2588 Days - Documentary of Matsui Rena

With the 2588 Days Graduation concert going on at Toyota Stadium in Nagoya right now, Matsui Rena will be soon graduating from SKE48. Her journey from being a usual high school girl in Toyohashi, all the way to becoming one of the biggest and most popular idols in the country has been a tremendous one. Her contributions to the group is truly innumerable. And she has now become a role model for both members and all the youngsters alike.

For the girls, it is definitely true that SKE48 is not at all their final goal. It is a stepping stone to move towards their next dream. As Matsui Rena graduates from SKE48 and moves on towards her dream of becoming a role performer, we now look back at her journey as a first gen member of SKE48, in her own words, and also of her comrades.

For all the efforts and hard work she has put in, during these 2588 days as a member of SKE48, and shortly, of Nogizaka46 as well, just for the sake of her group and for her fans, we can only keep supporting her as she walks in a new path towards making her dream come true.

We present you “2588 Days - Documentary of Matsui Rena” from the DVD Bonus of SKE48’s 18th Single.

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Hurricane Katrina Through the Lens of Filmmakers: On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, here are four films (three documentaries and a narrative) that share the ineffable tragedy and personal stories of its victims. 

Trouble the Water (above) is a poignant retelling of the day the levees broke in New Orleans.  Directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin utilize terrifying raw home footage captured by a local couple during their struggle for survival.

Trouble the Water was supported by the Documentary Film Program and premiered during the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek shares the story of Derrick Evans, who discovers that corporate interests are threatening his ancestors’ gravesites in his hometown of Turkey Creek on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek received a Sundance Documentary Film Grant in 2010 and attended the 2011 Documentary Edit and Story Lab.

The Axe in the Attic tells the stories of disenfranchised victims of Katrina the filmmakers encounter as they embark on a journey from New England to New Orleans.

The Axe in the Attic received a Sundance Documentary Film Grant in 2006.

Beasts of the Southern Wild is set in a Louisiana bayou community where a ferocious six-year-old girl named Hushpuppy and her temperamental father, Wink, prepare for an impending storm that has triggered a community exodus.  While not a direct reference to Katrina, it’s impossible to disassociate the themes addressed in Beasts with the drama that played out in real life.

Beasts of the Southern Wild was supported by the Feature Film Program, premiered during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and won the Dramatic Grand Jury Prize and Excellence in Cinematography Award.

Trouble the Water, The Axe in the Attic, and Beasts of the Southern Wild are all available on VOD and Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek is streaming for free on World Channel through September 4th.  Find out more on the films and where to watch them here.

Film stills by Trouble the Water, Come Hell or High Water: The Battle for Turkey Creek, Lucia Small & Ed Pincus (The Axe in the Attic), and Jess Pinkham (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Untitled by Johannes Huwe

Shot with more than 10 years expired Kodak Gold film.

My new photostory ‘Namibia flight safari with expired film’ is now live at my diary

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WATCH: “CABRALISTA” (Part 1) - Documentary Film

Part 1 of a new documentary film trilogy exploring the legacy of anticolonial thinker and leader, Amilcar Cabral, and the rise of the Cabralist movement on the African continent.


photo by @randyolson | words by @neilshea13 — Setiel sits in the shallow brackish water wearing a thin coat of mud. She doesn’t say anything or complain, though the longer she sits the more she shivers. Her silence and patience make you want to reach out, offer a shirt, build a fire. Anything to warm her. She is always cold now, even on days like this, perfect endless days when the water’s warm and laps softly at your thighs. She gazes over the empty beach, past the hardened tracks of animals. The village is quite a ways off. There are a lot of bones on the shore. Setiel is perhaps 30 and has been sick for several months. Behind her stands the old healer, Galte, who scoops up more sediment and paints it across Setiel’s shoulders. The mud is supposed to be curative. Supposed to do what nurses in the clinic could not and draw out the evil spirits that haunt Setiel and cause her wasting illness. She and Galte go down for the cleansing many times. Each one the same. Galte paints Setiel with mud, chants a command at the spirits, rinses the mud, and the evil, away. Then the women wobble back to shore arm in arm. A few weeks after this photograph was made, Setiel died. She was buried somewhere near the lake, stones piled atop the grave to keep away hyenas and jackals. I wasn’t there to see it. At our last meeting we stood outside her house of sticks, my notebook open to a fresh blank page. It was mid-morning and already hot. Fishermen were walking home with their catches. She wrapped herself in a bright red blanket and told me she wasn’t afraid.

Setiel’s story appears in the August issue of @natgeo magazine, and is part of our ongoing project, #NGwatershedstories. You can find a short video of her and this Daasanach ritual on National Geographic’s web site. We’re very grateful to Setiel for her patience, and her willingness to share these intimate moments during what turned out to be the last few weeks of her life.

