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Indians with Cameras

The retrospective this month of the Video in the Villages project at the National Museum of the American Indian was an extraordinary demonstration of the power of grassroots storytelling. The project, founded by Brazilian activist Vincent Carelli and Corr�a, has shared the realities of lowlands Amazonian cultures for more than two decades. Read more...

Spanish-language news: Doing well, doing good

Can commercial platforms provide media for public knowledge and action? Take a look, says journalist Joe Mathews, currently a New America Foundation fellow, at Latino broadcast news. He’s been comparing news offered by Univision and Telemundo in California with network affiliates, and Spanish speaking viewers are winning. They get longer, more deeply reported issues on important local issues than ABC, NBC and CBS stations’ local news offers. Read more...

Indians with Cameras

The retrospective this month of the Video in the Villages project at the National Museum of the American Indian was an extraordinary demonstration of the power of grassroots storytelling. The project, founded by Brazilian activist Vincent Carelli and Corr̻a, has shared the realities of lowlands Amazonian cultures for more than two decades. Read more...

Sacred Game, a Latino Thriller, the Journal

As a director, my main goal is to be a storyteller by way of visuals, dialogue and cinematic form. I am a strong believer in teamwork and the art of collaboration. When a director is surrounded by strong, creative and passionate artists and crafters who bring their unique gifts and talents to a project, the director’s vision is not only accomplished, but the entire process and outcome is enhanced. Every aspect is taken to a higher level. Such was the experience with SACRED GAME. Read more...

YouTomb draws attention to YouTube copyright takedowns

In an effort to explore the nature of Fair Use violations on the web, MIT Free Culture, a student organization at MIT, has created YouTomb, a website the regularly scans YouTube and posts information (but not the videos themselves) about clips that are taken down due to "copyright infringement." MIT Free Culture claims that the website was created to "shed light on YouTube's practices, to educate the general public on the relevant copyright issues, and to provide helpful resources to users who have had their videos wrongfully taken down Read more...