h/t Reddit [Help the fellow Redditor who found this and upvote the thread if you found the doc interesting].
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There are few distractions in Las Vegas outside the glaring light of the gambling halls, but one of the best also preserves the city’s light-filled legacy: the Neon Museum. This eclectic “neon boneyard” celebrates artifacts of Las Vegas’ native art form: the neon sign. Collecting donated signs, tracking down antiques in need of preservation, and even repairing signs that are returned to be on display in the community, the crew at the Neon Museum is committed to re-invigorating these vibrant objects of Las Vegas history.
h/t Cool Hunting.
This documentary, which I came across on Reddit, reminded me of Virtually Yours’ post from a couple weeks ago, “Mummy Dearest: The Resurrection of Peter Wald.” When does indoctrination of children become abuse?
There exists, in a pocket of North London, a group who wanted only to provide their community with a space in which to exchange thoughts and ideas, far away from the corporate disease that’s infested the United Kingdom. In ‘The Bohemia’, Aaron Jolly paints a picture of the Finchley wing of the Occupy movement during their time spent squatting an abandoned pub on the high road.
Jim Swill‘s latest documentary meditates on society’s use of technology with a particular focus on Southern Televangelists and the Selfie Culture. As always, he shoots his films on Smart phones, this latest one was shot on a shattered iPhone4. Swill made No Dogs No Masters while traveling around the United States and filmed, scored, wrote, and narrated the entire piece.
“I make these films on Smart phones, this time a shattered iPhone4 while traveling the United States. This one in particular focuses on Southern Televangelists and Selfie Culture, while I was migrating out to live in Los Angeles California. There are a lot of themes relating to the municipal constructs that surround a more basic way of living, cleaning up after the messy thoughts, and the lack of interest in our own impending decays of sorts; like how technology advances around us at this rapid rate while morally we remain very much the same and things socially are still simplistic and grittier yet we’re holding this preview into a technologically saturated future.”
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This short documentary follows a man addicted to heroin and shows how he eventually kicked the habit with Ibogaine.
On Friday, The Intercept reported that the American Psychological Association (APA) is launching an independent investigation into the role that psychologists (and its members) played in the U.S. torture program under the Bush administration. The role of doctors and clinical psychologists is not new to the awareness of the public, the administration or the APA. The question, really, is “what took so long?” for the self-regulated organization to open their own eyes to the activities of its members and the psychology community at large.
via The Intercept:
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The top professional organization for psychologists is launching an independent investigation over how it may have sanctioned the brutal interrogation methods used against terror suspects by the Bush administration. The American Psychological Association announced this week that it has tapped an unaffiliated lawyer, David Hoffman, to lead the review.
In 2002, the American Psychological Association (APA) revised its code of ethics to allow practitioners to follow the “governing legal authority” in situations that seemed at odds with their duties as health professionals. Many argue that the revision, as well as a task force report in 2005 that affirmed that the code allowed psychologists to participate in national security interrogations, gave the Bush administration critical legal cover for torture.
One man’s cross-Atlantic journey reveals the truth about electronics recycling.
h/t Laughing Squid.
The time is here! You can now stream Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes for $4 or download the film for $10. Get ready for election day (Tuesday) with a film that exposes America’s “pay to play” political process.
If our political system is like a game of Monopoly, how can outsiders have a voice when only money speaks? John Ennis documents comical corruption, follows political newcomers, and uncovers intrigue in this colorful journey that connects the dots of Big Money in our ever-challenging election process.
You can purchase the film through the trailer below! (If you’re renting, the rental period lasts for 48 hours.)
“He tells his story with humor and the film is an empowering call to action” — Cinema Assassin
“Full of energy and intelligence and a heartfelt and necessary message…We can only laugh — and hope. PAY 2 PLAY is actually a very heartening movie.” — TrustMovies
“A stirring plea to level the playing field in our political system.” — UTNE
“A must-watch film!” — DAILY KOS
“A must-watch…a vital film for our democracy.” — Mudflats
“Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.”
– Oscar Wilde
Over the past 2 years some fellow filmmakers and I have been filming a documentary surrounding the Georgia Guidestones that we have appropriately dubbed Guidestoned. What has interested us more than the monument and its designers is people’s collective perception of its message. Which was surprisingly positive in person, something I admit was unexpected. Throughout filming the documentary we met groups of people ranging from Mormon Missionaries that travel the world, to a crystal ball stealing Nazi biker gang, and everything in between. Mostly all were welcoming and kind, save a few. This documentary is filled with so many different perspectives. Folks show their true character, which the Guidestones tend to bring out in people.… Read the rest