Paris strikes me as both a city that is built on a pedestrian scale and one that cars that can still navigate around in due to the Napoleonesqe wide streets and boulevards (needed to mark an army down). Â That being said, those skyscrapers just randomly placed throughout the city is not a good look for any city.
A fun video on exploring Vermont on skateboards
Also by Dustin Cohen (the director of The Shoemaker) has done The Watchmaker about Brooklyn Watches. Â Another story about life in Brooklyn.
I love videos like this. Â via
A video by the Calgary Homeless Foundation about the progress being made at year 4 of their 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. Â Great stuff.
Excellent video explaining Housing First by the fine folks at the Calgary Homeless Foundation. Â Framing Housing First presents a 360 degree look at the concept through voices of people in the community, those working front lines, agency, corporate and government , volunteers and those who are now living in community
This royal court of kings, this blood-stained ground,
This city cauldron, this throne of Mars,
This street sanctuary, and combat zone,
A fortress, inside a citadel, raised to stand,
Against adversaries, jesters, pretenders,
Against true players and those who merely come, to play.
This fighting pack, this world all its own,
This game of hours, dark nights, threatening dawns,
Which serves as refuge, home and shelter,
Or as a rampart defensive to the squall.
Against the tyranny of outcasts and outsiders –
This square of dirt.
Give me my robe, put on my crown,
I have eternal longings to be king.
This was a lot of fun to watch. Â You can follow Stu Larkin on Twitter and find out more about the company here.
In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson. Then he disappeared. Â Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. KevinÊ¼s body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.
A wonderful time lapse of Lose Angeles. Â It made me remember how much I miss L.A. and how much I would love to live there some day.
LUNAFEST is coming to Saskatoon
Join a Saskatoon celebration of International Women’s Day at a Women’s Film Festival!
The Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Foundation and the Edwards School of Business are pleased to present a screening of LUNAFEST, followed by a panel discussion at the Broadway Theatre the evening of Wednesday March 6th, 2013.
LUNAFEST connects women, their stories, and their causes through film. The program of nine short films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings, and motivate you to make a difference in your community.
Come out, pick up your free popcorn, drink, and a Lunabar and watch nine short films produced by and for women. Incredibly diverse in style and content, the films are united by a common thread of storytelling. A short description of each is as follows:
- Blank Canvas by Sarah Berkovich â€“ Going through chemotherapy, a woman turns her baldness into a blank canvas for self-expression
- Flawed by Andrea Dorfman â€“ An animated tale about accepting yourself, flaws and all.
- Lunch Date by Sasha Collington â€“ Getting dumped hurts, especially for a woman whose boyfriends sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news.
- The Bathhouse by Jisoo Kim â€“ Escaping the streets of the modern city, a group of women are transformed by a bathhouse paradise.
- When I Grow Up by Sharon Arteaga â€“ A mother and daughter sell tacos and dream of a better life.
- Chalk by Martina Amati â€“ A gymnast selected for an elite training camp makes new discoveries about bodies, boys and friendship.
- Georgena Terry by Amanda Zackem â€“ How the founder of Terry Bicycles revolutionized cycling with bike frames designed for womenâ€™s bodies.
- Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works by Rebecca Dreyfus â€“ A rare and soulful portrait of the ironically camera-shy Sylvia Plachy, a renowned contemporary photographer.
- Whakatiki â€“ A Spirit Rising by Louise Leitch â€“ A day at the river awakens the spirit of a women held captive by years of broken promises.
Betty-Ann Heggie (moderator)
TBA (watch for announcements)
Admission is $10. All proceeds will be directed to tuition fees for Proteges from the non-profit sector to attend the Betty-Ann Heggie Womentorship Program at the Edwards School of Business, with a donation also being made to LUNAFEST (The Breast Cancer Fund). Seating is limited!
- Doors open at 6:00pm
- Seating at 6:50pm
- Screening starts at 7:00pm
- Panelist discussion at 8:30pm