Hybrid documentary – Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib http://ghostsofabughraib.org/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 12:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/icon-120x120.jpg Hybrid documentary – Ghosts Of Abu Ghraib http://ghostsofabughraib.org/ 32 32 Good period for LDC South West and Wales | South West Deals https://ghostsofabughraib.org/good-period-for-ldc-south-west-and-wales-south-west-deals/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 07:11:45 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/good-period-for-ldc-south-west-and-wales-south-west-deals/ LDC’s South West and Wales side have been buoyed by a strong six-month spell, completing a trio of deals with a combined enterprise value of over £175m. Investments include independent artisan cake maker Cakesmiths, where LDC has partnered with the management team – led by Managing Director Chris Ormrod and Managing Director Simon Harris – […]]]>



LDC’s South West and Wales side have been buoyed by a strong six-month spell, completing a trio of deals with a combined enterprise value of over £175m.

Investments include independent artisan cake maker Cakesmiths, where LDC has partnered with the management team – led by Managing Director Chris Ormrod and Managing Director Simon Harris – to support the next stage of business growth based in Bristol.

LDC also led an £18 million minority investment in TMC Pharma Services, a global pharmaceutical development organization specializing in rare diseases and oncology.

The company is now working closely with TMC co-founder and chief executive, Julie Matthews, and chief operating officer, Carol Woodward, to help it pursue its international expansion plans and dual workforce.

Elsewhere, LDC has divested its investment in the world’s largest producer of natural history programmes, Bristol-based Plimsoll Productions, to ITV plc.

During its three-year partnership with LDC, Plimsoll’s BAFTA, EMMY and Oscar-winning team invested in the company’s natural history and documentary programming, embarked on its first co-production and completed a strategic acquisition.

Since the start of the year, the LDC team – led by Dewi Hughes, Partner and Head of South West and Wales – has worked closely with its portfolio companies to support their growth plans.

Digital media agency Hybrid recently opened its first US office and LDC has helped leisure company Zip World invest in its venues and launch a number of attractions, the latest being Underground Golf .

“The turbulent economic environment presents new challenges for business leaders in the South West and Wales,” said Hughes. “However, I am always impressed by the ambition and quality of the management teams I meet.

“Their tenacity to succeed and grow remains stronger than ever.

“Having successfully helped businesses realize growth plans at every stage of the cycle, our commitment to helping businesses grow and grow remains unchanged.

“We are actively seeking new investment opportunities to help ambitious management teams achieve their goals and overcome the obstacles ahead.”


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The Daniels to deliver the filmmaker’s keynote address at the 2022 Film Independent Forum | New https://ghostsofabughraib.org/the-daniels-to-deliver-the-filmmakers-keynote-address-at-the-2022-film-independent-forum-new/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 21:08:50 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/the-daniels-to-deliver-the-filmmakers-keynote-address-at-the-2022-film-independent-forum-new/ Everything everywhere all at once writers-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert will present the Filmmaker Keynote at next month’s 2022 Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles. The duo, AKA The Daniels, are one of many high profile attendees at the hybrid event taking place October 24-27 at the Directors Guild of America Theater. Lineup includes […]]]>

Everything everywhere all at once writers-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert will present the Filmmaker Keynote at next month’s 2022 Film Independent Forum in Los Angeles.

The duo, AKA The Daniels, are one of many high profile attendees at the hybrid event taking place October 24-27 at the Directors Guild of America Theater.

Lineup includes screening of A24 awards hopefuls The Inspection followed by a Q&A with director Elegance Bratton, producer and Gamechanger CEO Effie T. Brown, and producer Chester Algernal Gordon.

On the program, screenings, workshops, individual meetings and panels on financing, production and distribution, and social impact campaigns.

God’s country producer Miranda Bailey, Prey producer Jhane Myers, producer of Shiva Baby Lizzie Shapiro, founder and CEO of The Film Agency Sarah Calderón, CEO of Pictufe Motion Brian Walker and Diego Najera, director of narrative films at Participant.

Virtual sessions available through the Forum platform will include feature films, documentaries and episodic case studies, a fundraising and pitching clinic, a producer roundtable and sessions dedicated to exploring the global independent film market. , social impact, inclusion and sustainability issues.

“We are delighted to highlight Inspection at the Forum,” said Maria Raquel Bozzi, Senior Director of Education and International Initiatives. “This is a full circle moment for us as the film has been supported by our artist development programs, and Elegance and the production team of veteran producer Effie T. Brown and rising talent Chester Algernal Gordon are all Film Independent Fellows, as alumni of our Artist Development Programs.


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Ferrari engine handling is the biggest difference with Mercedes https://ghostsofabughraib.org/ferrari-engine-handling-is-the-biggest-difference-with-mercedes/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:01:00 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/ferrari-engine-handling-is-the-biggest-difference-with-mercedes/ In the summary: Valtteri Bottas says the Ferrari power unit he switched to this year has a significant difference to the Mercedes he drove before In short Bottas pleased with ‘slick’ Ferrari power unit After his time at Alfa Romeo, Bottas is driving a Formula 1 car powered by something other than a Mercedes engine […]]]>

In the summary: Valtteri Bottas says the Ferrari power unit he switched to this year has a significant difference to the Mercedes he drove before

In short

Bottas pleased with ‘slick’ Ferrari power unit

After his time at Alfa Romeo, Bottas is driving a Formula 1 car powered by something other than a Mercedes engine for the first time since 2013. He says the Ferrari V6 hybrid turbo engine is very similar to the Mercedes.

