13, 2014

The English word leitmotif (or leitmotiv, as it is also spelled) comes from the German Leitmotiv, meaning "leading motive" and formed from leiten ("to lead") and Motiv ("motive"). In its original sense, the word applies to opera music and was first used by writers interpreting the works of composer Richard Wagner, who was famous for associating a melody with a character or important dramatic element. Leitmotif is still commonly used with reference to music and musical drama but is now also used more broadly to refer to any recurring theme in the arts or in everyday life.

Carrie, Shawn. "What everyone gets wrong about violence in Ferguson." The Daily Dot (November 18, 2014)

Fanning, Rory. "Thank You for Your Valor, Thank You for Your Service, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You…: Still on the Thank-You Tour-of-Duty Circuit, 13 Years Later." TomDispatch (October 26, 2014)

Media: Peace and Conflict Studies Archive

Davidson, Alex. "Derek Jarman: five essential films. BFI (February 6, 2014)

Hart, Peter. "No Debate: Antiwar Voices Absent from Corporate TV News Ahead of U.S. Attacks on Iraq & Syria." Democracy Now (November 18, 2014)

Ryan, Bill. "As if the Stars Would Wink Out One by One to Hear it Spoken, or The Five Nosferatus." The Kind of Face You Hate (October 30, 2014)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Resources for November 16, 2014

"Manilla in the Claws of Light." Critics Round Up (Ongoing Archive)

“Over the longer-term, the biggest threat to terrorists is not the power of missiles – it is the politics of inclusion. It’s peaceful societies and respect for human rights. It’s education, jobs and real opportunity. It’s leaders who listen to their people and uphold the rule of law. Missiles may kill terrorists. But good governance kills terrorism.” Ban Ki-Moon, (September 14, 2014)

Brand, Russell. "On Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky." Democracy Now (November 14, 2014)

"Glenn Greenwald: Constitutional and Civil Rights Lawyer/Journalist (Peace and Conflict Studies Archive)'" Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Marlow, Jonathan. "Why Lists?: The List of Lists." Keyframe (November 10, 2014)

Sauter, Molly. "The Coming Swarm." Berkman Center for Internet & Society (October 29, 2014) ["In her new book, The Coming Swarm: DDoS, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet, Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. Together in conversation with journalist and activist Laurie Penny, Molly will discuss the use of disruptive tactics like DDoS, online civil disobedience, and the role of the internet as a zone of political activism and speech."]

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day:

meliorism \MEE-lee-uh-riz-um\

noun: the belief that the world tends to improve and that humans can aid its betterment


The author's meliorism is evident in such statements as, "I believe that peace is inevitable."

"Eric Schlosser's fine Fast Food Nation wavered between a pragmatic meliorism, devoted to reforming the meatpacking and restaurant industry, and a visionary despair over the conditions of modern American life." — Stephen Metcalf, Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2001

In 1877, British novelist George Eliot believed she had coined meliorist when she wrote, "I don't know that I ever heard anybody use the word 'meliorist' except myself." Her contemporaries credited her with coining both meliorist and meliorism, and one of her letters contains the first documented use of meliorism, but there is evidence that meliorist had been around for 40 years or so before she started using it. Whoever coined it did so by drawing on the Latin melior, meaning "better." It is likely that the English coinages were also influenced by another melior descendant, meliorate, a synonym of ameliorate ("to make better") that was introduced to English in the mid-1500s.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Naomi Klein: Journalist

Websites/Social Media:

Naomi Klein's Website

Wikipedia Page

This Changes Everything (Website for the Book)

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (Website for the Book)

@NaomiAKlein (Twitter)

Facebook Page

The Guardian: Global Archive of Naomi Klein

The Guardian: Books Archive of Naomi Klein

Resources by/about/referencing Naomi Klein:

Beyond the Frame: Alternative Perspectives on the War on Terrorism (Media Education Foundation, 2004)

Boyle, Kirk. "Children of Men and I Am Legend: The Disaster-Capitalism Complex Hits Hollywood." Jump Cut #51 (2009)

Brand, Russell. "On Revolution, Fighting Inequality, Addiction, Militarized Policing & Noam Chomsky." Democracy Now (November 14, 2014)

Conant, Jeff. "A Poetics of Resistance: The Revolutionary Public Relations of the Zapatista Insurgency — Book Excerpt." Revolution by the Book (July 2, 2010)

Cusack, John. "Outsourced Warfare Represents a "'Radical, Dangerous, Disgusting Ideology'." Alternet (May 18, 2008)

DeSoto, Hernando, David Harvey, Naomi Klein and Joseph Stiglitz. "On Economic Power." FORA TV (October 20, 2008)

Grayson, Cecilia, Naomi Klein and Sharif Abdel Kouddous. "Canadian Filmmaker and Doctor Imprisoned in Egypt Without Charges, Abused After Witnessing Massacre." Democracy Now (October 2, 2014)

Hudson, Michael, Naomi Klein and Robert Kuttner. "Dissect Obama’s New Economic Team & Stimulus Plan." Democracy Now (November 25, 2008)

Klein, Naomi. "Addicted to Risk." TED Talks (December 2010)

---. "Author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism." Media Matters (June 21, 2009)

---. "Baghdad Year Zero." Harper's (September 2004)

---. "'Big green groups are more damaging than climate deniers': Environment movement is in 'deep denial' over the right ways to tackle climate change." The Guardian (September 10, 2013)

---. "Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis." Democracy Now (September 18, 2014)

---. "The Change WithinThe Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External." The Nation (April 1, 2014)

