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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jewish Activists try to sail to Gaza

The New York Times reported that Jewish peace activists tried to sail to Gaza but were stopped by the Israeli army, among them a well-known Israeli passenger, Rami Elhanan, whose daughter was killed by a Palestinian suicide bomber. Coincidentally the family's story is told in the Icarus documentary- THE BOMBING.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Sexual Violence as a Weapon in Congo

The New York Times reports that UN officials cited that approximately 500 women were raped in eastern Congo in July and August, demonstrating that both rebel militias and government troops used sexual violence as a weapon.

We are releasing 2 titles this Fall dealing with the current situation in Congo, CONGO IN FOUR ACTS, which is composed of 4 short films including one specifically about violence against women, and STATE OF MIND: HEALING TRAUMA about Albert Pesso, an American psychotherapist who brings his method to Congo to help war victims, including a woman who was held hostage and sexually abused for two years.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Oil Platform Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

As another oil related issue hits the Gulf of Mexico, we are once again made aware of the dangers and consequences of this industry on the environment.

Our new acquisition, PETROPOLIS, through aerial perspectives of the Alberta Tar Sands offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project. Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate.

This title will be available as part of our new Fall slate.

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