“If I compare the power to last year’s engine, it looks very similar in terms of power level,” he said. “Last year there were reliability issues. I think I had eight engines last year. Now I’m up to six this year. So it could be close!

However, there is a noticeable difference, added Bottas. “The handling with Ferrari is really smooth. I think that was the biggest difference, the handling I felt was improved with Ferrari.

Piastri “cut off the hand that fed him”

Alpine fumes after Piastri move to McLaren

Alpine CEO Laurent Rossi says the team has reached an agreement for reserve driver Oscar Piastri to join Williams next year from the Miami Grand Prix in May. He strongly criticized the 21-year-old Formula 2 champion for his time at McLaren.

“He cut off the hand that was feeding him and played with us because some draft contracts weren’t submitted on time,” Rossi told Auto Motor und Sport.

The team hoped to appoint Piastri in place of Fernando Alonso, after reaching an agreement with Alonso. Rossi added that the team were only ready to offer Alonso a one-year deal due to his age. “He drives at an extremely high level,” Rossi said. “For me, he is one of the best drivers of all time.

“But he is 41 years old. In two years, he will be 43 years old. You can’t plan that far.

Leclerc “missing something” – Todt

Former Ferrari team principal Jean Todt said the team’s top championship driver, Charles Leclerc, was “missing something” in his quest for the title. “I hope he gets it soon,” added Todt in an interview for La Gazzetta dello Sport.

When asked if it was the car, Todt reiterated, “Something is missing.”

Motorsport UK bans race director for 10 years

Motorsport UK has confirmed it has suspended the licenses of a race director, Derek Stanley, and ordered no further licenses issued to him for a period of 10 years, following complaints about his behavior towards women officials. The decision was taken following a National Court meeting last month.

The court found that Stanley sent several messages, including an “upskirting” video, to a marshal who later raised concerns about his behavior. The court noted “it became apparent that this situation had happened before” with other female civil servants and that he had “given assurances that it would not happen again” as recently as August 2020 .

The court said “there is no suggestion that Stanley’s conduct involved anything other than verbal comments and messages”, but added “Motorsport UK has a duty to protect and protect all persons attending an event. The behavior of Stanley is considered unacceptable for a Motorsport UK official.

“A Race Director is really the face and representative of Motorsport UK at any event they officiate at,” he added. “For a male referee to behave in a way that makes the female referees he works with at an event uncomfortable in his presence is completely unacceptable. Continuing such unwanted attention by sending messages with questionable content is equally reprehensible.

The full court ruling can be read in the current edition of Motorsport UK’s Revolution magazine.

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Camden Film Festival welcomes top documentary filmmakers and emerging talent – Deadline https://ghostsofabughraib.org/camden-film-festival-welcomes-top-documentary-filmmakers-and-emerging-talent-deadline/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 20:26:00 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/camden-film-festival-welcomes-top-documentary-filmmakers-and-emerging-talent-deadline/ When September rolls around, it means one thing for many of the world’s best filmmakers: it’s time to hit the road. Venice, Telluride and Toronto follow each other rapidly, to the point of overlapping. But for documentary filmmakers keen to showcase their work, there’s another big stop to make in September: the Camden International Film […]]]>

When September rolls around, it means one thing for many of the world’s best filmmakers: it’s time to hit the road. Venice, Telluride and Toronto follow each other rapidly, to the point of overlapping. But for documentary filmmakers keen to showcase their work, there’s another big stop to make in September: the Camden International Film Festival in central coastal Maine.

“We’re strategically aligned to be right after Toronto and a week after Telluride, and we’re just documentaries,” points out Ben Fowlie, festival founder and executive director of Points North Institute, which organizes CIFF. “In terms of being able to highlight some of the greatest [awards] contenders, so to speak, we can do it in a way that puts them on the main stage… It’s just the time for us to acknowledge the incredible artistry behind the documentary films we’ll talk about at the end of the episode. year or early next year.

The online iteration of the 18e The Camden International Film Festival wraps up today, wrapping up a 10-day programme. The in-person part wrapped up last Sunday night, a four-day rush featuring some of the biggest names in documentary and film with serious Oscar-winning prospects. Oscar winner Laura Poitras brought All the beauty and bloodshed, his film which has just won the Golden Lion at Venice; Two-time Oscar nominee Steve James shared his latest, A compassionate spy; Margaret Brown came with her next Netflix release Descending, winner of a Special Jury Prize for Creative Vision at Sundance. Director Iliana Sosa and producer Emma D. Miller screened their award nominee What we leave behind a few days before its theatrical release.

Multiple Emmy nominee Chris Smith arrived from Telluride with Sr.his documentary on actor-director Robert Downey Sr., made with the participation of Robert Downey Jr. At the Journey’s End space in Rockland, Maine, one of the festival’s main venues, Smith spoke about the benefits of experience a festival in person again.

'Sr.'  director Chris Smith (L) attends a Q&A at the Camden International Film Festival in Maine

‘Sr.’ director Chris Smith (L) participates in a CIFF Q&A hosted by Eric Hynes
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“Our last movie came out during the pandemic and it was crazy how it was the first movie I released that you didn’t do a festival and you weren’t talking about it, you didn’t feel like closing which you get to do this [in person]”, said Smith. “There was something that never felt complete about it. So I really enjoy being here and seeing people and talking to people.

