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Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

I don't know why I find it so interesting, but this one, The Socialist, the Architect, and the Twisted Tower has been one of my favorites for a few years now. It tells the tale of Malmo's "turning torso" residential building, and the conflicts between the designer, Santiago Calatrava, and the head of the housing association, Johnny Orback. Sadly I can't find a link to the actual documentary but hopefully you fine folks can, uh, find it elsewhere.

http://www.linktv.org/programs/architect

It plays on Link TV every once in a while, so you can always see it there.

Here's the beast itself:


Click here for the full 1536x2048 image.

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Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Herbicidal Maniac posted:

I'll definitely have a lot to watch in the coming weeks, this is awesome.

A good documentary if you want to look at how animals are treated in society, but want to leave out the crazy PETA poo poo, look at the documentary Earthlings. It's very powerful and doesn't sugar coat anything. Be careful though, We saw this with an entire class, and there wasn't a person who wasn't crying. You might even become a vegitarian for a while, I did.

possibly if you have a heart.
http://www.earthlings.com/

Like most deluded humans, I've always avoided watching stuff like this. But I watched that trailer. loving hell.

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Samurai Goat posted:

Should I even ask for some text-version of that Earthlings.com trailer, or is that too much for this thread? Because if it is, I'm perfectly willing to sit in ignorance.


I don't even know what that means. I think there's a voice-over in the trailer, perhaps by Joaquin Phoenix, as he was pictured on the site, but the words are meaningless. (Maybe this project is what drove him insane.) Unless you're planning on starting some kind of crusade in your life, really, just forget about this thing. I thought maybe it was the mood I was in, or my meds, or god knows what, but despite watching my share of "shock videos" on the internet -- and being genuinely disturbed and sickened by them -- this particular trailer -- just the trailer, mind you -- hosed me up to the point where, days later, just reading others' accounts of having watched it, my head is spinning and my hands are shaking.

But here's my text version, just in case: It's animals being tortured, killed, and filmed in horrific close-up for reasons that I don't even want to know. Yes, there's the familiar "factory farm" stuff, the geese being force-fed with foot-long tubes, the pigs and cows being stuffed together in cells of varying sizes then bludgeoned and gutted; but there are other images I have no explanation for, and do not want to understand. I saw a dog's neck being crushed into mud by a boot, saw something -- I don't even know what -- being skinned alive and its face filling up the screen because the camera operator zoomed in and stood there filming. There's lots of spasming and bugging eyes and suffering. I think I saw a dog being thrown into a trash compactor. I don't know. Luckily I seem to have forgotten most of it. I'm only writing this in the hope that a) through some kind of catharsis I rid myself of the lingering memories, and b) other people will skip this video -- unless, as I said, you're intent on funneling your disgust and sadness into some kind of real activism.

Foamball posted:

It's not so bad. I made it the whole film.

I hope that's trollspeak.

Von Sloneker fucked around with this message at 17:39 on Feb 20, 2010

Von Sloneker
Jul 6, 2009

as if all this was something more
than another footnote on a postcard from nowhere,
another chapter in the handbook for exercises in futility

Miss Areola Canasta posted:

I have a request. I saw a documentary forever ago called Fat Girls and Feeders - about 'fat admirers' and those awful men who stuff their wives like foie gras ducks until they're immobile blobs. Can anyone find a streaming copy?

Earthlings is looking pretty good right about now.

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