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Cornelius Castoriadis interviewed

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Untitled Video on Lynne Stewart and Her Conviction, The Law, and Poetry (2006) // by Paul Chan

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.4433985&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FChan_Paul_Lynne_Stewart_2006.flv] On February 10, 2005, Lynne Stewart was convicted of providing material support for a terrorist conspiracy. She is the first lawyer to be convicted of aiding terrorism in the United States. Stewart faces thirty years of prison and will be sentenced in September 2006. Untitled… is a video portrait of Stewart. The video focuses on [...]
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Peter Kirby // John Baldessari: Some Stories (1990)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3975448&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FKirby_Peter_John+Baldessari_1990.flv] Directed and Edited by Peter Kirby Director of Photography: Harry Dawson Produced by Media Art Services length 28:14 Presented without commentary, this film reveals the thinking behind his work and provides clues to the understanding of the artist’s paintings, photographic work and books. What emerges is a portrait of a thoughtful, quietly rebellious artist who has influenced a [...]
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Carolee Schneeman // Snows (1967)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3895416&w=600&h=400&fv=file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fubu.artmob.ca%2Fvideo%2Fflash%2FSchneemann-Carolee_Snows_1967.flv] “… [Snows] was build out of my anger, outrage, fury and sorrow for the Vietnamese. The performance contained five films whose related content triggered juxtaposition of a winter environment and Vietnam atrocity images.”
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S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine

In his masterpiece, S21: the Khmer Rouge Killing Machine (2003), Cannes prize winner Rithy Panh brings together former torturers and survivors of the Tuol Sleng prison in Phnom Penh (code named S21). S21is a tour of the site by those who remember it as a working machine in which 17,000 people were killed. Through meticulously [...]
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Sound in Context (Full Film)

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.3835047&w=600&h=400&fv=clip_id%3D6033559%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A2073629%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] Sound in Context is a short documentary exploring the unique practice of sound within the visual arts world. Through conversations with a number of key art institutions/galleries, artists and curators working with sound in the UK, Sound in Context allows practitioners to discuss some of the issues of presenting and exhibiting sound in the [...]
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The Revolution Will Not be Televised

A mighty interesting documentary about the fall and rise, again, of Hugo Chavez. The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is a 2002 documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. A television crew from Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ happened to be recording a documentary [...]
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The Trap 1 – F**k You Buddy

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Elusive Peace: Israel and the Arabs

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsl5sQ2NYRA] A three part documentary series that examines the last six years (up to 2005) of the Arab-Israeli peace process from the point of view of presidents and prime ministers, their generals and ministers and those behind the suicide bombs and assassinations. The series reveals what happened behind closed doors as the peace process failed and [...]
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Jeu d'échecs avec Marcel Duchamp (1963)

This film records an in-depth interview with Duchamp which took place five years before his death, at the time of his first ever one-man show (at the Pasadena Art Museum). It records for posterity Duchamp talking about his life, his ideas on art, why he chose to continue living in America after fleeing France in [...]
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American Casino

Watch the trailer here. Full feature coming soon. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VdqiUzKW-c&hl=en&fs=1&]
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The Death of Yugoslavia

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dzs98u0m38g&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]
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Capitalism: A Love Story

Watch the trailer of Michael Moore’s new documentary: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhydyxRjujU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]
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The Man Who Changed the World

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story. Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – Liebe dein Symptom wie Dich selbst!

A documentary made in 1996 about the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUwsHReqci4&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]
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"What's the Matter With Kansas?"

Movie trailer [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtD8S5SnViQ&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0]
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The Man Who Changed the World

Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story. Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject [...]
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The Death of Yugoslavia

…is a BBC documentary series first broadcast in 1995, and, also the name of a book written by Allan Little and Laura Silber that accompanies the series. It covers the collapse of the former Yugoslavia. It is notable in its combination of never-before-seen archive footage interspersed with interviews of most of the main players in [...]
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