Last year’s festival was designed as a hybrid online and in-person event, but the pandemic has impacted on-site attendance.

“It was a small program [in 2021]. Most of the filmmakers were based in the United States because international travel was always a challenge,” Fowlie recalls. “This year the size of the program kind of went back to what it was in 2019, pre-Covid…And it ended up being definitely the most international festival we’ve had.”

Afghan filmmaker Tamana Ayazi, now based in London, visited CIFF with In his hands, her documentary co-directed with Marcel Mettelsiefen on one of Afghanistan’s few female mayors. CIFF has also programmed the work of filmmakers from India, Spain, Iran, Bangladesh and other parts of the world. Fowlie notes, “More international artists were here than ever before.”

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Camden Harbor, Maine

Camden Harbor, Maine
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The festival’s lineup and the beauty of coastal Maine draw a cross section of filmmakers, documentary funders, distributors and other industry professionals to Camden. Many emerging artists are brought to the festival through generous scholarship programs, including the Points North Scholarship, the North Star Scholarship and the LEF/CIFF Scholarship. This aggregation of documentary “stakeholders” provides CIFF and Points North Institute with the opportunity to influence the future direction of the field.

“In a way, that’s going to be the most important strategic goal for our institution over the next few years,” says Fowlie, “to really work with the industry as a whole to center filmmakers first, to think about how we can create a space that is primarily developed to meet their creative needs.

The Points North Pitch event at the Camden International Film Festival

The Points North Pitch event at the Camden International Film Festival, September 17, 2022
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The Points North Pitch session has become one of the festival’s signature events, a public forum where “six teams of early and mid-career filmmakers” get the chance to pitch their documentary projects in front of a supportive but daunting weighty panel. industry heavyweights (Poh Si Teng of ABC News Studios, Noland Walker of ITVS and Jon-Sesrie Goff of the Ford Foundation were among the panelists this year). Fellows receive helpful feedback and, if they’re really lucky, a lead on potential funding or distribution.

Points North Pitch alum Alex Pritz returned to CIFF this year with his Oscar-nominated National Geographic documentary The territory.

“This festival was very important in our journey because I came to the pitch sessions here in 2019 when I didn’t know anyone,” he told Deadline. “I met some really key collaborators who helped fund parts of the project.”

Camden International Film Festival founder Ben Fowlie (L) and lead programmer Milton Guillén

Camden International Film Festival founder Ben Fowlie (L) and lead programmer Milton Guillén
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The festival has a way of nurturing young talent and creating a space for attendees to bond organically. Oscar-nominated producer Kellen Quinn and award-winning director Luke Lorentzen first met at CIFF around six years ago and went on to collaborate on the acclaimed 2019 feature-length documentary midnight family. Milton Guillén, filmmaker and teacher of Nicaraguan origin, experienced the festival on several levels before becoming CIFF’s main programmer.

“I am a child of this festival. I was made in this festival. My first movie was created here…I was in the artist grants that we have,” Guillén told Deadline, adding that he pleaded with Fowlie and former senior programmer Samara Chadwick to join the programming team. “I was like, ‘I love you guys so much. I need to be involved. So, I joined the selection committee and put my heart into it. And then when Samara left, I was like, ‘Guys, I’m here for you. I want to do this.'”

Guillén says that while the sky is the only limit for the growth of Points North Institute and its scholarship programs, he would like the festival to remain the warm and friendly event that it has become.

“Whatever goals we pursue, it [festival] is a bonsai. It must remain a bonsai,” he says. “Bonsai must be pruned. The bonsai needs to be watered. We need to make sure that the scale of this festival stays at this intimate and beautiful connection of all of these communities and we allow the roots to really settle down to what we can be on a very small scale.

Sharon Liese (L) and Cynthia Wade, directors of

Sharon Liese (L) and Cynthia Wade, directors of ‘The Flagmakers’
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CIFF has hosted a handful of world premieres this year, including the short documentary The flag makers, directed by Oscar-winning actress Cynthia Wade and Sharon Liese, which National Geographic will debut for awards season. Another important dimension of Camden is how short documents are handled.

“We’ve worked very hard as an organization to recognize the contributions of short films because I think at many festivals they can be pushed aside or not shown as a feature film,” observes Fowlie. “He is still an artist who devotes a tremendous amount of time, energy and resources to the realization of the work. And so we really prioritized shorts on the main stage.

From shorts to feature documentaries, Camden-born Fowlie can be proud of what the festival has become in 18 years.

“As someone who grew up in this city,” Fowlie says, “it’s sometimes overwhelming to look out into the audience and see the immense talent that fills the seats.”


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Danie Ferreira’s new book chronicles her self-funded polar expeditions – Robb Report https://ghostsofabughraib.org/danie-ferreiras-new-book-chronicles-her-self-funded-polar-expeditions-robb-report/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 13:06:53 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/danie-ferreiras-new-book-chronicles-her-self-funded-polar-expeditions-robb-report/ Some men go through a midlife crisis with a new wardrobe or a supercar. In 2013, Danie Ferreira, then 49 and CEO of South Africa-based Urban Brew Studios, instead fulfilled a dream he had harbored for three decades. Ferreira grew up in subtropical South Africa; his life changed in 1983 when he took part in […]]]>

Some men go through a midlife crisis with a new wardrobe or a supercar. In 2013, Danie Ferreira, then 49 and CEO of South Africa-based Urban Brew Studios, instead fulfilled a dream he had harbored for three decades.

