Mickey Mouse Monopoly (2001)

The Disney Company’s massive success in the 20th century is based on creating an image of innocence, magic and fun. Its animated films in particular are almost universally lauded as wholesome family entertainment, enjoying massive popularity among children and endorsement from parents and teachers.

Mickey Mouse Monopoly takes a close and critical look at the world these films create and the stories they tell about race, gender and class and reaches disturbing conclusions about the values propagated under the guise of innocence and fun. This daring new video insightfully analyzes Disney’s cultural pedagogy, examines its corporate power, and explores its vast influence on our global culture. Including interviews with cultural critics, media scholars, child psychologists, kindergarten teachers, multicultural educators, college students and children, Mickey Mouse Monopoly will provoke audiences to confront comfortable assumptions about an American institution that is virtually synonymous with childhood pleasure.

Vir: http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=112





Confessions of an Undercover Cop (2011)

Bafta-winning film-maker Brian Hill unravels the extraordinary story of Mark Kennedy, the undercover police officer who infiltrated groups of environmentalists to inform on their planned protests. He lived as Mark Stone for seven years, becoming a popular figure in the community, sleeping with women and falling in love with one activist, even as he gathered intelligence. Kennedy paints a picture of two worlds: the mostly well-intentioned world of the activists and the uncaring police he was working for. It’s hard to know which is more shocking: his sexual relationships with “targets” or the scale of resources devoted to thwarting peaceful protest. Either way, it’s an eye-opening film.

Hot Paint (2011)

A short documentary discussing the topic of copyright and sampled based artwork. Featuring interviews from audio/ video remixer Cassetteboy, founder of the website whosampled.com Nadav Poraz, digital artist Paul B. Davis and art journalist Francesca Gavin.


Časovna banka (2011)

Časovna banka je baza, ki beleži in spremlja kroženje in porabo časovne menjave v skupnosti, ki sodeluje na ta način. Menjave potekajo po principu – jaz tebi ti njej, ona meni in tako naprej vse do meja tistih, ki se odločimo za članstvo v banki. Časovna banka omogoča aktivno povezovanje konkretnih ponudb in povpraševanj po storitvah, znanju in spretnostih; je neke vrste »časovna posredovalnica« ali »menjalnica«. Osnova tovrstnega skupnostnega sodelovanja ali menjave je pravilo, da vsa znanja in vse spretnosti vrednoti oziroma ceni enako – ena ura dela je enaka eni uri dela! Opravim delo, ker ga znam in ker me veseli, na podoben način drugi meni opravi delo, ki ga sam ne zmorem, ne znam.

Več na: http://www.zofijini.net/oko_casovna.html

Commanding Heights – The Battle for the World Economy (2002)

In 2002, PBS aired a six-hour documentary based on the book. This documentary was later sold on DVD, and is available for viewing free at PBS’ web site for those with high-speed Internet connections (see external links). The documentary is narrated by David Ogden Stiers.

Thanks to its later date, the documentary film is able to address many of the items Yergin and Stanislaw missed in their original book, including the recession, the collapse of Asian economies, the anti-globalization movement, and the attack on New York City. All told, two of the documentary’s six hours—the entire final third—address things that happened since the original book was published. They also include free market solutions to international poverty that was not included in the book – they interview economist Hernando de Soto, whose book on the subject was not published until after the initial printing of Commanding Heights.

Like the book, the documentary attracted more support and criticism. One example is the anti-globalization movement, which argued they were portrayed unfairly. In the documentary, James Wolfensohn, then President of the World Bank, is interviewed and says that such protesters are attacking people “who are devoting their lives to addressing the very questions that these people claim to be addressing.” The documentary includes a scene of Wolfensohn getting hit in the face with a pie by a protester.

Unlike the book, the PBS documentary is far more wary of the possible end of the current era of globalization. For example, they include a parallel between radio stocks of the 1920s and dot com stocks of the 1990s – both were industries built on new technology which had little capital, but which fell prey to a market bubble. Likewise, the documentary draws an unsettling parallel between the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the terrorist assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in 1914.

The documentary is also accused of further oversimplfying the so-called “Battle of Ideas” between Keynes and Hayek. For example, in the DVD version, Keynes is named together with Karl Marx and Lenin as supporters of controlled economies. However Keynes saw himself as a liberal, in both the party political and economic senses of the term.

Vir: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commanding_Heights

Commanding Heights – The Battle for the World Economy – EP1


Commanding Heights – The Battle for the World Economy – EP2


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