Carne y Arena

p. 79 Every Hollywood studio you can imagine-21st Century Fox, Paramount, Warner Bross.-Has already invested in virtual reality. They have made VR experiences based on their own movies, like interstellar or ghost in the Shell, and they have invested in other VR companies. Hollywood directors like Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow) and Robert Stromberg (Maleficent) have taken VR project. And the progress is exhilarating. Alejandro GOnzalez Inarritu, a 4-Time Oscar winner for best director 2014 movie Birdman, won best picture, received this special achievement Academy award in 2017 for a VR Schwartz he made. Yet Carne Y Arena, which puts viewers insight a harrowing journey from Mexico to the United States, is nothing like a movie, or even a video game.

When you premiered at the Cannes film Festival in early 2017, it was housed in an airplane hangar; viewers were a shirt, barefoot, into a room with a sand-covert floor, where they could watch and interact with other people trying to make it over the border. Arrests, detention centers, dehydration-the extremity of the human condition happening all around you. India announcement, the Academy of motion picture arts and sciences called the peas “deeply emotional and physically immersive”

From Rubin, Peter. Future Presence.

Peter Rubin Future Presence

Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/how-a-slovakian-neo-nazi-got-elected

Thu 14 Feb 2019 

In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now he’s running for president.

Malala Yousafzai on life in the UK

‘It felt as if we had landed on the moon’: Malala Yousafzai on life in the UK

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/12/it-felt-as-if-we-had-landed-on-the-moon-malala-yousafzai-on-life-in-the-uk

hose early days in Birmingham reminded me of being internally displaced in Pakistan – except the faces, the food, and the language here were foreign.

We were comfortable, we were being well taken care of – but it had not been our choice to come here and we missed home.

Orban’s Russian connection

education refugee girls

Refugee Girls Want to Change the World. Will We Let Them?

Although cultural tides are shifting, a lack of educational resources and opportunities makes it hard for girls to reach their potential.

Fascism and Football

Fascism and Football: Death and Hatred in the Soccer Stadium

 

man drives car into crowd in Germany

Several people injured after man drives car into crowd in Germany

Man arrested in Bottrop over what police say appears to have been an intentional attack

A man has been arrested in Germany after driving his car into a crowd of people, injuring at least four, in what appears to have been an intentional attack directed at immigrants.