Ferreira grew up in subtropical South Africa; his life changed in 1983 when he took part in a 14-month expedition to Antarctica. A keen photographer, the 19-year-old was captivated by the inhospitable winter landscape – stunning white fjords and glaciers, snow-capped mountains.

“Highlights were nighttime excursions into the interior, away from the ship, to establish fuel dumps for scientists,” he says. The lure of the frozen continent was unlike anything he had ever experienced. “You are mesmerized by her splendor, even when she defeats you. Antarctica is a tough mistress, but you always want to go back.

The return took years. In 1987, Ferreira started a three-person television production company to help pay for a college education, eventually turning it into a media powerhouse with over 400 employees.

By the time he turned 49, 80-hour work weeks in a rapidly changing media landscape had taken their toll. “I loved my job, but it wasn’t sustainable,” he says. “I was burned.”

Danie Ferreira on the bowsprit at Bør filming his ice dogs documentary

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He ended up cashing in but felt lost. “It’s the time in life when the scoreboard doesn’t matter and you seek significance rather than success,” he says.

The remedy: Dust off the dream and finance an authentic expedition in the old-school tradition. In March 2013, Ferreira and Håvard Svidal, a Norwegian serviceman he had met while making a South Pole documentary two years earlier, sailed from Norway northwest to Svalbard, across the Barents Sea, on a 60-foot steel-hulled ketch. appointed Bor. Also on board: six Greenlandic sled dogs, the captain, three crew members and several friends also in search of adventure.

It was March, still winter. The boat encountered fierce gusts and was battered by seas of nearly 30ft. The water froze instantly on the rigging; the dogs on deck, although protected in cages, were scared. Svidal, braving the swaying of the bridges, often came out to make sure they were safe. When Bor sailed in Longyearbyen, it looked like a century-old ghost ship covered in ice.

Ferreira chafes that it was a crazy time for a six-day trip. “We started our research 18 months in advance to make sure we got the right ship and crew,” he says. “We were prepared.

And, he insists, it was the perfect time of year – the “blue season”, a photographer’s dream, says Ferreira, when “for a few hours at dawn and dusk, a light single blue covers the white landscape, and there are no other boats in sight.

Greenland sled dogs resting on the hunt in spring.

Daniel Ferreira

The team spent a month exploring the archipelago, dropping Svidal and his dogs to test new sledding techniques on pristine, uninhabited islands while Ferreira filmed his documentary. ice dogs.

“Greenland dogs are genetically distinguished as high-level endurance athletes,” says Ferreira. “More thought has gone into their care than the rest of us. If the dogs weren’t smiling, we wouldn’t have had an expedition, certainly no documentary.

Traveling by yacht allowed the group to roam at will and anchor anywhere, even on drifting pack ice, while minimizing the threat of polar bears. “I’ve heard that yachting is the most expensive form of third class travel, but it was perfect,” he says. “Watching the blizzards from a warm wheelhouse with the smell of fresh coffee was heaven.” BorCardinal rule: “Do not speak unless you improve silence.”

Ferreira’s next self-funded expedition was East Greenland, the second place for ice dogswhere he and his daughter, Anna, Svidal and several others traveled by dogsled with Inuit hunters for 28 days through the mountains of Jameson Land and up the coast during the spring hunt to feed the village.

Images from this 2016 expedition and five others that Ferreira has undertaken are released this month in his two-volume box set, In the coldof Hurtwood, London.

Bor on a stormy sea in winter

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The approximately $2,900 coffee table collection is a beautiful, haunting elegy to the polar regions. “I’ve been chasing ice as an art form since 1983,” says Ferreira. “I capture structures, textures, colors and moods as they reveal themselves through the interplay of light and time. Each passing iceberg is a found art, proof of an endless metamorphosis.

Eventually, he recognized the same transformation in himself. “I realized that life is about length and depth,” he says. “No one knows his background, but we can control the depth of experience.” The other pearl of wisdom gleaned from its second chapter: “The reward of a dream remains a dream, until you make a conscious decision to make it real.”


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10 Underrated Horror Movie Monsters That Deserve More Attention https://ghostsofabughraib.org/10-underrated-horror-movie-monsters-that-deserve-more-attention/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 01:00:00 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/10-underrated-horror-movie-monsters-that-deserve-more-attention/ Which iconic movie monster comes to mind first when it comes to the enduring genre of horror movies? Audiences might immediately recall the menacing alien Xenomorphs from the Extraterrestrial film franchise, or their combative enemy Predators (Yautja). Maybe evil slashers like Michael Myers from the Halloween movies and Freddy Kreuger fromfreddie are your Halloween picks. […]]]>

Which iconic movie monster comes to mind first when it comes to the enduring genre of horror movies? Audiences might immediately recall the menacing alien Xenomorphs from the Extraterrestrial film franchise, or their combative enemy Predators (Yautja). Maybe evil slashers like Michael Myers from the Halloween movies and Freddy Kreuger fromfreddie are your Halloween picks.


