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Robert Bresson Praised & Screened in St. Louis

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015 in Art, Film, France, French, KeyFilm, Music, Poet, Sound |

A Man Escaped/Un Condamné à Mort s’est Échappé – Sunday, March 29 at 7:30pm – Winifred Moore Auditorium – 470 E. Lockwood Ave., St. Louis, MO 63119 – With an introduction and post-film discussion by Pier Marton, artist/professor and the Unlearning Specialist at the School of No Media PART OF THE ROBERT CLASSIC FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL – Godard: Robert Bresson is French cinema, as Dostoevsky is the Russian novel and Mozart is German music.- INCLUDES LINK TO KEY BRESSON INTERVIEW […]

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Organic/Traditional Community Healing

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Afri, Care, Eco, Health, Human Rights, Ideas, KeyFilm, Native, Peace, Review, Theater, Time, Wars |

My review of Family Talk/Fambul Tok: Through the Truth and Reconciliation Commission – the TRC (cf. resources) – South Africa took the courageous steps to face and uncover the truth of its violent past, here Sierra Leone, through Tambul Tok, goes even further.
When considering that the family – in its extended meaning – requires a coming together of victim and perpetrator; how can we live together and incorporate what everyone would rather forget but cannot?
What does it take to forgive? Once more Africa has much to teach the world.
A few of the voices:
“For many years I’ve been thinking about this hidden pain in my heart. — we have been living together as brothers and sisters — I never spoke to anyone because it was a very fearful situation — There is no love between us”

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The Act of Killing: A Monument of a Film

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in Asia, Death, Film, Highlights, History, Human Rights, Ideas, KeyFilm, Peace, Poet, Politics, Popular, Racism, Review, Spectacle, Time, Travel, US, Wars, Women, Youth | 2 comments

My review (an excerpt): Far from being passive, watching makes us complicit with what takes place in front of our eyes. In that sense we are all involved in a variety of crimes that evolve as we watch… it is today’s reality that the documentary reveals; right before our gaze, in the shadow of the entertainment industry, we are all targeted by this film… Being part of the majority population often means one is plagued by treacherous blind spots, but here, I will venture to say, we even advance into the uncharted territory of exploring the ego as an aberrant and criminal ecosystem; the unexamined life is once more not worth living. Produced by Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, under the blessings of Makaveyev, Buñuel’s grandchild is alive and kicking, making (brilliantly disturbing) documentaries! A Must-See-Film! […]

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Patricio Guzmán & La Consciencia/Conscience

Posted by on Jan 12, 2013 in Death, Film, Hispanic, History, Human Rights, KeyFilm, Media, Poet, Politics, Sci/Nat |

I am convinced that memory has a gravitational force. It is constantly attracting us. Those who have a memory are able to live in the fragile present moment.
Those that have none, don’t live anywhere – Yo creo que la memoria tiene fuerza de gravedad. Siempre nos atrae. Los que tienen memoria son capaces de vivir en el frágil tiempo presente. Los que no la tienen, no viven en ninguna parte. P.G. Nostalgia for the Light/Nostalgia de la Luz

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