Sean’s film A Story About Wendy premiers tomorrow at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival.
This is a hugely important film to me and I am so happy it is available in full on YouTube. A film that every thinking person should see. From humanity to particle physics in one film – and Liv Ullmann.
Disturbing, but I am sure it is a what the average day looks like for many gay people in the Arab world. Hopelessness is a reality for so many in the parts of this planet that refuse to accept human nature. Even though LGBT people have been at the forefront of most radical social movements- including the Arab Spring – inclusion is not always the end result – in fact seldom so. This video touches my heart.
Damascus, Syria. Feb. 2012.
Syrian Rules, By azzedine Jamal
People are fighting for “freedom”.
Freedom of All ?
The only choice for a lot of gay syrian is to sucide themself or to get arrested.
Revolution, yes. For all, no.
I don’t have a firm position on suicide as to me circumstances can make it a reasonable choice in cases such as terminal and painful illness. I can’t see suicide as an acceptable option for a gay Syrian or Arab in general even though I don’t have to live in such an overtly oppressive society.
Perhaps the solution is to move to a more gay accepting society like Canada (despite PM Harper) or to bravely work to make a change in Syria – despite the threat to your life – ACTUPorg is there for you.
There are no easy answers – just stay safe.
“Meet the Filmmakers: meet Ira Sachs, director of KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, an official selection in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.”
A stunningly beautiful timelapse video of Yosemite.
This video is a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. All timelapses were shot on the Canon 5D Mark II with a variety of Canon L and Zeiss CP.2 Lenses.
Thanks to Dynamic Perception for their motion controlled dolly and continued support!
Dynamic Perception Website: dynamicperception.com
This whole project has been an amazing experience. The two of us became friends through Vimeo and explored a shared interest in timelapsing Yosemite National Park over an extended period of time. We’d like to expand this idea to other locations and would appreciate any suggestions for a future
Given my fascination with the Islamic world I will have to see this when it premieres. Thanks to Peter Galazka on G+. The only plot info online says “Ibrahim chooses to live with Kevin over marrying his cousin Elif.”
I thought I had posted this when it first came out but I can’t seem to find it now.In any case it is nice to post it again as the year comes to a close. It is a bit corny but I like corny – corny puts a smile on my face.
This video is for everybody. Who has ever loved. And has been loved in return. To those that think it never does or will get better. It does. It does get better, it becomes beautiful.