documentary of the year

the-chameleanne  asked:

Hello there, happy Sunday :) with your recent post about Ed and Eli, I've been wondering for some time now what the differences are between an alter and a fragment and how you cooperate/interact with each other? Is Cobe another fragment or alter too? Also thank you for running this blog, you guys do an amazing job of bringing attention to DID and educating people in such a warm and patient way :) I've been following you guys since the BBC Three documentary a few years ago and you're all amazing!

Thanks Hun =] that’s great - thanks for following us for so long

Fragments are generally considered more 2D than alters - often generally carrying specific emotions/memories at the least of their characteristic

We (and this is our own opinion) believe that all alters begin as fragments - just like a baby exploring the world for the first time - parts need to develop by their experiences of the world. They may know a few things about themselves and their preferences - but asking more specific questions - for example: “what’s your favourite flavour?” “How do you react in these situations?” “do you like marmite?” may be unknown and leave them blank - they don’t know because they haven’t experienced it yet

When fragments build on that it tends to be a hit or miss - either met with indifference and an unwillingness to participate in anything but their intended role, or they may be interested and be able to build on what they have - they need to form their own connections and pathways within the brain just like any other alter does and this takes time to develop

A split like Jake had with Cobe and Ed had with Eli tends to happen under trauma or stress. In our case - both stressors/traumas were linked with the alter most affected

If you jump on thin ice enough it’ll break - and that’s exactly what’s occurred


The Grammys just made it crystal clear: It values music that is plain, safe and white.

Beyoncé’s Lemonade went into the night a critical favorite by far, but every time it went up against Adele’s 25, it lost. Adele’s “Hello” took best pop solo performance over Beyoncé’s “Hold Up;” it also took song of the year over “Formation,” making for a clean sweep for Adele.

The Lemonade visual album — arguably the most powerful aspect of Beyoncé’s release, and a film widely hailed as one of the most ambitious and profound creations in that medium — was beat out by a Beatles tour documentary for best music film.

We’ve seen this special brand of erasure year in and year out at the Grammys. For the past eight years, white artists have taken the show’s album of the year award over black artists. 

Adele’s win simply reinforces the norm and provides even further proof that Grammy voters have trouble recognizing quality black art. Read more (Opinion)

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The U.S. Government is finally ready to go public with the truth about Area 51 and they hire a documentary crew to film them for several years. Thankfully, this crew is used to surprising antics and complicated relationships. Welcome to The Office: Area 51.

Stephen Hawking says humans need to leave Earth within the next 100 years or face extinction

  • Stephen Hawking, a world-renowned physicist, says it’s almost time for humans to bid farewell to their home planet.
  • In the upcoming BBC documentary Expedition New Earth, Hawking suggests humans have 100 years to colonize elsewhere or prepare for the extinction of our species. Read more (5/3/17)

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5 Films That Will Inspire You to Leave Animals off the Menu

1. Earthlings
Inspiring countless people to ditch meat, this 2005 documentary narrated by famed actor Joaquin Phoenix explores our relationship with non-human animals, including those used in food production.

2. Forks Over Knives
Struggling with heart disease? Looking to reduce your risk of cancer? This film details the health benefits of a plant-based diet, including reduced risk and even reversal of most chronic diseases.

3. Speciesism: The Movie
This film addresses the core concepts of Peter Singer’s seminal book, Animal Liberation, with a touch of much-needed humor.

4. Cowspiracy
Released just last year, this documentary explains how our meat-heavy diets impact everything from climate change and species extinction to land and water wastage. You’ll never look at meat the same way again.

5. Vegucated
This film documents three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers on their journey towards a vegan diet, including the often humorous challenges they face along the way.


Today in Japan, it is March 31st and Shiota Kouhei’s (Tanaka Ryuunosuke)’s birthday~!!!

Happy 27th birthday, to Kouhei, Karasuno’s best senpai!!!  This will be his second year in a row celebrating his birthday while working on Haikyuu!  And this year, his birthday lands on the opening night of their Miyagi tour!!!

You can wish him a happy birthday on his Twitter (x) or his Instagram (x)!  
He’ll appreciate knowing he has western fans so feel free to leave a message in English, but if you’d like to say Happy Birthday in Japanese, just copy paste


This award is so much larger than me. This moment is about visibility and about representation. What and who we see in the media defines our perception of the world around us, and so to see ourselves in this picture of what is ‘normal’ and what is acceptable and what is beautiful is absolutely vital. In saying that, so much of the work that has contributed to our progress as a community is far less glamorous than the work that I’m being honored for tonight.

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Hey guys, here is the official Documentary Danie and I worked on for a year and a half. I’m so stoked to finally share my journey with you all. Cheers, and enjoy! 

ok let’s talk about this beautiful angel because I already have ideas/thoughts on her 

She’s from a small town in Iowa. She went to DuPaul for a degree in communications. She thought she was going to get a masters in comm or marketing but she ended up switching to a film degree with a minor in advertising. She tried living in New York for a few years working for a documentary film company. She liked the idea of living in a city but hated the size. She moved to Providence. She grew up on football but learned to tolerate hockey in Chicago (and love it in New York, she’s secretly a Rangers fan)

How they met: she shelled out for seats behind Snowy at a Falcs v Rangers game just so she could chirp him. You’d think she wouldn’t be very loud but you’d be wrong. 


22 years ago today (1st February) Richey Edwards disappeared, on the day he was due to start an American tour with his band, the Manic Street Preachers. He was never found again.


Once Ambulante came as a festival and established a network of connections with the audience, it’d be absurd not to keep on going. It’d also be very sad to live in that reality of contrasts where for three months you watch the most important documentaries and then it disappears for the rest of the year.