06/10/2015

WHAT A MOVIE: ‘Investment’ by Marcel Juan

This short film directed by Marcel Juan opens a section that collects documentaries and audiovisual fiction pieces that deal with any matter from a humanistic point of view.

Marcel Juan is a director and photographer from Barcelona. He studied graphic design, but his interest in photography and the moving image has gradually taken an interest in these areas . His audiovisual and images owe much to the graphic influences he received in the early years of his career and are marked by a particular sense of tempo, framing, aesthetics and light. In his work he highlights the taste for poetic, human, and sometimes certain notes of humor and surrealism. He has directed commercials, music videos, fashion films, mini-series for television, curtains for multiple channels, films and audiovisual museum of the Brazil Cup in Rio de Janeiro. You can learn and deepen their work and creative universe on his own website: www.marceljuan.com

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Filmado durante cinco años en 25 países diferentes, sus espectaculares tomas y su línea no narrativa lo convierten en el mejor exponente del nuevo género documental que el cineasta Godfrey Reggio comenzara allá por los años 80 con su trilogía 'Qatsi', de la que Ron Fricke fue director de fotografía.'Samsara' is a Sanskrit word meaning world or cyclic existence, and also the title of a documentary directed by Ron Fricke and produced by Mark Magidson. The film is about one of their favorite themes: the relationship between humanity and eternity. According to Fricke himself, the film is divided into four parts: Creation —spirit takes form—, Matter —one turn of the wheel—, Samsara —the wheel of life— and Renaissance. The shocking images and music are enough to create a visual poem that tries to capture the differences and similarities between different ways of understanding and living life, depending on where the planet we are living. Filmed over five years in 25 different countries, its spectacular shots and the non-narrative line make it the best example of the new genre documentary that filmmaker Godfrey Reggio began back in the 80's with his trilogy 'Qatsi', of which Ron Fricke was the director of photography. 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Considerado uno de los autores más destacados de la literatura latinoamericana, sus libros más conocidos son 'Memoria del fuego' y 'Las venas abiertas de América Latina', que han sido traducidos a más de 20 idiomas. Su obra trasciende géneros, combinando documental, ficción, periodismo, análisis político e historia. En este vídeo, introducción a su entrevista en el programa brasileño de televisión 'Sangue Latino' (Sangre Latina), nos cuenta un cuento acerca de lo iguales y diferentes que somos los seres humanos.Eduardo Galeano is a Uruguayan journalist and writer. Considered as one of the most prominent authors of Latin American literature, his most known books are 'Memory of Fire' and 'Open Veins of Latin America', which have been translated to more than 20 languages. His works transcends genres, combining documentary, fiction, journalism, political analysis and history. In this video, introduction to his interview at Brazilian television program 'Sangue Latino' (Latin Blood), he tells us a story about how equal and different are human beings. 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Compositor de rock y escritor, comienza su trayectoria musical en la Barcelona de finales de los setenta. Con el bajista Teo Serrano forma varios grupos, como Los Pintalabios y Los Rompecorazones. En 1980 forma Los Intocables junto a Teo Serrano y José María Sanz Beltrán, 'Loquillo', y en 1982 Los Trogoditas ya sólo con Loquillo, con quien es responsable de éxitos como 'La mataré', 'Todo el mundo ama a Isabel', 'Carne para Linda', 'Cadillac solitario', 'El rompeolas', 'Autopista', 'El ritmo del garaje' o 'Rock'n'roll star', entre otros. En 2000 se licencia en Filología Hispánica por la Universidad de Barcelona y ese mismo año se integra en el equipo responsable de los cuatro tomos de 'La vida escrita por las mujeres', de la Editorial Lumen, sobre las mujeres escritoras pioneras en España. Paralelamente ha publicado cuatro libros: 'Corre, rocker: crónica personal de los ochenta' (2000), 'Limusinas y estrellas: medio siglo de rock (1954–2004)' (2004), 'Hotel Tierra' (2006) e 'Historia del hambre y la sed' (2006). También ha colaborado con diversos medios periodísticos españoles como El País, El Mundo, ABC, La Razón, Diario 16, El Periódico de Catalunya y La Vanguardia.'Artists are like the old watchmen who warn of what threatens the tribe'. Rock composer and writer, began his musical career in Barcelona in the late seventies. With bassist Teo Serrano form several groups, including Los Pintalabios and Los Rompecorazones. In 1980 form Los Intocables with Teo Serrano and José María Sanz Beltrán, 'Loquillo', and in 1982 Los Trogoditas just with Loquillo, with whom is responsible for hits like 'La mataré', 'Todo el mundo ama a Isabel', 'Carne para Linda', 'Cadillac solitario', 'El rompeolas', 'Autopista', 'El ritmo del garaje' o 'Rock'n'roll star', among others. In 2000 he graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Barcelona