Far from Vietnam 1967 (Loin du Vietnam)
Far from Vietnam (French: Loin du Vietnam) is a 1967 French documentary film directed by Joris Ivens. In seven different parts, Godard, Klein, Lelouch, Marker, Resnais and Varda show their sympathy for the North-Vietnamese army during the Vietnam-war. [more inside]
YouTube user ultramanvszetton
makes oddly compelling Ultraman movies
using action figures, stop-motion animation, and sound effects, such as The Return of Ultraman
and Ultra Seven Vs. Bado Alien.
YouTube user Goji73
has created an entire series of web videos
using action figures called Godzilla and his Amazing Friends
(there is some crossover between Godzilla and an Ultraman spinoff called Daikaiju Battle
Barizogon ("bitter condemnation") is a 1992 indie Japanese docudrama about Fukushima Daiichi and Daini nuclear power plants and is a dramatization of the life and "accidental" death in 1989 of the whistle-blowing Nao--a twenty-six-year-old who takes on crooked campaigning and a cover-up at the unsafe nuclear plant where everyone in Okuma works.
The movie is available (with subtitles) on YouTube: Part 1
. The whole series of YouTube videos are collected on this blog
. [more inside]
Doraemon - the Hurricane Child (Japanese with English subtitles)
Perhaps Japan's greatest pop icon, Doraemon
is an earless robotic cat who travels back in time from the 22nd century to aid a schoolboy, Nobita. Originally a Japanese manga series created by Fujiko F. Fujio
(a nom de plume of a manga writing duo formed by two Japanese manga artists) Doraemon would become probably the most popular anime series in Japanese history. A Daily Motion user has uploaded dozens of older Doraemon episodes, many with English subtitles).
DIY medicine on YouTube:
A G&M article with plenty of links that I could click on. [more inside]
Fire and Ice (YouTube playlist)
Ralph Bakshi's 1983 collaboration with Frank Frazetta. [more inside]
There really are no accidents [NSFW] Talking corpses who had been electrocuted, impaled by steel rods or lacerated by broken glass didn't get the message across. Now, an even more graphic series of ads is spotlighting workplace safety in Ontario and grabbing attention well beyond the province's borders.
Ontario's Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB) has launched a new (and graphic) campaign
to help improve workplace safety. Family Man gets blown off side of building; Forklift driver gets impaled by metal rod; A shop clerk topples off a ladder; An electrocuted corpse speaks at his own funeral [more inside]