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The Kingdom of Survival

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THE KINGDOM OF SURVIVAL explores modern skepticism in America, challenges the status quo and uncovers provocative links between survivalist philosophy, ecumenical spirituality, radical political theory, and outlaw culture. The audience is invited into a thoughtful conversation with the likes of Prof. Noam ChomskyDr. Mark Mirabello, Ramsey Kanaan, and the riveting final interview with beloved author, Joe Bageant. These unique thought leaders cast a rare shadow of doubt over our most blindly accepted American traditions. By remaining observantly agnostic to the subjects, the film is able to honestly investigate the physical and psychological practices of diverse individuals in a conflict-ridden and confused post-modern world. In a time of brainwashing corporate and political propaganda, The Kingdom of Survival reunites us with the life-changing spirit of the outlaw highway. 

by M.A. Littler

An interview with Joe Bageant, author of “Deer Hunting with Jesus” and “Rainbow Pie”

Slowboat Films 

Screenings

10/09    RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL, London
10/13    BABYLON MITTE, Berlin
10/14 – 10/19 SPUTNIK, Berlin
10/15    MOUSONTURM, Frankfurt
10/18 – 10/19 CASABLANCA, Dresden
10/20 – 10/23 MAL SEH’N KINO, Frankfurt
10/20 – 10/26 FILMHAUS, Saarbrücken
10/24   CINEMA/GLEIS 22, Münster
10/29 – 10/30 CINÉMATTE, Bern

Festivals

2011 Montreal World Film Festival
2011 Raindance Film Festival London
2011 Rappahannock Independent Film Fest

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When Kerouac Met Kesey by Sterling Lord

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Photo by Joe Mabel

 

When Kerouac Met Kesey

The two counterculture heroes, one representing the Beat ’50s and one the psychedelic ’60s, had a lot less in common than you might expect.

by Sterling Lord

Sterling Lord Literistic

via The American Scholar

Related posts:  Kesey, Kerouac

“Sterling, when we hit Manhattan, the city just rolled over on its back and purred.”

 

 

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Juan Carlos Hernandez

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Juan Carlos Hernandez

Life Photography | Stage and Jazz 

#OccupyWallStreet photos

JC on Twitter | FB

Previous posts featuring JC Hernandez

Exhibition at the New York Photo Festival, Powerhouse Arena #donation #photo #art #fundraising:

Dear folks,I need your help in order to raise 2000 $ for a trip to New York City.I’ ve been informed the 4th of October that i’m exhibited at the New York Photo Festival,Powerhouse Arena. The opening is the 20th of October 2011, 6 PM. It is very close and as you can imagine, I would love to be present. Any financial help, even modest, would be SO welcome.You can make me a donation or order prints to help here.  Photos are printed in Piezography, Fine Art Hahnemühle Photorag or BambooThank you for your attention, help or ideas ! 😉 Juan Carlos

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Babelcast: Critical Intelligence Gap

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The babelcast-mosaic is an algorithmic, computer-generated podcast series created from fragmented and distorted sounds of U.S. and World leaders. Juxtaposed and mixed with dynamic noise textures, the resulting ambient soundscape offers a unique musical perspective on mass media, language, and current events. This enhanced version adds algorithmically selected and manipulated still images. Each edition is built exclusively from sounds and images harvested within a defined period of days.

by Christopher Ariza 

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Critical Gap In In telligence:  

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Marduk, Murdak, Murdoch

Etemenanki (Sumerian: “temple of the foundation of heaven and earth”) was the name of a ziggurat dedicated to Marduk in the city of Babylon. It was famously rebuilt by the 6th century BC Neo-Babylonian dynasty rulers Nabopolassar and Nebuchadnezzar II. According to modern scholars such as Stephen L. Harris, the biblical story of the Tower of Babel was likely influenced by Etemenanki during the Babylonian captivity of the Hebrews.

Nebuchadnezzar wrote that the original tower had been built in antiquity: “A former king built the Temple of the Seven Lights of the Earth, but he did not complete its head. Since a remote time, people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words. Since that time earthquakes and lightning had dispersed its sun-dried clay; the bricks of the casing had split, and the earth of the interior had been scattered in heaps.”

The Greek historian Herodotus (440 BC) later wrote of this ziggurat, which he called the “Temple of Zeus Belus”, giving an account of its vast dimensions.

The already decayed Great Ziggurat of Babylon was finally destroyed by Alexander the Great in an attempt to rebuild it. He managed to move the tiles of the tower to another location, but his death stopped the reconstruction. Since then only the base remains, but it is visible from Google Earth, which places its location at 32.5362583°N 44.4208252°E just south of Baghdad.

 

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Aquadettes

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“As you can imagine, regular practice of synchronized swimming is a great way to maintain health and strength — and a great way to meet active and fun women! We have many members who have had arthritis, joint replacements, and other health challenges — and they stay active with the Aquadettes.” — Leisure World

Margo Bouer is seventy five and has been an Aquadette for over fifteen years. 

A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari 

California is a place.

 

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Get back to the garden

Well I came upon a child of God, he was walking along the road
And I asked him tell where are you going, this he told me:
Well, I’m going down to Yasgur’s farm, going to join in a rock and roll band.
Got to get back to the land, set my soul free.

We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Well, then can I walk beside you? I have come to lose the smog.
And I feel like I’m a cog in something turning.
And maybe it’s the time of year, yes, and maybe it’s the time of man.
And I don’t know who I am but life is for learning.

We are stardust, we are golden, we are billion year old carbon,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong,
And everywhere there was song and celebration.
And I dreamed I saw the bombers jet planes riding shotgun in the sky,
Turning into butterflies above our nation.

We are stardust, we are golden, we are caught in the devil’s bargain,
And we got to get ourselves back to the garden.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu

@discogs

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