Posts Tagged ‘Communism’

Berlin Wall Tranformed To Speaker’s Wall

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The Berlin Wall acted not only to keep East Berliners from leaving the country but also as a barrier to communication. Artist Benoit Maubrey transformed a section of the Berlin Wall into a speakers wall by covering it in recycled audio speakers and allowing anyone to “call the Wall” and speak through it for three minutes. Found at Vimeo from Benoit Maubrey.

The Mark Of Cain

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia. The now vanishing practice is seen as reflecting the transition of the broader Russian society. Filmed in some of Russia;s most notorious prisons, including the fabled White Swan, the interviews with prisoners, guards, and criminologists reveal the secret language of The Zone and The Code of Thieves. Found at YouTube from rosaryfilms via Library Ben.

Top Gun Or Communists?

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

All right. This is taking the whole communal property thing a bit too far. China state TV apparently ripped off footage from the movie Top Gun and portrayed it as Chinese air force training drills.

China’s Empty City

Sunday, January 30th, 2011

Al Jazeera’s Melissa Chan reports from Inner Mongolia, where a whole town built with government money is standing empty. Found at YouTube from AlJazeeraEnglish.

Timelapse Tiananmen Square

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The parade in Tiananmen Square to mark the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China – as seen in timelapse and slow-motion. Found at Vimeo from Dan Chung.