Stop and Seize
: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes
. A multimedia investigation by the Washington Post.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution
. A key documentary artifact of the uprising is Magyarország lángokban (Hungary in Flames)
[embedded .wmv], partly composed of footage shot by two young film school students using whatever equipment they could find. Narrowly avoiding capture by the Communists, the duo smuggled 10,000 feet of film out of the country in spare tires and potato sacks; there's much more to the story, but better to hear Vilmos tell it in his own words
. [.rm] Eventually, they made their way to America, where László Kovács, ASC
(Five Easy Pieces
, Ghost Busters
) and Vilmos Zsigmund, ASC
(Close Encounters of the Third Kind
) became two of the most prolific cinematographers in Hollywood history. [more inside]
The Border Film Project.
"For three months last summer, three filmmakers with ties to Arizona passed out hundreds of disposable cameras to two groups: [...] undocumented immigrants on the perilous journey to enter the United States and Minuteman volunteers determined to stop them." [article] [previously]