Monday, October 30, 2006

Reporter and documentary filmmaker assassinated

Independent journalist Brad Will was shot and killed on Friday in Oaxaca, along with striking school teacher Emilio Alfonso Fabian and Oaxaca resident Esteban Zurrita, while covering the grassroots popular movement there. The Mexican government is reacting not by cracking down on the violent paramilitaries who have been launching regular attacks on the people of Oaxaca, but by sending federal police to put down the popular uprising.

related links:
Brad Will, New York Documentary Filmmaker and Indymedia Reporter, Assassinated by Pro-Government Gunshot in Oaxaca While Reporting the Story >>

NYC Indymedia Journalist Brad Will Shot Dead by Government Forces in Oaxaca

The Hardest Story to Write >>

Last Communique from NYC Indymedia Journalist Brad Will >>

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The House In The Middle

Mannaka No Ie (The House In The Middle)
by André Werner, 7 min 50s, 2006

"The crying swallow flies at dawn"
Pure japanese poetry, entirely filmed in the deserts of Nevada.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Danièle Huillet dies

Danièle Huillet, one of the most uncompromising filmmakers of our time, member of the New German Cinema and long-term companion of Jean-Marie Straub, has passed away on October 9th.

"Danièle Huillet, 70, Creator of Challenging Films, Dies" >>
For some nice pictures and notes on Huillet >>

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Just in case anyone may care

This summer has been a bit chaotic around here.
I was not only quite busy but also dizzy.
Will be back blogging soon - hopefully!