Check out the amazing 2012 documentary film, McCullin directed by David and Jacqui Morris.
(You are not invited to the Gala)
This is the best documentary I’ve seen in a very long time.
Seems to me that Don McCullin’s seen more than anyone on the planet.
He systematically sought out access to the worst part of any war/conflict/disaster he visited, the story behind the above photo is tragic, but not nearly the worst in his legendary career.
It’s a very hard watch.
You can also download it from archive.org
Enso sleeps on rags on the floor of the storage room
He is not allowed to have a bed or a pillow.
He works all day and is not allowed to go to school.
International advocates for children estimate that there are 250,000 restaveks in Haiti — children working as unpaid domestic servants after their parents, who cannot afford to raise them, give them away.
The literal translation of “restavek” is relatively benign: these children, mostly girls, are “live-ins” or “stay-withs.’’ But the social translation is brutal. To be a restavek is to be the ultimate have-not in a society of have-nots; the word itself is a slur.
The ultimate have-not in a society of have-nots. Jesus H Christ.
Source: The New York Times
The gaping flame-filled crater has been this way since 1971, when Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern of natural gas and decided to burn it off so it wouldn’t poison anyone. They thought it would take a few days. Four decades later, locals refer to this pit as the Door to Hell. In Turkmenistan, many people leave their gas ranges burning all day and all night: why bother turning them on and off, when gas is inexhaustible?
This reminds me of the scariest movie of the eighties, The Gate.
Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years just dropped in Cannes, it’s called The Dance Of Reality.
Pathe: “Me being separated from my illusory self, I searched desperately for a path and a meaning for life.” This sentence perfectly defines the biographical project ‘Alexandro Jodorowsky:. restore the incredible adventure that was his life quest The film is an exercise in imaginary autobiography. Born in Chile in 1929, in the small town of Tocopilla, where the film was shot, Alejandro Jodorowsky was faced with a very tough and violent upbringing, in a family uprooted. Although the facts and figures are real, fiction than reality in a poetic world where the director reinvents his family, including his father the route to redemption, reconciliation of man and of his childhood. It paints by the existence of a fresco that exalts beyond all measure, the potential to be in order to push the boundaries of the imagination and of reason, and raise capital transformation of life lies within each of us.
Isn’t it a Pity
It sure is George.
I think I’m in an unhealthy relationship.
This morning all I said was ‘now honey stop screaming for one second I just want to have a chat about our hobbies’ She crossed the room and ripped my arm off and now there’s blood everywhere. I guess I’ll cancel bowling tonight.