---. "Climate Change Is a People’s Shock: What if, instead of accepting a future of climate catastrophe and private profits, we decide to change everything?" The Nation (September 16, 2014)

---. "Disaster Capitalism." FORA TV (October 16, 2008)

---. "Goldstone's Legacy for Israel." The Nation (February 14, 2011)

---. "Good News on China Climate Deal." The Progressive (November 12, 2014)

---. "How Science is Telling Us All to Revolt." The New Statesman (October 29, 2013)

---. "“My Fear is that Climate Change is the Biggest Crisis of All”: Naomi Klein Warns Global Warming Could Be Exploited by Capitalism and Militarism." Democracy Now (March 9, 2011)

---. No Logo: Brands, Globalization and Resistance (USA: Sut Jhally, 2003: 42 mins)

---. "On Anti-Union Bills and Shock Doctrine American-Style: "This is a Frontal Assault on Democracy, a Corporate Coup D’Etat"." Democracy Now (March 9, 2011)

---. "On Motherhood, Geoengineering, Climate Debt & the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement." Democracy Now (September 18, 2014)

---. "On the Bailout Profiteers and the Multi-Trillion-Dollar Crime Scene." Democracy Now (November 17, 2008)

---. "On the People’s Climate March & the Global Grassroots Movement Fighting Fossil Fuels." Democracy Now (September 18, 2014)

---. "The Real Crime Scene Was Inside the G20 Summit." Democracy Now (June 28, 2010)

---. "Reject Keystone XL Pipeline, We Need Radical Change to Prevent Catastrophic Warming." Democracy Now (November 17, 2014)

---. "Sandy’s Devastation Opens Space for Action on Climate Change and Progressive Reform." Democracy Now (November 15, 2012)

---. Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. NY: Metropolitan Books, 2007.

---. "The Shock Doctrine: Naomi Klein on the Rise of Disaster Capitalism." Democracy Now (September 17, 2007)

---. "Sticking the public with the bill for the bankers' crisis." The Globe and Mail (June 27, 2010)

---. ""This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" (Book Excerpt)." Democracy Now (September 17, 2014)

---. "The Tyranny of Brands." The New Statesman (January 24, 2000)

---. "Wall St. Crisis Should Be for Neoliberalism What Fall of Berlin Wall Was for Communism." Democracy Now (October 6, 2008)

Klein, Naomi, et al. "Haiti, Melvin Jones III, MLK and Tony Cliff 2.2." Seeing Red Radio (January 22, 2010)

Macfarquhar, Larissa. "Outside Agitator: Naomi Klein and the New New Left." The New Yorker (December 8, 2008)

Nixon, Rob. "Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything." The New York Times (November 9, 2014)

Band of Outsiders (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1964)

Band of Outsiders (France: Jean-Luc Godard, 1964: 95 mins)

Clover, Joshua. "Band of Outsiders: Madison-sur-Seine." The Current (May 7, 2013)

Karina, Anna. "When Anna Met Jean-Luc" Current (May 7, 2013)

Resources for November 13, 2014

Nixon, Rob. "Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything." The New York Times (November 9, 2014)

"Chris Hedges: Journalist." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Davis, Wade. "The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World." (June 20, 2013) [Posted on Youtube: "Presenting at a plenary session of the 2013 Climate, Mind, & Behavior Symposium, anthropologist Wade Davis illuminates the need to embrace and celebrate the cultural and intellectual diversity that constitutes the totality of human experience, especially when considering fundamental questions of how we are to relate to our environment."]

"Peter Watkins: Filmmaker and Media Critic." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

"Episode 244." Filmwax Radio (October 3, 2014) ["Guests include DCTV’s Co-executive director Jon Alpert who discusses the documentary resource center’s latest exciting project, Our Cameras, Our Stories, documentaries made by the members of their youth filmmaker program. The 6-part series will broadcast on WNET Channel Thirteen beginning Saturday, October 4th at 1:30 PM and continue for the following 5 consecutive weeks. The Decent One filmmaker Vanessa Lapa chats about her feature documentary, her first, which is something of a hybrid. The film has actors reading the letters and diaries of Heinrich Himmler and his wife, which creates a strange dichotomy between this seemingly loving father & husband, and the man who is considered the architect of the Final Solution. The film has currently having a two week theatrical engagement at Film Forum in NYC and is being distributed by Kino Lorber. Finally, the co-directors behind the new hybrid film, Last Hijack, Femke Wolting & Tommy Pallotta stop by. Their film which uses components of narrative filmmaking, documentary & animation, tells the story of Mohamed, a Somali pirate."]

Laber, Jeri. "25 Years After the Fall of Communism: A Call." Human Rights Watch (November 7, 2014)

"It is important to acknowledge the instability of truth when making a film based on fact." -- Clio Bernard (quoted by Andrew Kötting on page xii of his "Fore Words" to Jason Wood's Last Words: Considering Contemporary Cinema. Wallflower Press, 2014.)

(T)he true subject of the horror genre is the struggle for recognition of all that our civilization represses or oppresses: its re-emergence dramatized, as in our nightmares, as an object of horror, a matter for terror, the “happy ending” (when it exists) typically signifying the restoration of repression (171). -- Wood, Robin. "An Introduction to the American Horror Film." Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film. ed. Barry Keith Grant. Metuchen, N.J: Scarecrow Press, 1984.

Fragoso, Samuel. "Jon Stewart and Rosewater." Keyframe (November 13, 2014) ["Jon Stewart talks about his leave from The Daily Show to follow the Maziar Bahari story."]