Witness Project is a short documentary series created in partnership with Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) that records the experiences of a number of individuals who were – and in some cases still are – victims of persecution by collectivist regimes in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Hawk Jensen was the lead editor and co-producer of a documentary feature called “Honor Flight.” The film won a world record for the largest single screening of a film. From Hawk’s perspective, the film represents a generational catharsis of emotional healing after mass exposure to a fascist regime and a war-torn continent. It also represents the power of the community to come together and get extraordinary things done.
In a world of ubiquitous, hand-held digital cameras, that’s not an abstract philosophical question. Police everywhere are cracking down on citizens using cameras to capture breaking news and law enforcement in action.
“No Knock Raid,” written and performed by Toronto-based musician Lindy, is a searing indictment of one of the most aggressive, ubiquitous, and mistaken tactics in the War on Drugs.
“When did women exchanging bodily fluids and a little light bondage become the most obscene thing in the land?” asks Constance Penley, a University of California at Santa Barbara professor well-known for her classes on pornography. That question may be answered this week when porn producer John Stagliano’s federal obscenity trial enters its second week. Stagliano faces up to 32 years in prison for distributing the adult films Milk Nymphos, Storm Squirters 2: Target Practice, and a promo reel for a trailer for Belladonna’s Fetish Fanatic Five via his website for Evil Angel Productions (adults only).