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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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Les Plus Grands Chanteurs-Poètes: Brassens, Brel & Ferré

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in France, Humor, Music, Poet, Politics, Popular | 2 comments

Besides being the top French singers in the 50’s, the 60’s, and the 70’s, a historical meeting of three friends who had much in common. Trois auteurs-compositeurs-interprètes, des géants de la chanson française. QUESTION: Des anars? FERRÉ: Je ne peux pas militer pour quelque idée que ce soit car je ne serais pas libre. Et je crois que Brassens et Brel sont comme moi, parce que l’anarchie est d’abord la négation de toute autorité, d’où qu’elle vienne… BRASSENS : C’est difficile à expliquer, l’anarchie… ce qui est exaltant, c’est qu’il n’y a pas de véritable dogme. C’est une morale, une façon de concevoir la vie… BREL : …Et qui accorde une priorité à l’individu! FERRÉ : C’est une morale du refus. Car s’il n’y avait pas eu au long des millénaires quelques énergumènes pour dire non à certains moments, nous serions encore dans les arbres! ENGLISH (summary): Brassens: It’s hard to explain, anarchy… what is exciting is that there no real dogma. It’s a moral, a way to conceive life… Brel: … and that gives priority to the individual! Ferré: It’s a moral of refusal. If there had not been a few blokes across the millenia who said no at particular times, we would still be in the trees! […]

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Cancer & Ayurveda

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Asia, Cancer, Care, Death, Doc, Film, Food, France, Health, Humor, Mystery, Popular, Sci/Nat, Shoah | 3 comments

[film has enough English to be understood by English speakers] Mon Médecin Indien (My Indian Doctor) – avec Marinella Banfi, patiente et écrivain de ce film, et l’éminent cancérologue, le Dr. Thomas Tursz… et Ritodgata Mahasthita, moine philosophe, Dr. Vaidyan Gangadharan Nair médecin ayurvédique, directeur de l’hôpital CNS (Chikitsalayam) dans le Kerala, Professeur Vasudevan Nair, Botaniste et Herboriste et sur cette page, beaucoup de réponses sur la relation entre le cancer et la médecine ayurvédique. […]

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John Oliver Nails it on Trayvon Martin + Much More

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Afri, Death, Human Rights, Humor, Media, Music, Politics, Popular, Racism, Spectacle, US |

John Oliver’s Segment on Comedy Central was called: “Wait: What? How could you possibly… You’ve got to be kid… There is no way… I can’t… Oh My God” and “Acquitted Development.” + Obama: “It Could Have Been Me” + Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida + Lester Chambers of the Chambers Brothers Attacked + a NAACP/MoveOn Petition with the Justice Department: Open a Civil Rights Case Against George Zimmerman + Counterpunch […]

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St. Louis’ Jews – St. Louis et ses Juifs

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Antisemitism, France, History, Human Rights, Jewish, Judaism, Juif, Popular, Racism, STL |

Counter-history is the revelation of all minorities… I was raised in France, learning to honor “le bon roi St. Louis qui lavait les pieds des pauvres à Vincennes” – the good king who washed the feet of the poor at his castle in Vincennes. Now I live in the U.S. city of St. Louis which is about to celebrate its 250th anniversary.

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