World Electioneering Entertainment 2016: 1,000 Years of Energy Independence and the Greatest Con Ever? [part 1/3]

Let's get ready to rumble!!!! As probably anyone will attest, the greatest spectacle of the past year – if not of the past eon – has been none other than the United States presidential election, something that I now like to refer to as World Electioneering Entertainment (WEE). Because to properly understand

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: It's Time We Divest From the Pipelines – the Pipelines of Film and Television [part 4/4]

Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein (photo by Sheila Steele) You don't need to tell me that some people out there take film rather seriously. Sometimes ridiculously seriously – "film for film's sake, art for art's sake!" Fortunately, and as far as I'm aware, Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis only

Naomi Klein and the Letdown of the Leap Manifesto: Live by the Camera and TV Screen, Die by the Camera and Movie Screen [part 3/4]

(photo courtesy of Haewon Kye) Ask around and you'll eventually come across somebody that will tell you that (in certain respects) film schools are a waste of time and money. Frankly, you can count me as one of those people, although I don't say that as somebody who attended the