Hours of staring at screen is hurting our vision, but we are not powerless.
An ex-con tries to bring mindfulness to a state penitentiary.
In a park in downtown London, directors Matan Rochlitz and Ivo Gormley set out to ask the most intimate questions of unsuspecting joggers. With the idea that the unconventional interview location would drop the runners’ guards, the filmmakers were able to elicit candid, funny, and oftentimes moving responses.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Rochlitz talks about the impetus for the film, and how they captured the runners in motion.
On Sundays, legions of dirt bike riders take to the streets of Baltimore popping wheelies, evading police, and cruising at extreme speeds. The group of riders called the 12 O’Clock Boys has inspired a new documentary out this month. The film follows a young boy named Pug for three years as he aspires to gain acceptance within the group. In the excerpt above, we are introduced to Pug and get to experience the city’s bike culture through a series of ethereal slow motion images.
In an interview with The Atlantic, director Lotfy Nathan discusses this controversial subculture and his own motivations for making the film.
A comic short film reenacts real-life romance.
An archival film teaches the high school kids of yesteryear about how physical to get on a date.
It’s not camera-hacking elves: If you take your North American smartphone to Europe and shoot video indoors there, an odd flickering appears in the recording. As intrepid videographer Tom Scott shows above, it’s because of something normally invisible—the differences in how the two continents transmit electricity.
It’s an awesome video, interesting even if you’ve never bounded the Great Circle.
From 1991 to 2002 civil war consumed Sierra Leone, killing more than 50,000 people. While the story of the war has been told in various forms (most notably the Hollywood movie Blood Diamond), far less attention has focused on the country’s attempts to step out from behind the specter of violence.
But in this short documentary 30% (Women and Politics in Sierra Leone), filmmakers Anna Cady, Em Cooper, and Jenny Cuffe tell the unfolding story of several Sierra Leonean women and their attempts to gain equal access in the political arena.
In an interview with The Atlantic, Anna Cady talks about the role of women in ending the conflict, the current state of women in Sierra Leonean politics, and her hopes for the film.