The first episode of a new docu-series from director Ondi Timoner about an upstart town being built in the middle of the Panamanian jungle.
By Colin Rich (text and video)
‘City Lights’ is the final chapter from my “Trilogy of Light” series that began a couple years ago with ‘LA Light’ and then followed up with ‘Nightfall.’ It was an nightly adventure that took me to almost every angle of Los Angeles. It was an exercise in patience. A lesson in light. An understanding of what it is to live amongst each other and to understand the system and order of a city, the seemingly complex organics that make it up and the life form that the city truly is. A visualization of sonder.
It was a daily jaunt to watch the arterial freeway systems pump car cells through its body and channel them to the capillaric avenues that are our neighborhoods and homes. It was a chance to break away from the 70mph freeway … Read More »
Three paralyzed men take up one of sailing’s most grueling challenges — a 750-mile race to Alaska through some of the most treacherous and remote waters on the planet. With no motors allowed and many miles from any help, the competition can be too dangerous for the world’s most fearless sailors. This team is out to prove they have what it takes to finish.
This Really Great Big Story was made in collaboration with our friends at CNN Films. It is one of 12 short films that we will be releasing throughout the year. (Source: Really Great Big Story)
Miami, the city where happy hour is a lifestyle. Passport: Miami shows you a side to the city that only the locals know. Join a Cuban singer, a beach-runner and a drag queen as they open the doors to their shining, fabulous, soulful city. (Source: The Economist)
For a long time mining was seen as a dirty alternative to a more wholesome farming lifestyle. But some of the richest gold-mining potential in Africa is luring hundreds of thousands of Ivorians off the land and into the mines.(Source: The Guardian)
After 11 years orbiting Saturn, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has changed our understanding of liquid water in the outer solar system. (Source: The New York Times)
With Cuba’s guarded openness to private enterprise grabbing hold, classic American cars and salsa singers now share the cityscape with new and inventive offerings in food, culture and nightlife. (Source: The New York Times)
In 2011 a Belgian photographer was allowed entry into one of Japan’s Yakuza families. Over two years, he captured the lives of those living in the underworld. (Source: The Economist)
SpaceX Entrepreneur Elon Musk (Tesla, Solar City, Paypal) successfully lands a rocket, the Falcon 9, after it delivered its payload of 12 satellites into orbit.
Fed up with his life, Nebraska native Alex Martin gave up all his worldly possessions to hitchhike across the country. One hundred cities, 49 states, and three years later, find out how transformed from an ordinary guy to Alex the Magnificent.