In a harrowing scene from “Battle for Iraq,” an ISIS truck bomb explodes just feet from where Guardian reporter Ghaith Abdul-Ahad is spending the night. (Source: Frontline)
Our objective in making this film was something of a psychology experiment: We sought to capture people facing a difficult situation, to make a portrait of humans in doubt. We’ve all seen actors playing doubt in fiction films, but we have few true images of the feeling in documentaries. To make them, we decided to put people in a situation powerful enough not to need any classic narrative framework. A high dive seemed like the perfect scenario.
Through an online advertisement, we found 67 people who had never been on a 10-meter (about 33 feet) diving tower before, and had never jumped from that high. We paid each of them the equivalent of about $30 to participate — which meant climbing up to the diving board and walking to its edge. We were as interested in the people who decided to … Read More »
OurVinyl is proud to present to you Julien Baker from Memphis, TN performing her song “Something” from her 2015 album Sprained Ankle. This live performance was filmed in Percy Warner Park in Nashville, TN on a beautiful autumn afternoon. (Source: OurVinyl YouTube)
John McAfee takes on the intelligence community, the mainstream media and the shared illusions of the majority of the American people live on Infowars.(Source: InfoWars)
Perry Farrell talks about how he records music and why he and his band created the music festival Lollapalooza in 1991.
A short documentary shot in a New York City diner about a feud movie writer James Toback got into with legendary novelist Norman Mailer.
Maceo Parker speaks about his influences and talks about his musical recipe, 98 percent funk 2 percent jazz, while attending the Newport Jazz Festival. Video clip courtesy of Music Vault.
During the 2016 election, the Carrier factory’s decision to move jobs from Indiana to Mexico was a story that stuck. Donald Trump won a political victory when he convinced the CEO of Carrier’s parent company, United Technologies, to keep 800 jobs in Indiana. Trump’s efforts run counter to a broader global trend, however. Most factory jobs haven’t been outsourced, they’ve just disappeared thanks to automation. In this documentary, The Atlantic travelled to Indiana to talk to Carrier employees and see how they’re handling the shift. (Source: The Atlantic)