The Interpreters who worked alongside American and NATO forces in Afghanistan are among our bravest and most loyal allies. They played an essential role in sourcing intelligence and educating Western troops about the local culture. Now they're in danger of being abandoned.
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Sam Jones is the seventh generation pitmaster of his family’s BBQ restaurant, the Skylight Inn. Since 1947, the restaurant has become an icon in the BBQ world for selling one thing and one thing only: chopped Eastern-style North Carolina whole hog pork—served only on a bun or in a tray with corn bread.
As Sam Jones says, when the customers arrive at Skylight Inn, “they’ve already made the decision of what they’re gonna be eating for lunch, it’s just a matter of how much of it they’re gonna have.”
Women across America who are seeking abortions are accidentally booking appointments at crisis pregnancy centers — pro-life, government-funded religious centers that don't provide abortions, but instead try to talk women out of terminating their pregnancies. VICE News investigated the misleading practices used by crisis pregnancy centers to draw in women with unplanned pregnancies, and the misinformation that is spread to discourage them from pursuing abortions.
When other treatments failed, Emily Whitehead was the first patient to receive life-saving treatment in a breakthrough pediatric clinical trial. The Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon raised over 40 million dollars for groundbreaking cancer research.
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Is Germany the next victim of a terrorist attack?
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The Henry brothers, Asheem and Jelani, were born exactly one year apart to the day, in the warm Junes of 1991 and ‘92. “I always felt there was something special about that,” says their mother Alethia. “A little bit of magic.” The two grew up together in their mother’s small apartment on the corner of 129th Street and Malcolm X Boulevard in New York’s Harlem neighborhood.This is the untold story of Jelani Henry, who says Facebook likes landed him in Rikers.
Director, Editor, Cinematographer.
Cine Golden Eagle Award.
Along Nicaragua’s Miskito Coast, commercial lobster diving is the largest industry, employing over 5,000 Nicaraguans, mostly indigenous Miskito Indians. It’s an industry that affects the livelihoods of 50,000 men, women and children, and contributes millions of dollars to the regional economy. Since the early 1990s, over 90% of the lobster caught in Nicaragua has been exported to the United States and sold via international distributors to supermarkets and restaurant chains. Unlike small-scale fishing methods, the commercial diving industry uses SCUBA technology and large, re-purposed shrimping vessels to catch lobster in deep waters far off-shore.
MY VILLAGE, MY LOBSTER features exclusive testimony from a cast of compelling central characters: lobster divers who have been injured from the bends while diving; boat owners and captains who are responsible for their divers’ safety; a hyperbaric medicine specialist who treats injured divers; and diving boat crew members who have witnessed divers die from the bends firsthand.
Esta Semana, Canal 12, Nicaragua - Two broadcasts of 20-minute segment on Esta Semana, a national news magazine show
Primera Hora, Canal 2, Nicaragua - National morning show.
KCET’s Earth Focus Program on LinkTV
Film Festival Official Selections:
International Wildlife Film Festival - Missoula, Montana
DC Environmental Film Festival - Washington, DC
BLUE Ocean Film Festival - Monterrey, California
Seaflower Film Festival - Old Providence, Colombia
Third Goal Film Festival - Columbia, Missouri
Tutti Nello Stessi Piatto Food and Cultural Fest - Stento, Italy
Queens World Film Festival - Queens, NY
Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival - Santo Domingo/Punta Cana, DR
Justice Film Festival - Philadelphia, PA
Colorado Environmental Film Festival - Golden, CO
Seoul Green Film Festival - Seoul, Korea
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival - Austin, TX
Arizona International Film Festival - Tucson, AZ
Southern Colorado Film Festival - Alamosa, CO
Department of Labor, in conjunction with USAID, NOAA (Department of Commerce), and State Department - Washington, DC
Tranquilo Cafe - Little Corn Island, Nicaragua - 3 screenings to groups of lobster fishermen
Casa de los Tres Mundos - Granada, Nicaragua
Encuentros - Granada, Nicaragua
Centro Cultural de España en Nicaragua - Managua, Nicaragua
Casa Canadiense - Toronto, Canada
Dive Equipment and Marketing Association Trade Show - Las Vegas, NV
University of New Mexico Department of Economics and Latin American Studies - Albuquerque, NM
University of Hawaii, Manoa Campus - Manoa, Hawaii
Marine Protected Areas Regional Conference - San Andres, Colombia
Cinema Village - New York, New York
Nomad Theater - Boulder, CO
For more information and credits, including links for sale/rent, please visit TheLobsterFilm.com.
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After Kony-Staging Hope tells the riveting story of a cross-cultural collaboration between a group of American actors and 14 formerly abducted Ugandan child soldiers as they work together on a theater program in war-torn northern Uganda.
Audience Award: Philadelphia Film Festival
24 Hours of Lemons is the Burning Man of amateur car races. People wear wacky costumes. They drive junky cars with elaborate designs. And they drink. A lot.
Thanks to SoundCloud and Spotify, and to shows like Serial and StartUp, we're at the cusp of a new, on-demand era of radio.
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The true story about Michael Manos, once dubbed "The Glam Scammer", is now reinventing himself from rock bottom. After serving a 16 year sentence for his role in a late 80s kidnapping, Manos spent years across the country, under various aliases, running a wide range of successful businesses, only to rubber band back into the New York State Dept. of Corrections system on parole violations. Film picks up after his most recent release from state prison when he attempts to change his life again, for the last time.
We sat down with Norman Lear in his Hollywood office where he shared the story of how he overcame his persistent writer’s block—what he calls "shit in the head"—while working the film Come Blow Your Horn.
Companion photos to the documentary film "After Kony, Staging Hope".
Companion photos to the film "My Village, My Lobster", 2012.
During Air Force Week earlier this year, the team at Gadling Labs was invited out to witness a demonstration of the KC-10 Extender refueling four F-15 aircraft over the open sky just off the coast of Cape Cod.
We took a morning Air Train to meet the departing crew out of New York’s JFK Airport. Manned by a crew of nearly a dozen, the Extender’s mission is to refuel aircraft in flight, but their hospitality and attitudes on this day were just as awe inspiring. It was a great trip, and we’re thankful to the folks in the Air Force who invited us along on their journey.
Safety is top priority for airlines around the world, and each crew member goes through weeks of recurrent training to prepare for emergencies. They do it in an a flight training center, where situations such as fires, bail outs and all sorts of other crises can be simulated and practiced.
At Finnair, this place is called the Flight Academy, a sprawling complex on the outskirts of Helsinki airport. Gadling Labs stopped by to get a taste of the action, and left amazed and humbled by the great work underway.
Casting away most comforts afforded a modern traveler, Gadling Labs typically ventures out as cost-effective as possible; be it on a boat, the back of a pickup truck or the occasional Mongolian yak. But when Singapore Airlines announced they were bringing the A380 to the United States, we couldn’t resist.