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What makes open video an essential part of an engaged, inclusive media sphere? How does open video promote free speech, diversity, and participation? Run Time: 13 mins
Camera: Tim Cothren/Editor: Kevin Henson/Music: Yacht (CC BY-NC-SA)
Produced by Intelligent Television
Interviewees (in order of appearance):; Amy Goodman—Democracy Now; S.J. Klein—Wikimedia Foundation; Rufo Guerreschi—Telematics Freedom Foundation; Kenseth Armstead—Eyebeam Art + Technology Center; Ron Yekutiel—Kaltura; Lea Shaver—Yale Information Society Project; Nonso Ugbode—Mobile Journalism Collective; Yochai Benkler—Harvard Berkman Center; Shay David—Kaltura; Mark Surman—Mozilla; Xeni Jardin—Boing Boing; Chris Blizzard—Mozilla; Tim Hwang—Web Ecology/ROFLCon; Jonathan Zittrain—Harvard Berkman Center; Peter B. Kaufman—Intelligent Television; Adi Kamdar—Student; Jennifer Taylor—Adobe; Nina Paley—Sita Sings the Blues; Corynne McSherry—Electronic Frontier Foundation; Lizz Winstead—The Daily Show/Wake Up World
Expedition on till 7th of march at Selfridge's basement in Oxford street in London UK.
An ad the oil companies should do. Download and share it because it will probably get shut down quick.
Laure Prouvost's powerful new video reviewed at its opening in the Tate Britain.
Review shot on an i-phone.
It's a powerfull/quirky music video. Music by Casey Neil and video by *******www.undercurrents****
What You Can Do
Bottled water is a problem in itself, but it is also a sign of a much larger problem – too much needless consumption, too much unnecessary waste, and too much advertising to convince us we will be happier or better off if we just had a new (insert any consumer good here.)
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all.
Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute.
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a film by Jeremy Seifert
music by Timothy Vatterott
Grocery stores around the country are filling their dumpsters with food. Not rotten, spoiled food, but billions of pounds of good, edible food.
Why? Because the expiration date is nearing? Because it costs less to simply throw away excess food rather than do something helpful with it?
Whatever the answer, the contradiction is profound: good, edible food is being thrown away in the very same communities where people are going hungry.
Follow filmmaker Jeremy Seifert and his circle of friends as they “dumpster dive” in the back alleys and gated garbage receptacles of L.A.’s supermarkets. In the process, they uncover thousands of dollars worth of good food and an ugly truth about waste in America: grocery stores know they are wasting and most refuse to do anything about it.
In the meantime, Seifert and friends no longer spend money on groceries. With nothing more than a big appetite and a strong stomach, they “dive” for Pacific Salmon, American Ground Beef, New Zealand Lamb Chops, Free-Range Whole Chickens, Pork Loins,
and loads of fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread. Totally edible, totally free, and totally illegal.
Why aren’t grocery stores giving the food to people who need it? Seifert takes this question to corporate front offices in an attempt to find out. The result is equal parts entertainment, guerrilla journalism, and call to action.
The power of the film lies in its ability to motivate: it will move you to question the manager at your supermarket; it will move you to learn about food waste and the role it plays in your community. In the end, you might even find yourself in a dumpster.
Reports of a new animal lab in the middle of London.
Submedia's controversial film on stealing from work. Many of us do it, but can it be justified? This film argues that as the company is exploiting you.......
It’s been 5 years since subMedia released the short “Why I love shoplifting from Big Corporations.” A few months ago the folks who penned the text from which the film was inspired, asked us to create a video for their newest campaign: “Steal Something from Work Day“
We graciously accepted and with the help from Iconoclast Media, we rocked out this little promo. Now don’t get caught watching this at work!
QuestionCopyright - Our free culture anthem gets a fabulous arrangement by Nik Phelps. Vocals by Connie Champagne. Animation and song by Nina Paley.
Laure Prouvost's brilliant exhibit in Flat Time House, London, starring George Michael. Until April 25th 2010. Review by Richard Hering.
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The editor of the Bin Laden tape tells BBC news how he made it Distributed by Tubemogul.
Haaa... haaa.... ha, insane cackle from the visionontv crew, look out for updates coming soon. Distributed by Tubemogul.
What do you think? We are at the start of the "Big Shift" away from the 20th century defined by hyper-consumption towards the 21st century, an age of Collaborative Consumption.
But just how LARGE and FAR-REACHING is this groundswell?