19th July 2019 Newsletter
Land of Steel: Interview with Director Chris Thomas
Land of Steel from the beginning was a passion project of mine. I’ve always wanted to make a film about Port Talbot. As a young boy living in Llantwit Major (South Wales), I traveled through Port Talbot to visit family in West Wales. I was always fascinated with the landscape and the lights at night. For me, it was just about finding the right story within the town. As an outsider, it was important to make a film for the people of Port Talbot and to get across that the steelworks is an ... Watch here.
Mothers Day: Interview with Director Elizabeth Lo
I was interested in using public transportation as a way to physicalise and visualise social inequities. It was always something I noticed when I was living in New York traveling along subway lines, and when I moved to California, I was interested in finding parallels - which lead me to discover the work of the Center for Restorative Justice Works and the annual bus trips that they organised for children to visit their parents in prison. While many are aware of the staggering problems resulting ... Watch here.
Interview with Photographer: Michelle Siu
"The work that mid-wives - Comadronas - are doing in the country is part of the solution but Guatemala is a country still healing from a brutal civil war one in which the government has been condemned for its role in genocide against indigenous Mayans. I believe the effects of this war, the great gender disparity that continues to exist and extreme lack of maternal care is in many ways tethered to that civil war against indigenous populations. Guatemala has one of the highest maternal mortality ... See here.
BIGNATTYDADDY - Interview with Director John Merizalde
American teenager Bignattydaddy gained online notoriety from his use open use of anabolic steroids on his social media channels, a controlled substance which are illegal without a prescription in the USA. Watch here.
A Taco Told In Texas: Interview with Director David
A Taco Told In Texas isn't really about a taco. It's about a guy with an eighth grade education who became a millionaire. And then he lost it all. And then he became a millionaire again. Watch here.
Interview with Yamdu Co-Founder Florian Reimann
The Happiest Guy in the World
What kind of person takes a cruise not for a week or a month — but for the rest of his life? Watch here.
Honest in Thought and Deed: Interview with
It's mad to think how easily people believe the 'good guy bad guy, cops and robbers' mentality of the state. Unfortunately as a result, it can literally enable people to get away with murder. Watch here.
The Agave Gun
A master craftsman uses unexpected materials to create the project of a lifetime. Watch here.
Meet Jake Schellenschlager, arguably the strongest 14-year-old on the planet. Watch here.
One Mans Trash
A Brooklyn man has a strange hobby of creating life size robots out of trash. Watch here.