#2014 #africa #kenya #laketurkana #jadesea #daasanach #tribe #health #tradition #medicine #culture #portrait #documentary #everydayafrica #everydayeverywhere @thephotosociety @geneticislands


The Noble Fire of Ancient Slaves | Paolo Marchetti

Cite Soleil is one of the seven municipalities of Port-au-Prince and was born as a result of the depopulation of the Haitian countryside, supported by Delatour’s policy, who took over in ‘86 from Duvalier.

This political maneuver caused the subsequent rural exodus of thousands of Haitians, who were assigned to this area of the city, but without any infrastructure nor a prerequisite for socio-economic framework. This scenario made Cite Soleil the poorest municipality in Port-au-Prince — with about 70% of households having no access to a latrine, and unemployment affecting 50% of the population.

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Brave New Souls: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century

Directed by Brandon Easton

“ This documentary explores the thoughts, goals and inspirations of a new generation of Black creators in graphic novels, television, cinema, literature and digital media. 

Producer/director Brandon M. Easton wanted to shine much-needed light on new Black writers whose contributions and market awareness have been buried under the onslaught of the myriad of entertainment options in the 21st century. 

Brandon also wanted to provide a window into their creative process and expose both aspiring writers and potential fans to incredibly imaginative, witty and sophisticated storytelling that challenges your perception of reality. ”

I think you can watch it now for free if you sign up for Amazon Prime 30-day Trials (is free and you can leave the trial at any time)

To try it sign up for free here first

I tried it but sadly the streaming does not work in my country but I would be interested to know if it works for anyone else. Please leave me a message if you sign up and you can watch the movie.

After sign up go here to watch the movie: Amazon

Please let me know if it works, thank you.


Peter Dench: Drinking of England

On January 15th 1915, during the First World War, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, David Lloyd George exclaimed that Britain was “fighting Germans, Austrians and Drink, and as far as I can see the greatest of these foes is Drink.”

The Germans and Austrians may have been repelled, twice, but nearly a century on the battle of the booze continues.

The English have turned drinking into a national obsession, nearly an art form. A few national days of significance is far too limiting to the imaginative English imbiber, and hundreds of excuses have been found to indulge in a bender. The English are drinking younger, longer, faster and more cheaply than ever before. Binge drinking followed by public order problems are becoming increasingly common in towns and cities.

I was made in England on Saint Georges Day in 1972; I share a birthday with Shakespeare. Weighing into the world a hefty 10lbs 8oz, the smell of hops and yeast yanked at the nostrils from day one.

Devenish Brewery, where both my parents worked, provided the family home. Each fortnight my Dad would receive an allowance of a crate of bottled beer. If I did my chores, on a Friday night I might be allowed one. If I got up for school before everyone else I could drain the leftovers from the adults night before. I liked the taste, still do. The first time I got proper drunk was aged 12 at my former Junior School Summer Fete. Marc distracted the woman on the Hoopla while I placed the bamboo circle swiftly round the square that supported a bottle of Pomagne. The sun shone, the girls looked pretty, life was good.

Weymouth was a violent place to grow up. A Navy base deposited horny sailors into the town most weekends. The train station deposited horny workers from the Midlands factories during shutdown. The locals were always horny, and hungry, mostly thirsty. Throw in around 180 bars to the mix and something had to give. Often it was my chin. I loved it.

As youth beat a retreat and I traded in my cricket bat for a camera, it was inevitable that one day I would document the drinking habits of the English. Drinking of England is an often laugh-out-loud stagger to the four corners of this badly behaved nation.

The photographs take the viewer from the local pub to posh charity balls, horse race festivals to nightclubs and the hospital to the grave. What I discovered is that the nation’s favourite legal high is never far away. That drink is ultimately classless. Whether you are drinking £100 bottles of champagne or £1 bottles of cider, drink too much and the consequences are the same.

To England, CHEERS!

— Peter Dench


VIDEO: Nature’s Mood Rings: How Chameleons Really Change Color | Deep Look 

Chameleons don’t change color to match their environment. In fact, it’s just the opposite.

Their baseline is camouflage.

When chameleons are relaxed, they’re mostly green. They naturally blend into their home in the forest canopy. They even mimic leaves by dancing around a little.

But when they feel threatened, annoyed, or just want to show a little swagger, that’s when their color changes.

Scientists once thought that chameleons color-changing abilities allowed them to better camouflage themselves. Most species of chameleons live high in the forest canopy and their various shades of green provide natural camouflage. Even their movement provides camouflage – they dance around to mimic leaves blowing in the wind.

In fact, chameleons change color primarily to communicate with each other, as though they were living mood rings. Males will warn each other about their territory and females will change color to let males know whether they’re interested in breeding.

Read the article for this video on KQED Science: 

DEEP LOOK: a new ultra-HD (4K) short video series created by KQED San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

Explore big scientific mysteries by going incredibly small.