Editor's Picks 29 April 2013

Collection with 9 media items created by Editor's Picks

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Shadows
Mopti, Mali
By bindra
27 Nov 2012

A young boy herds sheep in Segou, in front of a house where a family of displaced have come to flee the north. More than 265,000 travelled to refugee camps in Mauritania, Niger and Burkina Faso while 185,800 more have been internally displaced.

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Stateless Part 2
Kampala, Geneva, London, Chicago
By DocuProf
03 Jan 2013

Since the 1994 Genocide, Rwandan refugees from that conflict- and from subsequent events- have created a population of over 150,000 (some say 250,00) living around the world.
In June of 2013, most of these refugees will lose their refugee status and be forced back to Rwanda by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commission for Refugees) and host countries.
The refugees fear repatriation to a country they see as oppressive, dictatorial and discriminatory.

This film explores why it is NOT a proper time to invoke this return by the UN and host countries.

It has interviews with major figures in refugee studies, Paul Rusesabagina (The REAL "Hotel Rwanda" person), Theogene Rudesingwa (former Ambassador to the US from Rwanda) who has been exiled as well as UN officials, Human Rights activists and refugees themselves.
Much of the film was actually shot by the refugees.
46 min long for a broadcast hour

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A Swiss Tattoo Artist in Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal
By Rajneesh Bhandari
28 Apr 2013

A Swiss tattoo artist explains why tattoo is important for him in the 3rd International Tattoo Convention held in Kathmandu.

The convention that was held from April 26 to 28 showcased 70 national and international tattoo artists.

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Kurdish Women Fighters in Syria (3 of...
Ras Al Ain, Syria
By audeosnowycz
07 Dec 2012

Young Kurds in their twenties who have joined the YPG (Kurdish Armed Forces). They control one of the many checkpoints on the road between Qamishlo and Derik.

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A Four Day Walk
Quezon City, Philippines
By Sherbien Dacalanio
27 Apr 2013

On April 24, 2013 to April 27, 2013, around 200 farmers of Hacienta Luisita march for four days and travelled by walking almost 98 kilometers (from Hacienda Luisita, Tarlac to the residency of President Benigno S. Aquino III in Times St. in Quezon City to Malacanang Palace in Manila) to seek the attention of the president’s family to distribute the 4,335 hectares of land to the farmers and release the 1.33 billion pesos to them.

The farmers caravan was dubbed as “Lakbayan para sa Libreng Pamamahagi ng Lupa sa Hacienda Luisita” (A voyage for the free distribution of Hacienda Luisita lands), is led by the Alyansa ng mga Manggagawang Bukid sa Asyenda Luisita (Ambala) and the United Luisita Workers Union (ULWU) to commemorate the one year decision of Supreme Court to distribute Hacienda Luisita.
According to ULWU chairman Lito Bais, “It’s been a year since the Supreme Court decided with finality the distribution of Hacienda Luisita to farm workers, but all we witnessed are pro-landlord maneuvers by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Aquino’s relatives to strengthen their control over the lands.”

When the farmers almost reach the residency of the president in Times St., police barricade forbid them to enter the premises. Farmworkers had noise barrage, small sharing about their angst and lie on the pedestrian lane to show their utmost protest.

Hacienda Luisita is a sugar cane plantation and formerly owned by Pres. Aquino’s maternal side – the Cojuangcos.

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"I Don't Pay Movement", Greek Austeri...
Athens,Greece
By giorgos33
02 Apr 2013

A demonstrator with the " I Don't Pay" movement flag.

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If You Eat Garlic, You Will Get Full
Heraat, Afghanistan
By sarakeawal
11 Jan 2012

This film features the miserable life of a group of children in the western city of the Heraat province of Afghanistan by showing their work on the streets of the city.

More importantly, it shows the ill behavior of the residents of the city toward these kids. The film shows how they are treated as outcasts in the society, with people not allowing them in the sports fields, shops, and so on.

The film is ten minutes long.

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Dérives
Montreal, Canada
By SpiralDragon
31 Oct 2012

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Réalisé de façon indépendante sans aucune contribution financière, le film Dérives est le résultat de plus de trente heures d'entretiens réalisés avec des citoyennes et des citoyens témoins et victimes d'abus policiers.

Le film est partagé gratuitement depuis le 13 février dernier sur Internet à partir du site web du collectif (www.99media.org), avec l'objectif de nourrir le débat public sur la question de l'exercice de la répression et ses conséquences sociales. Une répression qui fut banalisée - voire encouragée - à la fois par les sphères politiques et médiatiques québécoises.

En un mois, le total des visionnements pour Dérives a atteint la somme de 50 000. Le film a également été diffusé plusieurs fois devant public et sera projeté le samedi 16 mars 2013 dans le cadre du festival Hors Cadre. Il s’agit d’un succès qui dépasse toute espérance pour un film qui n'a fait l'objet d'aucune mention par les médias traditionnels et qui prouve que les créateurs des médias émergents pourront désormais s'affranchir de la nécessité d'une attention médiatique.

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Produced independently without any financial aid, Dérives is the result of more than thirty hours of interview with citizen witnesses, and victims, of police brutality.

The film has been available online for free since February 13th on the collective's website (www.99media.org), with the goal of contributing to the public debate on the issue of repression and its social consequences... repression that has been banalised, even encouraged, by Quebec's political and media spheres.

A month after its release, Dérives has been seen more than 50 000 times. The film has also been screened publicly a number of times and will be featured on Saturday, March 16th 2013 at the Hors Cadre festival. This is an unprecedented success for a Quebec documentary without any traditional media mention, proving the emerging media scene can now overcome the need of mainstream media attention.

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Beitar Jerusalem - a Club at War with...
Jerusalem, Israel
By Mat Heywood
12 Feb 2013

January 30 2013 Beitar Jerusalem, a top football club in the Israeli Premier League announced their two new signings, Chechen Muslim’s Zaur Sadayev and Gabriel Kadiev. The signings come as a shock to the clubs fans renowned for their vehement anti-Arab and anti-Muslim stance.
The club fan base known as “La Familia” shout slogans such as “Death to Muhammed” and “death to all Arabs”. On the 19th March 2012 a youtube video surfaced showing Beitar fans attacking two veiled Muslim women and their male companion, Arab janitors held back the fans and a fight ensued at the shopping mall until the police arrived. The fans actions reached such a critical point that even Likud MP, Reuben Rivlin, reprimanded the fans for their blatant racism.