E come tantissime altre persone, tutte quelle che credono che la felicità sia un diritto universale, il fine naturale e ultimo della specie umana. “Non so se vivrò abbastanza per poter verificare che l’umanità è riuscita ad arrivare alla pratica quotidiana, normale di questo diritto alla felicità, ma so e sono convinto che lo sforzo di tanti, anche il mio piccolo sforzo per spiegare, per definire, per individuare tutto quel che si frappone tra noi e il diritto supremo alla felicità, sia oggi il lavoro politico più importante che si può fare.” – Luis Sepúlveda
NEW YORK The Statue of Liberty. Times Square. The Empire State Building. The Brooklyn Bridge. The yellow cabs. Today everyone photographs the “classics” and shares with the whole world the photos on social media. So, what happens when every day, all day and from multiple angles, these symbolic places are photographed by everyone? If we put together those images, photos and videos, we could see the whole (hi)story of a place. “Typologies of New York City” is a 57-second video made exactly in this way, using 1.272 photos of the city found on Instagram, selected and combined in a coherent animation by creative Sam Morrison (@SamTheCobra on social media).
RIO DE JANEIRO, Armação dos Búzios: more commonly known as Búzios, this fishing village – thanks to its over 23 beautiful beaches – has become a beloved place by vacationers. It’s located on the coast north of Rio de Janeiro, 177 km away from the metropolis. Here we tell you about it through a colourful street photo gallery by Patric Alfred Haroldo, enjoy! 🙂
ALASKA This (6-minute) short film directed by Janssen Powers tells the story of a woman, at 88 years of age, living alone in a small cabin deep in the Alaskan wilderness.
SEETIES “It’s Called Gentrification” is a 2-minute short film by young director Travis Wood. A creative homage to the film ‘Boyz n the Hood’ (1991).
NEW YORK A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables, in the heart of New York City, and the unlikely group of people they’ve brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers. Rain or shine, they’ll be there. At “The Tables”. A beautiful, very beautiful, 15-minute documentary by Jon Bunning, filmmaker and art director based in Brooklyn, NY. Watch the short film here!
BRAZIL, I want you so much but I’m afraid. I love you, I desire you, but I hate you, deep down. I do not see the wonderful future that I see with you. You created this damn paradise with your debris and traumas. I do not know if my heart can handle you any longer. My Impossible Brazil. – An intense short film directed by Fabrício Brambatti // Urso Morto and produced by Iconoclast Brazil
NEW YORK It took three months of calculations to build this reduced model of the Manhattan district, using old and broken electronic parts. Who made this work? Zayd Menk, apparently a very young artist, a 17-year-old student who lives in Zimbabwe. He made this artwork for his school art project.
CANADA We love “Seeties” but we also love Nature and we want to show you this timelapse short film made into the Canadian wild and filmed by Florian Nick: “By making this project, I want to raise awareness of our wonderful planet Earth which we have the privilege to be part of. That’s why we have to take responsibility for it – for the place where we are alive.”