Thursday, November 13, 2014

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."]

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