A scene from NECKTIE YOUTH

Telling South Africa´s Stories Through Film

A rendez-vous with producer Elias Ribeiro of Urucu Media in Rio de Janeiro   Elias Ribeiro was born in Brazil. With awards and selections from several of the world´s top film markets and funds, he is arguably the absolute star of Africa´s independent cinema today. His South Africa-based company Urucu Media is committed to finding […]

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Casapueblo – A perfect blend of Art, Nature, and Architecture

Few artists have had the chance to create their own living museums, their perfect havens. Carlos Páez Vilaró is one of them. A disciple of the likes of Picasso and Torres García, Páez Vilaró created Casapueblo, a dreamlike affair that combines a hotel, an artist´s workshop, and an art gallery. I once had a romantic […]

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KESSAB

Don´t show me the coffins of children with that deafening orchestral scoring My sadness doesn´t need a soundtrack What do you want from me masters of montage and emotional chord strikes Don´t let me hear the Armenian tongue of my school days from the mouths of children displaced bombed their lives forever raped the familiar […]

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Hayley Jane: A rising star

Ever since the Beatles first landed in America, British musicians have been trying to make it in the US with varying degrees of success. Born into a family of British musicians, Hayley Jane had many options before her when she decided to study at Boston’s Berklee College of Music , arguably one of the world’s […]

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The state of water in America and the true price of a glass of Fiji

Earlier this year, I saw a documentary about Chevron´s fracking exploits in the US and Poland. The film was presented by its director, who was hiding in a cave at the moment. Chevron was not very happy with the documentary, and his life was in danger. What I saw in the film included people getting […]

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FAM – Film Festival magic in Florianopolis

Film festivals are magical sometimes, and this is the case with FAM in the island of Florianopolis, in the South of Brazil. Island people are usually special, they love to enjoy life, they like to be outdoors and live life to the fullest, and Florianopolians are no exception to the rule.

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Lament for St. Cecilia – Music by Paul Stanhope, Lyrics by Veronica Pamoukaghlian

How Lament for St. Cecilia, music by Paul Stanhope, lyrics by Veronica Pamoukaghlian.came about,
thanks to the magic of The Wander Life.
Includes a video with audio from a performance at St. John´s College, Cambridge, Jan 2013

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