and the same year is integrated into the team responsible for the four volumes of 'Life written by women' by the Editorial Lumen, on pioneering women writers in Spain. In parallel has published four books: 'Run, rocker: personal chronicle of the eighties' (2000), 'Limousines and Stars: half a century of rock (1954-2004)' (2004), 'Hotel Earth' (2006) and 'History of hunger and thirst' (2006). He has also collaborated with various Spanish media as El País, El Mundo, ABC, La Razón, Diario 16, El Periódico de Catalunya and La Vanguardia." ["post_title"]=> string(116) "WHAT ABOUT: El futuro por Sabino MéndezWHAT ABOUT: The future by Sabino Méndez" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(38) "what-about-the-future-by-sabino-mendez" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2021-05-05 15:00:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2021-05-05 13:00:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(29) "http://whatonline.org/?p=5373" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [3]=> object(WP_Post)#1807 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(902) ["post_author"]=> string(3) "420" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2012-09-17 00:01:45" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2012-09-16 22:01:45" ["post_content"]=> string(3950) "Según la definición más común de la Real Academia Española, la música es el arte de combinar los sonidos de la voz humana o de los instrumentos, o de unos y otros a la vez, de modo que produzcan deleite, conmoviendo la sensibilidad, ya sea alegre, ya tristemente. Así pues, la RAE atribuye a la música el 'poder' de conmover, bien para alegrarnos o entristecernos. El concepto de música ha ido evolucionando desde su origen en la antigua Grecia, donde era una de las seis bellas artes, junto a la arquitectura, la escultura, la pintura, la literatura y la danza. Es innegable, por tanto, que la música es algo inmaterial, a veces difícil de definir. El origen de la palabra viene del griego y significa 'el arte de las musas', ya que los antiguos helenos consideraban que estaba inspirada por estas diosas. La música puede ser un simple reflejo de un estado de ánimo, pero también puede modificarlo. La Historia está repleta de ejemplos de ambos casos: acordémonos de himnos que mostraban un sentir general —la canción 'Libertad sin ira', del grupo Jarcha, en la Transición española— o melodías que han contribuido a ver las cosas de otra manera, incluso a cambiarlas —Los Beatles, por ejemplo, llegaron a ser percibidos como la encarnación de los ideales progresistas, extendiendo su influencia en las revoluciones sociales y culturales de la década de 1960—. Tampoco podemos olvidar movimientos como el punk, con los Sex Pistols a la cabeza. Sin embargo, parece que desde entonces este poder transformador está diluido. Son tiempos duros los que estamos viviendo, y la música tiene un papel de simple divertimento. Nadie, o muy pocos, componen concienciados de que la música es capaz de ser mucho más. O puede que lo hagan, pero su trabajo no consigue llegar a nuestros oídos, bien por el mercantilismo que impera, bien porque la sociedad aún no es verdaderamente consciente de que las cosas deben cambiar. Confiemos en que la música vuelva a ser un motor de cambio que remueva conciencias. ¡Habrá que tener los oídos bien abiertos!According to the most common definition of the Royal Spanish Academy, music is the art of combining sounds of the human voice or instruments, or both at a time, so as to produce pleasure, stirring up sensitivity either happily or sadly. So, the RAE attributes to music the 'power' of moving either to cheer or to sadden. The concept of music has evolved from its origins in ancient Greece, where it was one of six fine arts, along with architecture, sculpture, painting, literature and dance. Therefore, it is undeniable, that music is something intangible, sometimes difficult to define. The origin of the word comes from greek and means 'the art of the Muses', as the ancient Greeks believed that it was inspired by these goddesses. Music can be a simple reflection of a state of mind, but it can also modify it. History is full with examples of both cases: remember hymns which showed a general feeling —the song 'Libertad sin ira', by Jarcha, a group from the Spanish Transition— or melodies that have helped to see things differently, even to change them —The Beatles, for example, came to be perceived as the incarnation of progressive ideals, extending its influence during the social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s—. We can’t forget neither movements like punk, lead by the Sex Pistols. However, it seems that since then, this transformer power is diluted. We are currently living hard times and music plays the role of a simple entertainment. No one, or very few, compose aware that music can be much more. Or maybe they do, but their work can not reach our ears, either because mercantilism is prevailing or either because society is still not truly aware that things must change Let us hope that music will become again an engine of change that will stir minds up. We will have to keep our ears wide open!" 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