There are still many more nostalgic and contemporary horror movie monsters that should be known to audiences today. From West to East, from urban legends to grotesque leviathans, the list goes on.

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Socialities in “Society” (1989)

This American body horror film from Brian Yuzna illustrates the horrors of society before the psychological thriller Joker in 2019. The Socialities look like any normal human being, but they are secretly part of a horrible cult organization for the social elite where, after years of selective breeding, they possess the ability to transform into grotesque shapes and merge into a giant mass shape. said “impeccable breeding”.

In Company (1989), a film about a Beverley Hills teenager discovering the brutal truth behind his family’s identity, the Socialities can be seen preying on their least privileged victims by physically sucking nutrients from their bodies through rituals orgy type.

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The Broodlings in ‘The Brood’ (1979)

For most parents, kids can be tough to deal with, especially mutant kids with sharp teeth and animal faces threatening to choke you to death.

canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg never fails audiences with his impressive oeuvre of body horror films. Above all The Brood (1979), a disturbing film about the harrowing nature of divorce and custody battles that led not only to the climatic scene involving an extreme display of maternal affection, but also to the massacres tolerated by the dwarf-ogre hybrids that blend quietly with other innocent children.

Art the Clown in ‘Terrify’ (2016)

This isn’t the first film detailing the killer Harlequin’s murder spree (as it would be the 2013 horror anthology film). Toussaint), Art The Clown’s soon-to-be iconic status as the most fearsome killer clown is undoubtedly cemented in the aptly titled 2016 American slasher film creepywith a sequel slated for release in October.

Dressed in a black and white clown costume with a small top hat to embellish his otherwise atrocious face, Art the Clown can be seen wandering around town during Halloween with a large trash bag where he hides his various weapons to satisfy his Sadistic Needs. The demented villain is hinted to possess supernatural abilities, which include immortality as well as his ability to strike fear into the hearts of his victims when they least expect it.

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The Trolls in ‘Trollhunter’ (2010)

Troll Hunter (2010) is a Norwegian mockumentary that follows a group of students who set out to make a documentary about a series of mysterious bear killings. Instead, they encounter an enigmatic hunter who follows the Trolls in secret.

Based on the legend of the Norse Trolls, the aggressive humanoid giants are said to be semi-intelligent. Nevertheless, they are incredibly dangerous as they possess immeasurable strength which allows them to easily kill any human. Trolls have a deadly weakness, which is exposure to sunlight causing them to explode or turn to stone, but the safest option when encountering a troll is to run and hide or cover of goo made out of ‘everything you can get from a troll’.

The monster mom in ‘Braindead’ aka ‘Dead Alive’ (1992)

Also known as Undead in North America, Brain death (1992) is a New Zealand director peter jacksonhorror comedy before his colossal success with the the Lord of the Rings franchise. The cult classic primarily focuses on a young man named Lionel who must endure his overbearing mother’s erratic behavior while pursuing her love.

After being bitten by a disease-carrying Sumatran rat-monkey hybrid, Lionel’s mother, Vera, begins to transform into a zombie and infects others, accelerating the zombification of the entire city while providing the public with countless violent and crude scenes. As Lionel and his friends try everything they can to survive, Vera’s ultimate descent into madness lies in her final form, an elephantine ogre that Sigmund Freud would be eager to study.

The Slit-Mouthed Woman in ‘Carved: The Slit-Mouthed Woman’ (2007)

One of the most well-known Japanese urban legends brought to the big screen, the slit-mouthed woman is often depicted as a young woman with long black hair. Partially covering her face with a mask or other objects, the woman would approach potential victims and ask them if they found her beautiful. Whether the answer is “yes” or “no”, the woman will reveal her own disfigurement where the corners of her mouth are split from ear to ear, and subsequently either kill her victims or offer them the same disfigurement as ‘she owns.

The 2007 Japanese body horror film follows a divorced teacher as she investigates a series of child abduction cases and suspects the legend of the slit-mouthed woman is the answer to missing children. .

The Crawlers in “The Descent” franchise (2005-2009)

What’s worse than being locked in a cave and suffering from claustrophobia? Being trapped in a cave with claustrophobia and hostile humanoid creatures threatening to tear you from limb to limb.

These beasts are known as Crawlers, a completely blind species but which, due to many years of living underground in near-darkness, have adapted perfectly to the cave system. Having lost all trace of humanity, the British horror movie Crawlers love to hunt down female explorers, resulting in blood-splattered face-offs that will put off any expedition enthusiast.

The Gwoemul in ‘The Host’ (2006)

Before surprising critics and audiences with the 2019 psychological drama ParasiteSouth Korean director Bong Joon-ho has released an equally captivating eco-horror film titled The host (2006), where a father is determined to retrieve his daughter from a large amphibian predator terrorizing the townspeople.

The Gwoemul, which literally translates to “The Monster”, practices the habit of devouring its human victims in one piece while dragging other victims to its sewer lair for a good supper. Possessing incredibly sharp teeth and a bizarre habit of swallowing any type of liquid, the Gwoemul is an aggressive leviathan not to be disturbed. According to Bong, the creature’s design is largely inspired by a real mutant fish found near the Han River.

Various creatures in ‘The Void’ (2016)

Canadian lovecraftian horror film The void (2016) is definitely a must watch for any body horror fan. After being trapped in a local hospital surrounded by radical cultists, a group of people consisting of policemen, nurses and strangers find themselves confronted by enigmatic and bizarre monsters.

