More than 250,000 Indian farmers have killed themselves… usually by drinking Monsanto pesticide!?!? Holy crap!
ITVS co-produced Bitter Seeds.
And the top 10 docs of 2012 are…
Here are Anthony Kaufman’s picks, hot off of the ReelPolitik press, so to speak.
You know I love the “top” lists! Here’s a hint.
Docs to the rescue. Take THAT, you science deniers!
TIME’s Person of the Year 2012: Vote for the People’s Choice
With the end of another year approaching, TIME magazine unveiled its “People’s Choice”candidates for the Person of the Year, which includes a wide range of newsmakers like Chinese dissident and artist Ai Weiwei, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (top row), 50 Shades of Greyauthor E.L. James, Undocumented Immigrants and Korean singer PSY (middle row), as well as Australian skydiver Felix Baumgartner, The Higgs Boson Particle and Mars Curiosity Rover (bottom row) among many others. The voting will stay open until 11:59 p.m. on December 12 and the winner will be announced on December 14, while the editor’s choice will be announced on December 21 with the release of its last issue of the year.
Who is your “person of the year?”
New Film Explores What’s at Stake in the Mekong
“What will hydropower development mean for the citizens of the Mekong River? A new film, ‘Mekong’, produced by Douglas Varchol and developed with support from the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food as well as IUCN and Sida explores this question.” — The NonProfit Press
Have you been shop, shop, shopping since Black Friday?? Well, it’s time to do some giving to rebalance your karma.
A number of rock star organizations have joined forces to create the very first #GivingTuesday, a national movement to add a day of charity and doing good to the lineup of national shopping days Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
What cause do you care about? Today is a great time to give to your favorite charity!
Jim Karpen likes our iPhone app. (Did you even know there is such a thing as iPhone Life Magazine?)
An Escape From Sex Slavery:
She remembers a home that looked fancy on the outside but ominous on the inside, a dark maze of bare chambers. She remembers the parade of men, one after the other, day by day, forcing her to have sex. She remembers contemplating death. She wasn’t yet 10 years old.
Her name is Sreypich Loch, and she was a slave in a Cambodian brothel. If she refused sex, she says, she would be beaten, shocked with an electric cord, denied food and water. “What else could I do?” she asks.
Loch, now around 20 years old, managed to escape that world and works today to rescue other girls. She helps grab them out of brothels, and she hosts a radio show in Phnom Penh, giving the girls a forum for their stories. It’s a groundbreaking effort for a young woman and former sex slave in this male-dominated society.
She hopes that by talking about her past, she will help people understand that slavery is alive and well. When people “hear the voice of the survivor,” she says on a recent visit to New York City, “we can help others.”
A powerful story in this week’s Newsweek. Read the whole thing.