Young Aborigines are four times more likely to commit suicide than non-indigenous Australians due to a variety of reasons including a disconnection from traditional culture and land. 101 East visits remote aboriginal communities which have seen a spate of young suicides and looks at some of the desperate attempts by some of the worst affected aboriginal communities to save their young.
Loris Savino A mural in Libya, from the Betweenlands series.
Betweenlands is part of a project born from a trip made in the months of February and March 2011 to these countries, chasing the fall of the Arab regimes. Here they met with the amazing actors of Arab riots and asked them to express on camera their reasons for dissent.
It is the Arab Spring that for many remembers the 1989, the sudden collapse of the wall that separated the two parts of Europe. Suddenly, an order that is believed changeless had instead changed. A similar phenomenon was registered in 1968 too: Paris, Chicago, Prague, Rome, Berlin.
However, a revolt is not enough to make the revolution. That is why the journey continues. After the riots, the series continues, recounting the emergency landing in Lampedusa.
The Three Disappearances of Soad Hosni by Rania Stephan
This haunting and beautifully formed documentary is a meditation on the life of Egyptian screen legend Soad Hosni, who starred in eighty-two feature films between 1959 and 1991. Hosni’s mysterious death in London in 2001 sent shockwaves through the Arab world, and this is the first film which look into her life and work. Using filmic montage, director and video artist Rania Stephan reveals the diverse modes of female representation embodied in Hosni’s charismatic roles, and creates an ebullient picture of the iconic actress who captivated the modern Arab imagination.
A modern Miami adaptation of the 1962 French short film La Jetee, the film recounts Luke’s (Uncle Luke, legendary rapper from the hip-hop group 2 Live Crew) rise to fame as he changes the face of hip-hop and fights for first amendment rights- and later as he ushers Miami into a golden era of peace and prosperity as Mayor. Everything changes when the Turkey Point Nuclear Reactor has a meltdown and turns Miami into a post-apocayptic wasteland.
The Pogues (With Kirsty MacColl) The Story Of “Fairytale Of New York
Richard E. Grant narrates this terrific documentary on the origin and legacy of The Pogues and their Christmas classic “Fairytale Of New York”. Featuring interviews with most of the band (including Shane), Steve Lillywhite, Nick Cave, Jools Holland, and many more. Enjoy - and Merry Christmas From Videodrome Discothèque!!!
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