“In order to fix the climate crisis, we need to first fix the government crisis.” – Al Gore, from An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017)
Review by Marc Schmied
Once you see it, you can’t “un-see” it: the effects of climate change are top stories in the news regularly. The recent devastating storms and flooding along the Gulf Coast and in Southwest Asia as well as the heatwaves, droughts and fires in the western US are clear indicators that climate change is making this planet less hospitable to us, that the costs of ignoring the problem are unmanageable, and that we need to change our thinking fast.
A movie about a collective of artists and musicians in Memphis who loved Blues music enough to change the way we think about it.
Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
DooBeeDoo and I are happy to hear that our contributor and friend the cool Augusta Palmer has a new film The Blues Society in the works. She’s been thinking to do this documentary for quite a while. I think it’s the right timing to do this docu film. It’ll support perfectly the “Black Lives Matter” movement. The Blues stands for #BlackLivesMatter. It’s the voice of this movement.
Film screening of Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, which opens at Film Forum in Manhattan on April 22.
Venue: Film Forum
Date: April 22-28, 2015
*Wed 4/22 & Fri 4/24 @ 7:40, Q&A with director John Pirozzi & special musical guests
Text by Kathleen Foster (director, produces independent documentaries that combine elements of individual stories, current events and history with a focus on grass roots struggles for change.)
Why I am making PROFILED?
In June 2012 a police officer killed Shantel Davis, a young African-American woman, through the open window of her car. It happened in Flatbush, a Brooklyn neighborhood near where I live. Distraught residents described hearing the fatal shots and watching officers drag Davis’ bleeding body onto the street, where they left her to die.