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Skateboarding in Vermont

A fun video on exploring Vermont on skateboards

The Watchmaker

Also by Dustin Cohen (the director of The Shoemaker) has done The Watchmaker about Brooklyn Watches.  Another story about life in Brooklyn.

The Shoemaker

 

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This is what progress looks like

A video by the Calgary Homeless Foundation about the progress being made at year 4 of their 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.  Great stuff.

Framing Housing First

Excellent video explaining Housing First by the fine folks at the Calgary Homeless Foundation.  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 is my court

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 arena.
This battleground.
This square of dirt.
Give me my robe, put on my crown,
I have eternal longings to be king.

The Bronzer

This was a lot of fun to watch.   You can follow Stu Larkin on Twitter and find out more about the company here.

The Real Cost of Homelessness

Cost of homelessness infographic

I Beat Mike Tyson

In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson. Then he disappeared.  Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.

Revelation: A visual poem

Time LAX

A wonderful time lapse of Lose Angeles.  It made me remember how much I miss L.A. and how much I would love to live there some day.

LUNAFEST in Saskatoon

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 – Going through chemotherapy, a woman turns her baldness into a blank canvas for self-expression
  • Flawed by Andrea Dorfman – An animated tale about accepting yourself, flaws and all.
  • Lunch Date by Sasha Collington – Getting dumped hurts, especially for a woman whose boyfriends sends his fourteen-year-old brother to break the news.
  • The Bathhouse by Jisoo Kim – Escaping the streets of the modern city, a group of women are transformed by a bathhouse paradise.
  • When I Grow Up by Sharon Arteaga – A mother and daughter sell tacos and dream of a better life.
  • Chalk by Martina Amati – A gymnast selected for an elite training camp makes new discoveries about bodies, boys and friendship.
  • Georgena Terry by Amanda Zackem – How the founder of Terry Bicycles revolutionized cycling with bike frames designed for women’s bodies.
  • Self-Portrait with Cows Going Home and Other Works by Rebecca Dreyfus – A rare and soulful portrait of the ironically camera-shy Sylvia Plachy, a renowned contemporary photographer.
  • Whakatiki – A Spirit Rising by Louise Leitch – A day at the river awakens the spirit of a women held captive by years of broken promises.

Panel:
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

Remains of a River: source to sea down the Colorado

From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled from Wyoming’s Wind River Mountains to Mexico following the Colorado River system from its farthest inland source to the sea, filming and narrating on the fly. The resulting film, Remains of a River, is an unforgettable story of friendship, adventure and environmental degradation.

The Scott Expedition

In the last 100 years, twelve people have stood on the moon, more than 500 have been into space, and more than five thousand have climbed Everest. Yet the journey Captain Scott and his team died trying to complete a century ago remains unrealised. No one has ever walked from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back again.

In 2013, Ben Saunders and his team mates Alastair Humphreys and Martin Hartley take on arguably the most ambitious polar expedition in the last century: the four-month Scott Expedition – the first return journey to the South Pole on foot, and at 1,800 miles, the longest unsupported polar journey in history.

Here is a video of one of their training trips to Greenland.

What life is like on the streets

A look at Manchester’s homeless.  Fabulous video.