typography and film-reel art combined sublimely… speechless.
Helvetica In Motion by Positive Pictures
1 minute animation using an interview snippet from the movie “Helvetica” of Mike Parker. Song by T.V. On The Radio: Love Dog.
I have never wanted to visit the United States. It just doesn’t factor into my plans when I think of where I want to go. But since I watched this documentary, anytime the notion of a vacation comes up, I want to blurt out ‘Philly! Phill! I want to go to Philadelphia!”.
This movie is extremely important. You should watch it and then you will know why you should go to Philadelphia before an amazing piece/landmark of history is gobbled up by corporatism and greed forever.
Read my review here
Created by Jaqueline Salloum and Dr. Jack Shaheen’s book, Reel Bad Arabs, this 9-minute video is a stunning and disturbing collection of clips that reveal Hollywood’s relentless vilification and dehumanization of Arabs and Muslims. The depictions are grossly prejudiced and relentlessly violent.
It’s really a worth a watch, but very disturbing. Consider yourself warned.
Hat Tip: The Society Pages
To me, this is one of the best articles published in 2010. A wonderfully moving profile of Roger Ebert.
WikiRebels - The Documentary
Gestalten TV | Julius von Bismarck
“Gettysburg Address” by Adam Gault
Skateistan: To Live And Skate Kabul
A beautifully shot film that follows the lives of a group of young skateboarders in Afghanistan. Operating against the backdrop of war and bleak prospects, the Skateistan charity project is the world’s first co-educational skateboarding school, where a team of international volunteers work with girls and boys between the ages of 5 and 17, an age group largely untouched by other aid programmes.
‘Coalition of the Willing’ is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a ‘post Copenhagen’ world. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ endeavors to present a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.