‘A Camera in Hand and an Idea in Mind’ Revisited
Written by Carlos A. Gutiérrez “A camera in hand and an idea in mind,” the cri de coeur of the Cinema Novo movement, is as relevant now in the United States as it first was in Brazil in the late sixties. The month since Election...
500 YEARS to premiere at Sundance Film Festival
The world premiere of third film in the Guatemalan resistance trilogy, 500 YEARS, set to release on Sundance stage this coming January. 500 YEARS, the much anticipated third film from Director Pamela Yates, continues the epic saga of indigenous resistance in Guatemala that began with...
We’ve Seen This Before
There’s a scene from our film “The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court” where Luis Moreno Ocampo, the ICC Prosecutor at the time, is giving his bi-annual report to the UN Security Council. Referring to the genocide in Darfur, he’s trying to convince...
Skylight and the New Poor People’s Campaign
Our society is ripe for change. The brief Occupy movement showed us the first glimmerings of widespread discontent, and the Sanders and Trump campaigns have demonstrated that many Americans have become disillusioned with the status quo. But, in what direction will we go; more violence,...
BK@24FPS Presents: Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution
Marcia Smith and Stanley Nelson of Firelight Media are joined by Dante Barry of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice in a discussion about the film Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution, about story telling and structural racism. The conversation is moderated by Yvette Alberdhink Thim (ED of WITNESS)
Skylight Jumps into the Colombian Peace Fray with SolidariLabs
After five years of negotiations to achieve a peace accord that would end the 55-year armed conflict between the FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) and the Colombian government, the agreement was rejected by a slim margin (53,894 votes of a turnout of 13 million...