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How America came to be and what every government actually fears – We the People – This is one brave bunch who will humble and move you. Check out their face book page for a reality checkhttps://www.facebook.com/maidaners1


Ukraine Protests 2014

Simple fact: If he was in the film then you knew it was worth going to see.  A great, sensitive and astounding artist who will be sadly missed.

 

 

 

Philip Seymour Hoffman: July 23, 1967 to February 2, 2014

James Nares rode around NYC with a video camera in his truck and documented the city in slow poetic motion. There is a surprise every minute and they are breathtakingly beautiful, comic and human. There is something here that reminds me of my dad’s 3D images of our family – which literally froze us in time. Dickens believed nothing was more interesting than real life and Nares gives us this fact, slowed down frame by frame, in all its glorious messy, poetic chaos. This is the short version of a much longer museum piece of 61 minutes.

Video: Street by James Nares

Peter Beard Interview

December 14, 2013 — Leave a comment

Peter Beard has spent his life fighting for the natural world.  He knows more about the effects of man on nature than just about any other human being alive. (except for maybe George Monbiot , Jane Poynter or Bernie Krause ) He also just happens to be one of the great image-makers of all time. (His notebooks are legendary).  Great interviews; one short and one long by Lars Bruun and Dereck Peck. Spend 30 min with a real genius and true warrior.

On Mankind: “…(Da Vinci) knew that only the creature that could appreciate all this beauty comes on the scene and sure enough, destroys what only what he can appreciate…”

On learning from the elephants: “…The entire ecology of the elephant is more similar to us than any other animal. What have they done to their habitat? They ate it, they trampled it, they died. You would think we would take a hint from their demise… “