1. Eyes On Syria Take Action Now


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    Logon to www.eyesonsyria.org or tweet #eyesonsyria for more information

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    • The Story of Bukit Lawang - Handcrafted Films & Gekko Studios


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      The film set in the small community of Bukit Lawang on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia tells the story of a devastating flood which killed over 200 people in 2003. The disaster was attributed to illegal logging in the surrounding Gunung Leuser National Park an area supposedly protected for its unique biodiversity. The Story of Bukit Lawang is part of a series of five films '5x5 Voices of Change from the forests of Indonesia'. They won Best Cultural Message and Best Film for a Government Agency at the Montana International Wildlife Film Awards in 2008. The films were also given Merit Awards for Filmmaking Style, Sound Design and Perspective. To date the films have been screened internationally at numerous venues and conferences. They were shown at the Royal Geographical Society in London, the International Climate Change Conference in Bali, the Link TV Awards and the Soho Short film awards. They were broadcast on SCTV, Indonesia’s number one TV station, to over 13 million Indonesians on the Liputan Morning News. The films have generated a massive amount of online interest featuring on BBC Filmnetwork, BBC Science and Nature, Green TV, Vimeo, YouTube and of course our own site. http://www.handcraftedfilms.net/projects/5x5-voices-of-change-from-the-forests-of-indonesia/

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      • The Daily Update: Friday, Feb. 3


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        Today on the Daily Update we discuss the potential for Israel to attack Iran this spring, Obama's proposition for veteran jobs, the Senate's passing of the Insider Trading Bill, Mayor Bloomburg intends to donate a large sum to Planned Parenthood, AMR talks a potential merger, the Death Penalty lecture for Human Rights on campus, Josh Hamilton's reported relapse, Superbowl updates and more. Anchored by Ruthie Burst.

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        • DISTANCE [short film]


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          * Official Selection, 2013 Boston LGBT Film Festival * Official Selection, 2013 Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France * Official Selection, 2012 No/Gloss Film Festival in Leeds, UK * Official Selection, Treepot Indie Filmmaker Showcase 2 in Ottawa, Canada "Ce n'est que justice." / "It's only fair." Un couple imparfait dans une situation imparfaite. / An imperfect couple in an imperfect situation. What appears to be a distant and loveless relationship is really only confusion. CAST Mélodie Courval Julien Masterson CREW Director/Writer/Editor/Producer: Derek Price Producer/Casting Director: Emily Ramsay Director of Photography: Jeremy Kennedy 1st AC: Jith Paul Sound: Nick Seguin Lighting: Jith Paul, Nick Seguin Hair/Make-Up: Sondra Rogers MUSIC Josh Woodward http://www.joshwoodward.com LINKS Official Site http://www.dereklprice.com Facebook http://www.facebook.com/saytenproductions Twitter http://www.twitter.com/saytenpro IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2226335/combined In French with English subtitles Warning // this film contains swearing and simulated sex. DISTANCE is the first project of Ambition 2012

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          • Haitian Women Speak


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            A short select from an advocacy video to lobby for safer conditions for women and children in Haiti's IDP camps three months after the earthquake. Produced by New Advocacy Media Project, Partners in Health and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti.

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            • DRI's Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children


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              We need to let the world know that children are suffering needlessly in institutions. DRI has seen the faces of these children who are locked away in institutions and left to die. DRI's Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children is working to change the widely-held perception that institutions are safe places for children with disabilities. Children with disabilities, like all children, need the love and support of families and caregivers so that they can thrive. We need your help to establish a worldwide consensus that institutionalization of children with disabilities can and should be brought to an end. We need to fight to protect those children enduring abuse and to stop the next generation of children with disabilities from ever being locked away and forgotten. Please support the campaign so that no other children have to suffer in silence. For more information, please visit http://www.disabilityrightsintl.org/learn-about-the-worldwide-campaign-to-end-the-institutionalization-of-children/.

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              • The A21 Campaign Statistics Video


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                This Video was made in order to help spread awareness about the issue of human trafficking. Check theA21Campaign.org page for more information.

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                • Torn -Stories about stolen babies in Spain-


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                  After the Spanish civil war 30 000 children from the defeated leftist side were relocated to institutions and families under the watchful eye of the new dictatorial right wing regime in order to minimise the risk of a new generation of revolutionaries. These practices were moved to a new level in the 1950's. Doctors, nurses and nuns from Franco's hospitals would then provide infertile couples with newborns from single or very poor mothers unable to raise them in a "proper" environment. Hospitals continued these practices for decades, feeding a business where biological mothers had less and less say, and subjective criteria and money dictated which families were able to adopt these babies. Thousands of newborns were taken illegally from their parents, sometimes right after birth and sold. Fake death and abortion certificates were given to mothers and families after childbirth. Bereft mothers were even denied their attempts to arrange burials and they were furnished with very vague indications, if any as, to where children's graves were located. A case of happily reunited family has triggered the number of legal complaints after decades of lies, hidden records and years of trials. Doctors, nuns, registrars, gravediggers and adoptive parents have finally all spoken. Victims have teamed up and organized themselves to pressure the authorities to order an inquiry but with limited success. Some 200 000 people are now living a life that was not meant to be. Mothers keep mourning their children. Men have been told in their thirties that they were bought at the back door of a hospital. Sisters have inherited their mothers anxieties and have retaken the search for a "lost" sibling. These people continue to search for their true identity. After listening to what some of these families have had to say and after meeting psychologists specialized in diagnosing their specific psychological problems, I wished to illustrate the confusion they live in. I wanted the anguish of their identity problems to leak through the images. I have tried to present unfinished images, blurred scenes to express what life must be like for them. I have portrayed mothers in search for their daughters, sons seeking their mothers and women looking for their siblings in a short multimedia piece, where the subjects tell their stories whilst the images relating to their case are displayed on screen. After I finished the documenting process, I gained access to the most recent one of the only three families that have thus far been successfully reunited. I was given an hour to interview and photograph Pilar. I wanted to include a glimpse of what thousands of families are looking forward to. The work has been shot entirely with a special 50mm lens that keeps only a small area of the image sharp, leaving the rest blurred (or soft). That is how I linked style and concept, showing the identity problems of these people through the look and feel of the photographs. In the final story we can see Pilar. She now knows who she is and where she comes from. This is why I shot her with normal lenses, so that there is no distortion of her reality.

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                  • "We--the global 99%--shall overcome!" Omar Barghouti's Salute to UPenn BDS Conf., Feb. 2012


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                    Despite all attempts to bully BDS activists at UPenn into cancelling their historic conference, they have prevailed. Omar Barghouti, a human rights activist and founding member of the Palestinian civil society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in this video salutes PennBDS and all US activists who have adopted BDS as the most effective form of solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

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