Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pleasing Plastic

Continuation of pottery trade in Manipur is threatened by globalising forces. ;Achungmei, our CC from Manipur, is sad to observe the slow disappearance of some of the beautiful crafts produced in her community, such as the handmade clay pots she shows in her video today. Having grown up surrounded by these pots in her house, she calls attention not only to their replacement by cheaper and less aesthetically pleasing plastic products but also to the economic insecurity faced by the potters who make them.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rumbula's Echo WORK IN PROGRESS 33min. румбула

Breaking new ground, Rumbula's Echo is the first documentary about a large mass shooting of the Holocaust. Eyewitnesses tell how, in late 1941, 25,000 Jews were murdered in two days at Rumbula Forest -- the second largest such mass shooting of WWII. Set within the broader story of the Holocaust in Latvia, viewers see and hear how 98% of Latvian Jews trapped in the country were killed, and how 2% survived.
Amid horror and death, seven uplifting personal stories of survival, rescue and reunion emerge in Rumbula's Echo. These dramatically illuminate the power of individual decisions and, for the first time in film, introduce an overlooked cost of genocide to society.
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«Мелодии Рижского гетто».