Excerpt: All of our well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution, and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy,” this world has to remain unhealthy. (Read that again - for the economy to be healthy, the world has to remain unhealthy? WHAT the_?) (People have… Continue reading The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race
VANCOUVER – On April 23, Vancouver will be the starting point for the pan-Canadian tour of Indigenous short films: “Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels.” To celebrate this new adventure, Wapikoni Mobile and the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) are thrilled to present a special selection of 13 films made by young Indigenous filmmakers who have participated… Continue reading “Wapikoni, Cinema on Wheels” Launches Cross-Canada Tour
LA PROGRESSIVE's Dick Price wrote: Besides being a masterfully conceived, thoroughly engaging film, what makes "First Daughter" so moving is the heartening solution it offers in these dark times. There are two videos at this link... READ: "First Daughter and the Black Snake" Lights the Path - LA Progressive
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World / Canada (Executive Producer: Tim Johnson, Mohawk) This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history—featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time—exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how Indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions,… Continue reading 9 INDIGENOUS-MADE FILMS TO PREMIERE AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
By Lara Trace (registered Independent voter) Go on social media and not get somewhat depressed? Exactly! I watched Twitter instead of the Big Debate, for example. I want to gauge what others are thinking. My head still hurts. (Yelling out loud may help sometimes.) Otherwise I cuddle up and read and crochet and do mosaic… Continue reading I’m reading | Raven Shadow | Hostile Architecture | Cyberbullies | Is Facebook Dying?
Telluride Film Festival: At the opening night Colorado Avenue feed (in September), director Werner Herzog checked out the Mongol father and daughter holding their trained eagles on their arms for a photo op (top photo). Sony Pictures Classics is pushing the movie for a documentary Oscar. Director Otto Bell told me his crew carried so… Continue reading Movies: The Eagle Huntress | What Was Ours
IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES came as slaves: human cargo transported on British ships bound for the Americas. They were shipped by the hundreds of thousands and included men, women… Source: IRISH: THE FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES ****************************************** Checking in with Jill Stein. White supremacists are really excited about Trump. BIG WEEK: Wisconsin is just… Continue reading BLOG BONUS: FORGOTTEN WHITE SLAVES | Voters Rights | Foster Care | Chief of Chiefs
By Lara Trace (former editor of the Pequot Times 1999-2004) It happened years ago... but I can still feel myself outside the Pequot Museum on a bench and the wind is really blowing and John is speaking about his album, and latest tour. I knew I'd have to read what he said a few… Continue reading The Power of John Trudell #BlueIndians
By Lara Trace Hentz (history buff) EXAMPLE http://listen.sdpb.org/post/dakota-midday-wounded-knee-line-sand#stream/0 Years ago I realized the "version" is what we need to examine as much as the writing itself. It's very very important to look at WHO wrote it and why. Ellowyn in Pine Ridge, South Dakota shared her tribe's version of history that differed greatly from… Continue reading What VERSION are you reading?
By Lara Trace (sci-fi lover) My wonderful cousin Dr. Charlie Bland is a movie expert. Charlie (aka Afraid of His Horses) teaches movie history (college level) and analyzes all genres and loves films! (I love many too, of course. I'm still hooked on all things Star Trek. That Gene Roddenberry was a total genius-visionary, right?… Continue reading 2001: A Space Odyssey + Interstellar
The unbelievable story of Why Marlon Brando rejected his 1973 Oscar for 'The Godfather' Melia Robinson Newsweek The Godfather was not too pleased with the Academy. The man who made offers others couldn't refuse once refused the movie industry's heftiest honor. On March 5, 1973, Marlon Brando declined the Academy Award for Best Actor for his… Continue reading One of the most powerful moments in Oscar history
Paula Peters is an active member of the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe based in Mashpee, Massachusetts and owner of SmokeSygnals, a media and communications consulting firm. She is currently producing a documentary on nine Mashpee Wampanoag men jailed in 1976 for drumming and singing their traditional music. The Mashpee Nine were later acquitted and law enforcement… Continue reading Did you know about The Mashpee Nine?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiT1R7N6dmU “We Come As Friends” Explores the Beautiful Nightmare of South Sudan Nick Turse | Intercept As a filmmaker, Hubert Sauper does not take the road less traveled. That would be far too easy. He doesn’t, in fact, take roads much at all. First he spent two years on his French farm building his own… Continue reading We Come as Friends
Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, and Richard Ray Whitman on the road in 'Neither Wolf Nor Dog.' Alex Jacobs 3/6/15 The much anticipated film project Neither Wolf Nor Dog is making its final approach to theaters, and to your home, but to actually get on the Big Screens around the country and not just on… Continue reading Neither Wolf Nor Dog
By Trace Hentz (adopted by strangers in 1958) I have a few words about this: I was not chosen. I was delivered. Seriously. I was available and handed over. Chosen? No. And I am no angel or angelic, not even close. I am sitting here shaking my head, thinking that ADOPTION PROPAGANDA WON! They won… Continue reading Vero Rising: Propaganda Again? #adoption #validvoices