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Fish Story is Japanese Punk Rock and a Champion of Justice

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 23°C] I just finished watching Japanese director, Yoshihiro Nakamura’s 10th film, Fish Story and the title track is now playing over and over in a video loop and I just can’t enough of it. I want to buy the album but the website is entirely in Japanese so I’ve embedded the video to get easy access to the song whenever I need a taste of pre-Sex Pistols Japanese punk rock. The film is good too. A definite keeper and future cult classic, that is, if we survive the 2012 Apocalypse. The film is set in several time...

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Jacmel Youth From Ciné Institute Film Their Shaken World

[Montréal, Québec, Canada 6°C] Before the January 12th earthquake shook the ground from beneath Haiti’s foundations, pulling the roofs down onto the people of Jacmel, Ciné Institute used the power of cinema to educate and empower Haitian youth in the coastal city south of Port-au-Prince. Just like other educational institutions, Ciné Institute was devastated with its building—where it housed its equipment, trained aspiring filmmakers and held its weekly screenings—came crashing down two weeks ago. Students from the institute, whose own houses were destroyed, dug cameras and other equipment out from under the rubble and began capturing images of destruction and...