This is imagery from our recent trip to Japan for our forthcoming documentary feature “Princes of the Yen”. Based on a book by Professor Richard Werner, “Princes of the Yen” explores the function of Central Banks in the shaping of economic landscapes.
It is largely set in 20th century Japan and includes an explanation of the origins of Japanese National Socialist and Military expansionist Ideology, and the economic system developed by the fascists, which the Author terms the “Total War Economy”. It was this economic order, the Author claims, which was at the heart of the “Japanese Economic Miracle”. Why did it implode at the end of the 20th Century? How was it different from our own economic system? What are the mechanisms, which lie at the core of any economic order? Can the Japanese experience provide us with an understanding of the crises in Southern Europe? Can it shed light on other historical and contemporary economic crises?
Princes of the Yen is an Information Documentary* that reveals the role of Central Banks in the construction of the dominant contemporary religious belief of perpetual economic growth and the resulting claim of the necessity of structural economic and societal change to private ownership and universal commodification.
A film for the modern day heretic.
Director: Michael Oswald
Producer: Mike Horwath
* To avoid confusion, the filmmakers would like to stress, that this is not a film about the promotion of one particular type of economic system or the political ideologies that may be historically associated with them. Its aim is to provide an understanding of the underlying fictional nature of all economic systems and their resultant order of power and privilege.
Music by Labradford
Canon 550d - Magic Lantern Firmware Hack
Chinese New Year 2013, Year of the Snake, China Town, Bangkok.
Filmed on Canon 60D.
A memorable experience of filming in the pristine Cambodian landscapes.
Directed & Edited by Amit Dubey
Cinematography by Brewster Bonifacio
Music - Arrival of the Birds by The Cinematic Orchestra
Produced by Pulse
Before returning home from a trip to Rajasthan, i got to spend a day in the beautiful city of Delhi. While mainly walking through Old Delhi, I carried my camera with me and occasionally filmed whatever interesting scene presented itself in front of me.
All the shots are filmed handheld and very spontaneously, only while walking by.
Filmed with a Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF 40mm 2.8
Canon EFS 18-135mm 3.5-5.6
Amnesiacs - Francis International Airport
Every religion has its culture of atonements and vows. Bigger the wish or deeper the gratitude, more eager is the follower to undertake an arduous and grueling journey. A Christian would walk miles on his knees out of faith. A Buddhist would prostrate and crawl on her stomach to gain her inner peace. A Muslim would self-flagellate to convey his sorrow while a Hindu would renounce the things she loves most out of devotion. But some take it even further.
Piercing the body out of faith is a custom in most of the older religions. Though it may induce fear, doubt and anxiety, it is also associated with a certain sense of mysticism and spirituality. I witnessed Thaipusam - the magical Hindu festival where devotees in a state of trance, painlessly carry offerings and symbols of faith in the form of heavy burdens (milk pots, kavadi, karagam) and/or have a range of intriguing attachments hooked to their body. But beyond the images of unbelievable crowds and fanfare, I also witnessed love, trust and devotion merging into an expression of faith through self-sacrifice. For many, Thaipusam is all about the flourish and the obscure customs. For many tourists, it is the defining evidence of the unique multi-cultural life in Malaysia. For many amateur photographers, it’s one of those places where you capture that ‘one’ unforgettable picture.
For me it's a story of love. I decided to capture this event through the eyes of a couple – a, married childless couple who apart from their love for their God have been loving each other for 9 long years. It's a personal story and a personal journey...
Greatest thanks to the people without whom the production of this video wouldn't be possible : Malliga, Murugan, Paulius, Sayan, Chris, Ragu and Durai.
// Camera : Canon 7d, Canon 5d Mark II
// Lenses : Canon 24mm 1.4, Canon 50 1.8
// Editing/Grading : Premiere Pro
// Music : Karma Groove from jewelbeat.com
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