From a gruesome tentacled beast engulfed by a huge mass of tumors to a quadrupedal creature with superhuman strength and a skull-like face that eerily reminds audiences of the newborn child of Alien: Resurrection (1997). The void (2016) also contains zombies reanimated from the dead which display monster designs that are both innovative and refreshing in 21st century cinema.

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The vampire in ‘Rigor Mortis’ (2014)

A bittersweet tribute to the famous city of Hong Kong mr vampire film series, viewers of Rigor mortis (2014) will not only see some impressive action sequences between kung fu masters and vengeful ghouls, but the film offers a surprisingly depressing neo-realistic take on a genre once awash with elements of horror and comedy. .

While the spiteful phantom twins are frightening forces to be reckoned with given their tragic history and fierce demeanor, the hopping vampire nonetheless stirs up nostalgic memories while providing audiences with a panicked appearance that scares even before the start. attacks.

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PHOTOS: Bad Bunny’s ‘World Hottest Tour’ lights up Oakland A home https://ghostsofabughraib.org/photos-bad-bunnys-world-hottest-tour-lights-up-oakland-a-home/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 00:53:13 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/photos-bad-bunnys-world-hottest-tour-lights-up-oakland-a-home/ Insight: Bad Bunny continues to fight for Puerto Rico while becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon. On September 14, 2022, Bad Bunny cruised through the Bay Area and turned a 60-degree Oakland night at the Coliseum into a Puerto Rican beach party like only Santo Benito can. Then two major events happened. In the music world, […]]]>

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Bad Bunny continues to fight for Puerto Rico while becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon.

On September 14, 2022, Bad Bunny cruised through the Bay Area and turned a 60-degree Oakland night at the Coliseum into a Puerto Rican beach party like only Santo Benito can.

Then two major events happened.

In the music world, Bad Bunny’s videos are an event, and he released “El Apagón” two days after rocking the mic with his global brand of reggaeton in The Town. Beyond the music, “El Apagón” turns into a documentary about the neocolonial issues devastating Puerto Rico, from the climate crisis and power outages to displacement exploiting the island through gentrification. It’s no coincidence that Bad Bunny abandoned the musical video-documentary hybrid five years after Hurricane Maria first swept through Puerto Rico and overlapped with the issues raised by “El Apagòn.”

And then came Hurricane Fiona, the last major storm to renew destruction in Puerto Rico. As of this writing, it is a category four storm, but the island is already experiencing no power, extreme heat and no water due to the impact of the storm. Fiona.

The human suffering is incalculable.

Justice for Puerto Rico must once again weather this literal storm amid continued American indifference to its territory, as mainstream US and UK media prioritize coverage of Queen Elizabeth II’s death. This stark contrast expresses a devotion to power contrasted with a moral obligation to witness and help, not to neglect Puerto Ricans or Pakistanis, who are experiencing historic flooding at this time, also ignored in Elizabeth’s shadow.

See photos of El Tecolote from “The World’s Hottest Tour” stop in Oakland, watch “El Apagón” music video documentary, find donation links to help Puerto Rico below, and see what social media has to say. to say about it.

Bad Bunny at the Oakland Coliseum, September 14, 2022. All photos by DA Mission

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Lunenburg Doc Fest will be onsite and online September 22-28 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/lunenburg-doc-fest-will-be-onsite-and-online-september-22-28/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 22:59:32 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/lunenburg-doc-fest-will-be-onsite-and-online-september-22-28/ The ninth edition Lunenburg Doc Fest presents a hybrid festival experience from September 22-28. “The festival’s first hybrid film schedule gives our audience the choice of watching on location or online, or both. Also new this year, Lunenburg Doc Fest kicked off its ninth edition with a pre-festival series “Docs on the Dock”—open-air projections over […]]]>

The ninth edition Lunenburg Doc Fest presents a hybrid festival experience from September 22-28.

“The festival’s first hybrid film schedule gives our audience the choice of watching on location or online, or both. Also new this year, Lunenburg Doc Fest kicked off its ninth edition with a pre-festival series “Docs on the Dock”—open-air projections over our city’s beautiful harbor,” says executive director Pamela Segger.

“The Dock Market industry symposium for filmmakers and other industry professionals is also being offered in a new hybrid format (September 22-26). Alternatively, we are delighted that the filmmakers in-person Q&A are back and that the festival is spearheading two new initiatives for underrepresented media artists in Atlantic Canada, including The Launch, a $20,000 live presentation competition.

We asked Segger to weigh in on a few other festival topics:

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Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On — a retrospective on the impactful career and extraordinary life of Buffy, opens the Lunenburg Doc Fest, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Lunenburg Opera House. (Courtesy Lunenburg Doc Fest)

Is there a movie that has that WOW factor or is already creating buzz, even before the festival opens?

“Without a doubt, the buzz has increased for our opener on September 22 Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry on. – a retrospective on Buffy’s impactful career and extraordinary life, the film examines what it’s like to be out of step and ahead of time.

“Canadian nominee for the Oscar’s ‘Best International Feature Film’, eternal springand multi-awarded, fire of love are also hot documents to watch.”

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Which films will stick with audiences long after the festival is over? This film has people we’ve been thinking about for a long time.

