Suspect Nation (Channel 4 – 2006)

15 04 2010

Observer journalist Henry Porter reveals how, in the UK, citizen’s movements are being watched, and recorded more than ever before.

Henry Porter (born 1953) is an English author and journalist. He is a writer of thrillers and a regular columnist for The Observer newspaper. He is also the British editor of Vanity Fair.

Porter’s articles are mainly concerned with liberty and civil rights. In February 2009 he co-founded The Convention on Modern Liberty.

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QUENTIN CRISP – Denis Mitchell’s documentary (1968)

15 04 2010

After the publication of his book, The Naked Civil Servant, in 1968 Quentin Crisp was approached by documentary maker Denis Mitchell to be the subject of a short film in which he was to talk about his life & voice his opinions.

It was my previous post (Chelsea Hotel Doc) which brought Crisp to my attention so think of this post as a sort of continuity. That said actually, there is often a sort of continuity in the posts you find here;one line of inquiry leads to the next.





Haiti’s Piggy Bank (1999)

10 03 2010

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Haiti’s Piggy Bank 1999

Directed by Robin Lloyd

30 min

In Haiti’s rugged countryside, the Creole pig was a poor family’s most important economic asset, a staple for both food and culture. When swine flu broke out in 1980, USAID pressured Haiti to eradicate this indiginous pig population. This video shows the self-interest of US aid, the interconnected nature of resources, and the trauma caused by harsh agricultural policies imposed from above. But it also teaches that resistance can bring renewal and hope: through grassroots and human rights assistance, the Creole pig has returned. This is an example of how local actions can solve local problems.


Green Valley Media
802-862-4929
robinlloyd@greenvalleymedia.org


Haiti Film Database Archives

http://www.haitiforever.com/fora/film/curvers.html





80 Blocks From Tiffany’s

10 03 2010

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80 Blocks From Tiffany’s is a 1979 documentary directed by Gary Weiss. It depicts the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. It deals primary with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the “Savage Skulls” and the “Savage Nomads”





Anima Mundi (1992)

9 02 2010

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Image and music are intertwined in this third collaboration between director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass. The film was produced to celebrate the World Wildlife Fund’s Biological Diversity Campaign. The film combines images of nature with pulsing rhythms in a Microcosmos (1997) meets Koyaanisqatsi (1983) spectacle. (Currently out of print)





Anarchism in America (1983)

1 02 2010

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Anarchism in America is a 1983 documentary, directed by Steven Fischler and Joel Sucher, and produced by Pacific Street Films. It has been re-released by AK Press to DVD. The film begins by explaining the filmmakers’ interest in anarchism based on their involvement in the group Transcendental Students while in film school at NYU.





The Environment

31 01 2010

A selection of videos addressing the state of the environment

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Noam Chomsky: Human Destiny

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An Inconvenient Truth

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