Roma – A Short Film

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Roma – A Short Film

Post Friday 21st November 2014

Roma is an extremely important short film to see. It brings to our awareness the consciousness of a people forgotten. There are so many in existence who barely make it through. The Roma aka Gypsies, shunned people, who live in a vortex of impossibility to find their dreams and a place to live that is not disturbingly minimal under any condition anyone would state is horrible.

Raise you awareness and watch this film. It will open eyes where we can see the unfortunate situation and poverty the Roma live under and the red tape of the government make it impossible to get any help. They live on collecting plastics and can to cash in. They may get $3 to $5 dollars at a time. This they use to buy bread and some food.

It is a shame people have to live in such squalor and so many do across the world.

Roma [the forgotten ones]

Roma is a documentary that brings to light a community that has been somewhat forgotten.
Delighted to have been featured as Doc X on Dazed Digital –
Directed by Sam Davis
Produced by Alex Lloyd
Director of Photography Chris Seager
Sound Recordist and dubbing mixer Matthew Alston
Original music by Ben Brannan
Edited by Joe Walton

Colourist Susumu Asano

“Inspiration” by Enrique Pacheco

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A Short Film

by Enrique Pacheco

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Thursday 20th November 2014
He is the creator of the short film I posted yesterday on ‘the secret keeper.’ In this short film, he talks about what he does in order to capture the images we are able to see as his audience. In this video he includes amazing visions to show as examples of his work.

“Inspiration” by Enrique Pacheco

Directed by / Enrique Pacheco:
Music by / The American Dollar:
Cinematography / Macgregor:
Edited by / Jota Aronak:
Sound by / Ross Curry:
Thanks to : Barbro Rakos, Basti Jean, Quique Arias, J.F Calero.

Time-lapse shot with Sony a99 and Zeiss glass
Video shot with Sony F35 and Nikon glass.

Enrique Pacheco is a cinematographer specialized in travel. He is world renowned for his timelapse technique. His videos capture and embody the beauty of remote and hidden places as well as urban landscapes. This time Enrique shows us his more personal side, putting himself in front of the camera. Explaining the roots of his work and what motivates him to carry on moving forward.

“Shaped By Time”

amazing visions
“Shaped By Time”
A Short Film
By Enrique Pacheco

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Wednesday 19th November 2014

“Shaped by Time” is a time-lapse film that explores the power of nature through the erosion of the different landscapes shown on the film. It is an exceptional visual presentation. It seems quite heavenly & awe-inspiring, so much so, it takes my breath away, and I do believe it will have similar effects to anyone viewing this magical imagery. The majesty of time over the dimensions of its wearing down the solid matter of Earth and on into the Firmament.  ps. the Thursday Post following this one is created by the same artist. He tells the story of his art & shows magnificent samples of many visual amazements of Earth through his timelapse method of photography. <3 jkm

“Shaped By Time” Enrique Pacheco

“Shaped by Time” During thousands of years, the wind, the eruptions, the rain, the frost and the water of the rivers, have shaped these wonderful landscapes, going beyond the natural and becoming art work of monumental proportions.

For licensing this footage please contact the media department:
Music by Péter Nanasi:

Editor’s Corner: 101.2

Scribe smallElements of Style: A Guide to Wowing on the Literary Runway

Let us now praise little books.

Well, one particular little book.

I don’t know when I got my first copy of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. The fluid fiction of memory tells me it was in my distant tweeny past, around the time I decided to be a writer. That original volume, spine-cracked and finger-stained, has been swallowed by the years, replaced and swallowed again. And, no matter how many pages I’ve written myself or edited for others, time after time, I still take EofS’s current, dog-eared incarnation from the shelf and go back to basics.

For, like all art, writing begins as a craft and any craft takes time and work to learn well. Before we graduate to the swish-and-swirl aspects of literary style, to voice and hue, meter and pitch, we need to know our ABCs. Professor William Strunk Jr. was a master at teaching them, first to his charges at Cornell, and then – thanks to a savvy editor at Macmillan and former student E.B.White – to the rest of us.

With economic prose and extensive examples, Strunk lays out simple rules of usage, composition, and, yes, style. These are the elements we should all know inside and out; the foundation upon which we can build our literary/editorial bona fides. Granted, no rules or grammar books – even the best – are a substitute for original storytelling and compelling voice (we’ll get to that in future weeks), and inspiration, I’m afraid, is in the hands of the gods. Elements of Style will not make you a great writer. But it can make you a competent writer, a clean writer, someone who knows how to structure a sentence, to have subjects and objects harmonize, tenses agree, and pronouns cooperate with their antecedents. Someone who can recognize the difference between passive and active voice and knows that using ten-dollar words when fifty-cent ones will do just makes you sound pretentious as hell and pisses people off.

In short, studying EofS is homework for our craft. Do it well, and become a precise writer who can juggle words, sentences, whole paragraphs certain that, when they land on the page, they say exactly what you mean. Show the world that you take pride in your work, and, when you split your next infinitive, do it as conscious choice, not simply because you don’t know better.

So, go to your bookshelf – or favorite bookstore – take down that copy of The Elements of Style and dig in. (It is now available in e-book; you can even get a free version from Amazon’s Kindle Classics, sans E.B.’s lovely addendum.) There are far worse classrooms, I assure you.


Next week, going beyond the elements for a closer look at style.