“Among the many films that will not be soon, if ever, forgotten:

“A bit like a film within a film by two budding documentary filmmakers, The exiled captures veteran filmmaker Christine Choy, a captivating character in front of and behind the camera, as she revisits her abandoned film work with Tiananmen Square survivors and exiled leaders of the 1989 protests.”

“The Roots of Fire features five award-winning musicians fighting against stereotypes of the American South to advance the Cajun music of their ancestry – one of the musicians from the documentary will join us from Louisiana to perform after the screening.”

“To abandon is a cinematic exploration of the vast and eerily beautiful places where things go to die, and the people who collect, restore and recycle the world’s trash.”

“Scream at midnight recounts how Wendy Davis’ filibuster in 2013 galvanized a new generation of activists and reveals what’s at stake for all of us in the fight for reproductive freedom — timely given Roe’s overthrow against Wade.

“Unloved: The Forgotten Children of Huronia is part crime novel, part social history, as the filmmaker’s quest to uncover the plight of her disabled brothers uncovers a shocking tale of institutional neglect and abuse.”

And what is the one thing that stands out (perhaps an event, a panel, a gala, a filmmaker) from this year’s festival?

“Aside from a big-screen throwback and on-location Q&A with the filmmakers, standing out is a connection between opening night Black & White Gala celebration inside and under that starry sky and our in-person industry events at the Dock Market, such as the “Art of Co-Production” panel with Canadian documentary icons Ina Fichman (President, Intuitive Pictures) and Peter Raymont (President, White Pine Pictures), a session on “Fair Use” and a workshop on “Crafting a Sizzle Reel” to unlock funding for a filmmaker’s next documentary. Lunenburg Doc Fest will also feature 12 free community events during the festival, including all short film programs, a musical performance and more. »

Earlier this year, the Doc Atlantic Breakthrough 2022 program for BIPOC creators was announced. Can you tell us a bit about this program and its role in the Lunenburg Doc Fest?

“In affiliation with the DOC Atlantic chapter of Documentary Filmmakers of Canada (DOC), Telefilm Canada and the Canada Media Fund, Lunenburg Doc Fest is proud to lead the first DOC Atlantic Breakthrough Program for Emerging Talent from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). The program offers valuable support that helps each artist develop and present their documentary project through mentorship, training and presentation to key decision makers in the film industry. »

“A second initiative, The Live Pitch Launch Contest, is funded by the Nova Scotia Creative Industries Fund and co-presented by Bell Fund and RBC. The launch features five emerging Nova Scotian media artists from underrepresented communities competing for the $20,000 prize. Each filmmaker has five minutes to present a jury of industry professionals and the public – the public can also win a prize. We invite everyone to join this exciting and free event, choose their favorite pitch and have a chance to win local gifts and a Film Pass for Doc Fest 2023, our 10th edition.”

The power of names and language unifies this selection of short films that explore shifting identities and the intrinsic qualities and impact of words. These shorts will be screened at Central United Church, 283 Lincoln Street, Lunenburg, on Friday, September 23 at 6 p.m.

Documents include: words matter, My name is 張麟發Tommy Lan Phat Truong, Fatima in Kabul and Patty versus Patty.

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Disney+ Day: the era of digital releases https://ghostsofabughraib.org/disney-day-the-era-of-digital-releases/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 01:55:03 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/disney-day-the-era-of-digital-releases/ The live-action “Pinnochio” (2022) is releasing exclusively on Disney+ without ever hitting the box office. Photo courtesy of Disney Plus. EVA HALLMAN | PERSONAL JOURNALIST | ehallman@butler.edu “Hakuna Matatameans no worries, except for movie theaters hoping to make revenue from multiple Disney movies this year. Disney+ released 15 new shows, specials, and movies digitally on […]]]>

The live-action “Pinnochio” (2022) is releasing exclusively on Disney+ without ever hitting the box office. Photo courtesy of Disney Plus.

EVA HALLMAN | PERSONAL JOURNALIST | ehallman@butler.edu

Hakuna Matatameans no worries, except for movie theaters hoping to make revenue from multiple Disney movies this year. Disney+ released 15 new shows, specials, and movies digitally on September 8.

What is Disney+ Day?

Disney+ Day is an annual event to celebrate and showcase new Disney content. The day also serves to provide unique offers to current Disney+ customers while promoting subscriptions to potential new viewers.

Outside of the in-app celebration, Disney Parks, Resorts and Cruise hosted festivities to promote Disney+ Day, with Disney+ subscribers receiving early entry to Disney parks around the world. To Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World and Disneyland, guests received gifts such as Disney+ Day buttons and Mickey ears. Disney+ subscribers were invited to visit encounters with exclusive characters. Park guests and Disney+ subscribers were offered additional unique experiences throughout Disney+ Day.

Disney+ day recap

This Disney+ Day released content for different types of audiences.

If viewers don’t have “Let it go“Still, they surely will with the addition of the songs ‘Frozen’ and ‘Frozen 2.’ New animated shows have debuted on Disney+.”Mickey Mouse Funhouse’‘ released five episodes of its first season. “cars on the road” is an all-new original Pixar series that follows Lightning McQueen and Mater on their life is a highway adventure.

