‘So much darkness, so much desperation’: Talking with the directors of ‘Detropia’ Artists Steve and Dorota Coy, who are major characters in Detropia.
(Loki Films) Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady are the directors of "Detropia," a documentary released last year about the city of Detroit and what decades of industrial decline and population flight have done to it. It's on Netflix; I highly recommend it. It is their fourth documentary feature; they also contributed a segment to the "Freakonomics" documentary.
Their second feature, "Jesus Camp," was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature in 2006. Dylan Matthews: Thanks for taking the time, I really appreciate it. Heidi Ewing: Thanks for having us. Rachel Grady: We saw it coming, unfortunately. Heidi Ewing: It was one of those things where people didn't want to hear the message of the film, necessarily. Rachel Grady: Because it's bad news. Dirty Wars. Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill , author of the international bestseller Blackwater , into the heart of America’s covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond .
Part political thriller and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report into a U.S. night raid gone terribly wrong in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress.
In military jargon, JSOC teams “find, fix, and finish” their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the “kill list,” including U.S. citizens. North Korean Labor Camps. This guy menacingly brandished a railroad spike at Shane until his Russian mobster driver “Billy the Fish” grabbed it out of his hands and asked, “This your lights-out switch?”
Shortly after I arrived in Siberia, our British editor, Andy Capper, texted me: “You’ll love Siberia. Everything is so close and the people are so nice.” He was of course being facetious (or British: same thing) because everything is 18 hours by train and the people are very mean indeed. Some might start out nice, but after the vodka starts flowing—which is always—so does the malevolence. There are exceptions to the cranky-Russian rule, but they’re very few and very far between. Billy was a local mafia type from a remote Siberian town that had no police and little regulation, save him and his boys.
At the first camp we found, the North Korean guards threatened us and tried to throw us out. Later, when we were deep in the forest, we came upon cadres of North Korean workers. Shane Smith. Limelight: The Rise and Fall of New York’s Greatest Nightclub Empire. Above.
Madonna and WIlliam Burroughs at his 70th birthday party at Limelight (not in the film). The new documentary, Limelight; The Rise and Fall of New York’s Greatest Nightclub Empire, which opened this weekend, I thought, was a lost opportunity. Produced by Jen Gatien, the daughter of former Limelight owner and NY nightlife kingpin, Peter Gatien, and directed by Billy Corben, the film takes a “true crime story” approach and focuses too much on the details, giving the audience far, far too much information on legal machinations and the minutia of DEA procedures. They took a story that was positively teaming with sex, drugs and rock-n-roll and managed to turn it into fairly dry “he said, he said” kind of thing. It’s not much better than a standard a TV investigation, truth be told. I suppose I should tell you that I worked at the Limelight for a little less than a year in 1985, so I’m bringing that to the table. The club’s early success is glossed over in a matter of minutes.
BBS: The Documentary. GET LAMP: THE TEXT ADVENTURE DOCUMENTARY. Promote Documentary Films. Promote Consciousness. Promote Humanity. Thought maybe » Adam Curtis. The Union: the business behind getting high Must Watch - Sex & Sexuality Documentaries - Sprword.com - Spread the Word. "A snuff movie is a film in which a child is murdered by torture or by sexual abuse until death follows.
[W]hat people need to know, and this is very important, is that these films form the basis for a parallel shadow market that can only exist because of a rich audience. Higher-ups who can afford such a 'program' are very rich. What we need to do is find out who they are. " Interesting, but shocking German documentary that delves into three cases of child abuse in France. Three victims, 'Deborah', 'Robbert' and 'Noemi' tell about their experiences of abuse, and how they were molested in a pedophile network. PRESUNTO CULPABLE - DOCUMENTAL COMPLETO. Storyville - Eugene Jarecki Interview.