#BlackLivesMatter: starrzworld

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Did You Know -03/30/2015

Originally posted on Lesley Voth:

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1. That the phrase ‘to pull your own weight’ originated with the sport of rowing.

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2. That the English city of Manchester was dubbed the ‘Cottonopolis’ during the Victorian era and was the international centre for household linen?

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3. The European roulette wheels contain 37 numbered pockets. Fittingly the sum of these numbers is 666 (0-36)

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4. Scissors go all the way back to the 18th dynasty Egypt (1500BC), some came in solid gold, even if they looked more like shears.

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5. Dancing with scissors is a competition that dates back to the 1500’s in Peru. It’s a traditional test of manliness where two or more guys leap about furiously snipping in time to a beat. Once they are knackered they start skewering themselves with pointed sticks before eating glass, walking on fire and flaying each other with sarcasm. The whole thing can last for hours until one of them…

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Exhibition | In the Footsteps of a Master

Originally posted on GALLERATI:
Emily Allchurch | Manchester Art Gallery | 13 March – 8 June 2015 “What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun”, bemoaned the…

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Standing on Sacred Ground

Originally posted on Fresh Documentaries:

Danil-SOSG-shadow1On Sunday I attended a screening for a doc series called Standing on Sacred Ground. The first doc of four, this part centered on the Altai people in Siberia and the Winnemem Wintu people of Northern California. These two indigenous cultures are following the similar fate of our, all too often, forgotten cultures and traditions. Christopher McLeod, producer and director of the series, spent over 10 years interviewing and connecting the tribes he filmed. He invested time and capitol to shed light on the issues facing these native tribes.

I am merely a doc head (if I may) and had no prior history of these cultures or their plights before watching this piece. So any political, social, or economical criticisms I may have that were addressed in the film are only subjective and probably irrelevant (though if you are really curious, just shoot me a message and I will…

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Semana Santa Sevilla!

Originally posted on nailthemoment.org:

With Easter almost upon us I thought I’d post a short film I made in Seville last year. It really was a remarkable time to be in Spain.

The first time you see a pair of eyes gazing back at you from behind two holes in a pointed head-piece you are apt to feel a little uneasy, queasy even. For those unused to the Easter processions so beloved of southern European nations – and particularly those organised each year in Seville – thoughts of sinister and intolerant fraternities from less enlightened times and places can spring all too readily to mind. But pretty soon such concerns evaporate. You begin to see the festival, or Semana Santa, for what it is: the greatest, most rapturous public celebration of Holy Week throughout Europe.

And you are overwhelmed, engulfed by the sensory assault of a civic tradition that stretches back some four…

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The Up House

Originally posted on Coming Through the Rye:

Carrying along in the theme of tourist attractions from wherever I’m living at the moment…here’s one. Inspired by film, so even better.

There is a house in Herriman Utah, a city out west at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains, modeled after the house in Up, a beloved Pixar film.

There’s the actual, physical house. And here’s the animated one:

They even have little details, like this squirrel on the porch.

I do wish they had a statue of Dug though.

Now, before I go watch this wonderful film, I’ll give you some history on this house.

Blair Bangerter, a big time home builder here in Utah, decided he wanted to build the home, and got permission from Disney to do it, on the condition that the plans for the home be turned over to Disney after it was built so no one else could build it again.

It…

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Recover

Originally posted on dancinginthebirminghamjail:

Last night, I had the privilege of being interviewed for a documentary about addiction. (It was not Intervention.) I shared my story with the director, the production coordinator, and a camera. Afterwards, all I can think about it what I should have said and how I should have answered this question, and is my answer to this question going to come off as ignorant? As much as I would like to go back and add another hour’s worth of interview, it’s done and I can’t change anything about it.

That is what recovering from addiction is. The serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage the change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

It’s a tough concept to grasp for people who have never had a substance abuse problem, but the hardest part of my recovery has not been staying sober. That’s not…

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SHOOT YOUR OWN FILM

Originally posted on "Film" your life:

Hi dear friends, today I’ll give you a simple instruction about “how to shoot your own film”.

This picture came from my own film THE RED LOVE ,shot in 2014 as my final year project. Unlike professional team, how could  we finish a nice microfilm under the limited budget and equipments?

  1. Create a attracting script. Good film always win for its story, spend more time in thinking unique script is the first thing you should do
  2. Make team. Your team members are your comrades in army, big shooting group contain more than 50 people, but at least, there should be photographer, sound recorder, performer and editor
  3. Drawing story board. Translate your script into pictures, mark the camera position, follow them when shooting could reduce the time, increase effectiveness.
  4. Plan you film, that is, how many scenes you have? how long it take? Planing is extremely important for saving time and budget
  5. Explaining…

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Stunningly Clever 3D Pencil Drawings.

Originally posted on Old Guv Legends:

A trained artist can already create detailed pencil drawings, but when they achieve a true mastery of perspective and 3D space, their art, both literally and figuratively, reaches a whole new level. Here are some examples of 3D pencil drawings that look like they leap off of the page at you.

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Created by Fredo.

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Created by Ramon Bruin.

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Created by Ramon Bruin

Artists like Ramon Bruin, Alessandro Diddi and Fredo represent a highly technical form of art that we rarely see on Bored Panda. The tools they use are simple – just pencil and paper. With a whole lot of practice and dedication, you could draw something like this too.

See more Images via 33 Of The Best 3D Pencil Drawings | Bored Panda.

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Stop,Look,Listen…my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house

Originally posted on lipstick socialist:

Watch
Sell-Off-web Sell Off the Abolition of the NHS, a screening organised by Greater Manchester KONP and the Manchester Film Cooperative at 7pm on Wednesday 8th April at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation. A film that will make you angry enough to want to join the campaign to stop the privatisation of the NHS and there are plenty of campaigns across this region to get involved in. The filmmakers say; The style of the film is intimate, hand-held scrupulousness. Interviews take place in discreet corners of hospitals, surgeries and streets, the images at times elevated by a powerful soundtrack, leaving the viewer with an overall admiration for the doctors speaking out, combined with anger at what’s happening. Not just a film but there will an opportunity to question candidates from Green, Labour, National Health Action and TUSC parties.

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man museum…the culture of Fiji, Rotuma, Tonga and Tuvalu. Alice…

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