Re: in lieu of Cameras for Gaza

From: Dinorah de Jesús Rodriguez (email suppressed)
Date: Sun Jan 11 2009 - 12:17:31 PST

> Very hard to do this subject justice in a forum such as this and
> although I think the initial post asking for cameras for Gaza was
> absolutely justified and I support the idea of arming civillians
> with cameras I think the political discussion is not well served
> here nor is it well argued thus far. That is not a criticism only a
> solid fact. Simply impossible within this forum. Granted the
> subject is more important than experimental cinema but there are
> many places I can go to discuss politics. I signed up here to
> discuss and participate in discissions on experimental cinema.
> Sending cameras to Gaza is not in itself a political act. No reason
> to make it one here.

amen. i too signed up to this list to connect with like-minded
thinkers in the area of art and film. there are other blogs in which
to discuss the middle east crisis. and thanks to all who have
reiterated this point.

i mean, we could even just veer off the subject slightly and discuss
the impossibly skewed concept of "objectivity" in documentary
filmmaking, and the usefulness or lack thereof of cameras in the
hands of anyone anywhere.

but hey, i'd really love to argue about whether Jarman shot at 3 or 6
fps. any ideas anyone? i'm afraid i don't have the film in front of
me, nor would it be easy to make an educated guess as far as this
aspect of the work by viewing a youtube version. can anyone here
post a link to Angelic Conversations?

enjoy today...

Dinorah de Jesús Rodríguez
Film/Video Artist and Freelance Writer

On Jan 11, 2009, at 2:45 PM, salvatore h wrote:


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