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Speculations on Openings, Closings, and Thresholds in International Public Media

Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 11:19AM   |  6 comments

 “So what is wrong for artists to design a product, or to collaborate with the industry to make people a little happier?" probes Japanese new media scholar and curator  Machiko Kusahara.  She's showing us all kinds of new technology design projects invented by avant garde...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 12:39PM   |  3 comments

FLEFF international advisory board member, curator and speaker Tim Murray is organizing an international workshop this weekend at Cornell University.

It's not to be missed--cutting edge thinkers and practitioners exploring networks, mobilizations, and spatialization in a series of mind-stretching and utterly engaging...

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There’s a lot more to Mexico than cheap location shooting for Hollywood films and narcotrafficantes.

At the 7th Festival Internacional de Cine de Morelia from October 3-11, the Mexican documentary, feature, and shorts scene pulses with topics like labor, agribusiness, and toxins in the...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 9:24PM   |  Add a comment


I dare you: Imagine a world where innovative  documentaries tour around a country in major cineplexes with state of the art digital projection and THX sound. 

No, not the next Michael Moore sardonic-missionary-I’m-gonna-teach-you-about-America’s-problems doc.  No, not the next-big-budget –genre-pix-hipster-white-dudes-with-a-purpose theatrical...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 7:33PM   |  Add a comment

Posted from Morelia, Mexico


“We are conquered by Hollywood cinema,” assert  Anamaria Marinca,  the Romanian actress who starred in Christian Mungiu’s breakout film, Four Months, Three Weeks, Two Days (Romania, 2007), which won the Palme D’Or at Cannes.

In her white t-shirt, khaki cargo pants, and clipped short hair (she...

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Posted by Patricia Zimmermann at 12:37PM   |  1 comment

La India Maria is a contradictory figure in Mexican popular culture.  An indigeneous media figure played by Maria Elena Velasco, La India Maria, one of the most famous figures in Mexico,  is a comic female warrior figure who fights, does karate, and boxes.  She attacks the church, the police, corruption.  A cross between a female Charlie Chaplin and a kung fu warrior...

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