During the early 1990’s Bogotá was the capital city of Colombia and by far the “worst city in the world”. Doomed by corruption, chaos, poverty and violence, Bogotá was at urban decay.  At the midst of collapse two creative politicians with radically new methods changed the city at a speed never imagined. This is the beautiful story of Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa two mayors who created citizenship, culture and democracy in a rotted city.

Critic Brian Sewell had a “mutually confessional” sexual friendship with surrealist master Salvador Dali, which flowered over four summers at Dalí’s home in Spain. Sewell makes the case that Dalí was a painter of technical brilliance whose talent reached its high point in the 1930s, but declined into vulgarity when he moved to the US and embraced the cult of celebrity.

This biography turned out to be the Media Studies exercise to end them all. The narrator Barbara Flynn explained that there are no moving images of George Orwell nor surviving recordings of his voice. Given that we have wax cylinders of Tennyson croaking his way through The Charge of the Light Brigade, this is disappointing.”

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Spanish Civil War

06/03/2010

Introduction to the Spanish Civil War


2003 documentary about the BBC Radiophonic Workshop

André Kertész

10/02/2010

“The camera is my tool. Through it I give a reason to everything around me.” (André Kertész)

artwork

The Russian Revolution of 1917 was probably the most important event in history — and the most slandered.

When asked what a photographer’s life is about, the subject of this film replies that it is ‘a life looking through a lens’. She should know: Annie Leibovitz has been looking at all kinds of life through her lens for the last 30 years.