Good writing…

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Anonymous Awakening …. depends on your vantage point!!

Originally posted on It Is What It Is:

~~November 17, 2014~~ 

What is Anonymous?

Anonymous is not a group, it is not a person.
It is an IDEA. Specifically it is the idea that all of us deserve freedom, freedom of thought, of speech, of expression of knowledge and of belief. The freedom to determine the course and destination of our own lives.

If you share this idea then you are one of us.
You have likely heard many things about Anonymous, some of them are true and some of them are not. We are not terrorists and we are not violent. We are citizens of the World who bear witness the tyranny, oppression and censorship.


We are your neighbors, your friends and your relatives. We prepare your food, repair your appliances, write your books, compose your music and create your technology. We are your postal workers, barbers, store clerks and lawyers. We are Atheists and we are…

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OP-ED: “Apathy? Who Cares?”

November 17th 2014


Apathy? Who Cares?

INTRO (D. King) You are now listening to Tha Truth [VIDEO FOLLOWS]

What’s the point of gettin out the ‘hood with sports or rap – going back seeing your friends in jail, dead, or on crack – it’s that constructive criticism I unleash – though they say only god can judge me not no person on the street – saying don’t judge others that you meet when you speak – I speak with love – don’t judge – I critique corrupt governments and police – up to us find peace – up to us rise above – find ideas to try and seek – like homeless people – they don’t really need the food we give ‘em – what the homeless really need is some freaking homes to live in – Carlin had some vision – a plan you can understand the mission to take wastes of land where golf courses is sitting and use it for the homeless so they can have homes arisen – it’s too much apathy – that means people only care if them and their family’s living happily – it’s sad to see – we actually don’t know that we’re one human family it’s profound – we’re all African ’cause Africa’s where the first man was found we have the same background – rewind that back again – all racists are African no matter the color or their faces we’re all one race that’s African – Boyz N the Hood was a movie in the beginning that said like I would – like you could

I see apathy is everywhere who is gonna care (x3)

One day it could be you who needs help from who cares  It’s hypocrites saying they don’t dig hip hop’s rhythms – they don’t listen judging me ’cause of privilege and ageism – able-ism – heterosexism – look up the definition this system pits neighbors in competition – I got a vision of making a difference and sharing what we’re given – it’s something missing living with capitalism – bosses fire as many workers as they can and get rid of ‘em – they’d rather use machines then pay people so they can buy what they need – we believe people shouldn’t be rewarded for having greed – what’s that mean? that means money should never come before meeting human needs – being rich doesn’t impress me – you see it’s nothing special – it’s impressive to help the poor live on a better level – bosses paying minimum wage – acting like we slaves – we say how ’bout we enact them a maximum wage – ’cause in the richest country in the world we got to many poor people – a few people with too much we can’t trust to treat us equal ’cause under Republicans man exploits man – under Democrats it’s the opposite scam rewind that line two times to understand (oh you flipped it!)

They say heroes are crazy just for doing something nice – the crazy ones do nothing it ain’t right – we superheroes in real life – the world’s so evil we got real life superheroes in the night – watch the (Superheroes) documentary – you might join the fight – I wrote this verse in my rhyme quoting Albert Einstein – it was a crime in ’64 when Kitty Genovese died – stabbed to death – bystander effect – when people heard ‘em screaming it was a mess – instead of doing something they did nothing – 38 witnesses on the scene in Queens – in New York she was raped before she died by the thief – outside at 3 – late – she was only 28 10 years later same building Sandra Zahler faced a villain – just like Kitty they heard her screaming – didn’t try to stop the killing – it could be you, your cousin, your sister or your mother – do something – put yourself in the shoes of another no doubt – there’s a hero in you – let it out

People see someone in trouble – often ignoring it like they in a bubble – if you see a person – something bad’s gonna happen – gotta help, gotta help, gotta help help and take action! that’s the reaction we would want if we needed help without asking – can’t bypass a person in trouble and just pass ‘em  - treat others the way you want to be treated with a passion


Apathy? Who Cares? [song available at

On Album “Music for a Better World]


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blue dreams (c) jkm

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“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” ― Jim Morrison

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Thoughts On Writing – Susan Sontag [Series Pt 4]

a writer's word new 14th june 2014Thoughts on Writing

A Multiple Part Series – Part # 4

“Think With Words—Not Ideas”

by Susan Sontag

Post by Jennifer Kiley

Post Sunday 16th November 2014

susan sontag photo for series

The solution to a problem — a story that you are unable to finish — is the problem. It isn’t as if the problem is one thing and the solution something else. The problem, properly understood = the solution. Instead of trying to hide or efface what limits the story, capitalize on that very limitation. State it, rail against it.

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Talking like touching
Writing like punching somebody

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To be a great writer:
know everything about adjectives and punctuation (rhythm)
have moral intelligence — which creates true authority in a writer

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‘Idea’ as method of instant transport away from direct experience, carrying a tiny suitcase.
‘Idea’ as a means of miniaturizing experience, rendering it portable. Someone who regularly has ideas is — by definition — homeless.
Intellectual is a refugee from experience. In Diaspora.
What’s wrong with direct experience? Why would one ever want to flee it, by transforming it — into a brick?

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A Short Note for the end of each part of this 8 part series.

Her often provocative essays and speeches drew criticism. The New York Review of Books called her “one of the most influential critics of her generation.”

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