Do not miss the documentary disclosure of Gabriel Tzafkas about FILM EDUCATION IN GREECE
A documentary that captures the reality of film education in Greece as well as the sad situation in private and public film schools with names and informations.
in the documentary are interviewed: Theo Angelopoulos, Pantelis Voulgaris, Dinos Katsourides, Cacoyannis, Nikos Koundouros, Manos Zacharias Werner Herzog, Emir Kusturica, Fatih Akin and of course students of kinimatgrafikon schools in the country.
PLAY: Greek Film Archive (Ιερά Odos 48 & Meg.Alexandrou 134-136, Kerameikos METRO - Tel: 2103609695) Thurs-Wed: 18.00 / 20.00 / 22.00
SEE THE DOCUMENTARY BEFORE be censored by BIG BUSINESS INTERESTS and the Greek system of PARA-education
The annual Krampuslauf Graz, the “Krampus and Perchten” parade procession in Graz, Austria, brings out hundreds of seriously scary (but traditional) demons. This footage from Krampuslauf Graz 2010 shows several of these creepy child-devouring mythical creatures roaming the streets of Graz, looking for naughty children.
Kokeshi Dolls originated in North-East Japan as wooden toys for children. They began being produced towards the end of the Edo period (1603~1868) by woodwork artisans, called Kiji-shi, who normally made bowls, trays and other tableware by using a lathe. They began to make small dolls in the winter to sell to visitors who came to bathe in the many hot springs near their villages, which was believed to be a cure for the demands of a strenuous agricultural lifestyle.
Kokeshi dolls are one of those iconic Japanese souvenirs, now considered folk art, bought both by the Japanese and by foreigners. They are considered to be mementos and talismans, protection symbols.
> The Mizuki wood often used to make the kokeshi doll’s head, translates as “water tree”. It is a very moist wood and some Japanese believe that having a kokeshi in their home helps prevent fire.
They come in a variety of designs as well as regional looks.
The Tohoku Region, where the Kokeshi dolls originated is also where this year’s terrible earthquake and tsunami had the most terrible impact.
History of the name
More about the making of Kokeshi dolls
Collections of vintage Kokeshi dolls and on Collectors Weekly
Vintage Kokeshi doll on Etsy
At the Kokeshi Museum (video)
2011 marks the 15th birthday of Tummy Touch Records (Discogs) and 10th birthday of Bastard Jazz Recordings(Discogs). To celebrate, the two record labels labels teamed up and are giving away a 10 track remix album, crossing artists from each label, resulting in a happy blend of diverse house music.
An hour-long special made by Banksy charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics.
Contributors include Michael Fagan talking about breaking into the Queen’s bedroom: ‘I looked into her eyes, they were dark’; and Noel Godin, who pioneered attacking celebrities with custard pies: ‘Instead of a bullet I give them a cake’.
Explaining his reasoning behind the show, Banksy said: ‘Basically I just thought it was a good name for a TV programme and I’ve been working back from there’.
Narrated by Kathy Burke and produced by Jamie D’cruz, The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
It includes a world exclusive first interview with the man responsible for putting the turf Mohican on Winston Churchill’s head.
These are not just pictures, they are archives: Keith Baugh published “Early subway graffiti 1973-1975”, a book containing hundreds of pictures of the New York subway in the early 1970s.