For those looking for more non-fiction content, a new National Geographic series titled “Epic Adventures with Bertie Gregory” took viewers on a journey of incredible real-life animal stories. Recently, Disney+ began developing new National Geographic series and documentaries with the goal of educating viewers about history, arts, wildlife, and other real-world topics.

Brie Larson was heavily involved with Disney+ Day 2022. Larson created a hybrid docu-series, “Growing upwhich features 10 real-life coming-of-age stories. In addition, the short filmRemember also with Larson focuses on the world of the imagination with themes of where ideas come from, where they go when forgotten, and how easy it is to lose touch with the real world.

Season 31 of “Dancing with The Stars” is back Good Morning America revealed new celebrities joining the cast on Disney+ Day. “Dancing with the Stars: The Pros’ Most Memorable Dances”, a special, also premiered on Disney+ Day. The 31st season of “Dancing with the Stars” will be premiering exclusively on Disney+ September 19 at 8 p.m. ET.

Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm are “be real.” Disney+ Day has released a behind-the-scenes documentary series highlighting their most recent productions, “Thor: Love and Thunder– which was also released digitally after two months in theaters – and “Obi Wan Kenobi.” Marvel Studios has released another episode of their latest series, “She-Hulk.”

Other new releases included “Tierra Incognita», an Argentinian series of horror and mystery for children, and the premiere of «welcome to the cluba new Simpsons short.

He’s a real boy!

The pinnacle of Disney+ Day came with the digital release of “Pinnochio.” With a star cast including tom hank, Cynthia Erivo and Luke Evansfans wondered why this remake of a Disney classic wasn’t a theatrical experience.

Karlie Burkhart, a young political science student and huge Disney fan, was extremely unhappy with the immediate digital release of “Pinnochio.”

“I was really surprised to hear that they put ‘Pinnochio’ on digital instead of releasing it theatrically,” Burkhart said. “I fully expected [Disney] to put it in theaters, and I would have gone to see it if they [had].”

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, digital outings have become more popular in an effort to minimize large crowds. This resulted in a negative financial impact on smaller independent movie theaters due to the lack of theatrical releases. Active moviegoers, like Burkhart, always supported local theaters before the pandemic because of Disney’s many releases.

“I try to support [movie] theaters as well by going to see those Disney movies,” Burkhart said. “I’m super excited that they’re starting to put Pixar movies back in theaters. That way I can support [local movie theaters].”

Disney enthusiasts aren’t the only ones noticing the change. The increase in digital releases is being noticed by consumers across all streaming service platforms. The rise in films produced by Netflix partially eliminated the need for movie theatres. Those who work in the industry, or who study it, are conflicted about their personal views on this development, but recognize that it is changing the industry.

Dr. Ann Savage, professor of film studies and ccritical communication and media studies, recognizes this shift to a digital media platform and doesn’t know how to feel.

“I don’t know if I have a specific opinion [on the switch to digital release]”, Sauvage said. “I’m just trying to understand with the rest of the industry.

A part of this new world

After Disney+ Day was the annual D23 Expo – a convention held to showcase the future of the Walt Disney Company, park expansions, new movies and everything in between – the first action trailer live “The little Mermaid” has been freed.

Unlike “Pinocchio,” Ariel will hit theaters in 2023. The Imagineers hope to bring diversity and inclusion to the Disney name with the recent cast of Halle Bailey like Ariel. This topical casting will feature an African American woman live on Disney screens. Additionally, this critical portrayal hasn’t been seen since the 2009 animated movie “The Princess and the Frog.”

Still, Disney has faced a barrage of backlash over Halle Bailey as fans flood social media for criticize the live-action Ariel for not being white. While Bailey inspire young black girls that they can also be Disney Princesses, Butler’s students also weigh in on this controversy, sharing their thoughts on Ariel’s new look.

“Representation is important, and I think Halle Bailey will do an amazing job as Ariel,” Burkhart said. “I’m very happy that this film will be released in theaters.”

Other Butler students also share their excitement for “The Little Mermaid” and future Disney+ projects. Sophomore in sports media, McKenna Skatell expresses her excitement for new productions coming to theaters soon

“I’m glad to see [The Little Mermaid] in theaters,” Skatell said. “I know Marvel is dating [“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”] as well. I’m glad to see both.

Ahead of the theatrical release of “The Little Mermaid,” Disney’s next theatrical release is “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which will be released on November 11. The Sanderson sisters and Giselle are both getting their movie premiere returns directly on Disney+. “Hocus Pocus 2” and “Disillusioned” will receive more media attention and critical acclaim than “Pinocchio” – which received 27% rotten tomatoes score.

Disney+ Day 2022 brought viewers new content and excitement for future projects. However, it’s hard to say whether the new wave of digital releases will continue, as recent digital-only productions have received low ratings from critics and consumers alike. Hopefully some pixie dust or a little spark of inspiration will allow Imagineers to strike a happy medium between digital releases and theatrical releases.



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The Riot According to Stan Douglas https://ghostsofabughraib.org/the-riot-according-to-stan-douglas/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 05:48:47 +0000 https://ghostsofabughraib.org/the-riot-according-to-stan-douglas/ Stan Douglas is in the riots. Announcements, events and more from Tyee and selected partners Come to our launch of “The Petroleum Papers” by Geoff Dembicki This is one of the “most anticipated” books of the fall. You are invited to the celebration of The Tyee. CONTEST: Win festival passes or a gift pack at […]]]>


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