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War Photographer James Nachtwey shows his life’s work

Accepting his 2007 TED Prize, James Nachtwey talks about his decades as a photojournalist and (anti)war photographer. He shares and explains a slide show of pictures covering a variety of armed conflicts and social issues throughout the globe.

„I have been a witness, and these pictures are my testimony. The events I have recorded should not be forgotten and must not be repeated.“ (James Nachtwey)

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Mark Brecke – „Google Tech Talks“ Video on Darfur/Sudan

a tense SLA rebel stands guard following a Sudanese army ambush in north Darfur,

Mark Brecke is an independent filmmaker and documentary photographer.

Covering ten years and three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe), his work documents the stories of people victimized by war, ethnic conflict, and genocide.

The focus of Mark’s recent work is on the crisis in the Darfur region of Sudan. From October to late

December of last year (2004), he visited the and traveled for five weeks in Darfur with the SLA (Sudanese Liberation Army).

In this Google Tech Talkpresents his photos, shares his remarkable stories, and gives us some insight into the complex situation of the Darfur crisis (shocking Images!).

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Mit offenen Karten – Der Sudan-Erdoel und Darfur
September 12, 2008, 2:34 pm
Filed under: China, Deutsch, Doku, Sudan, Talk, Video | Schlagwörter: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Hier ist auch mal wieder ein Deutscher Beitrag. Jean-Christophe Victor erklärt in seiner Sendung „Mit offenen Karten“ anhand von Karten und Daten die wesentlichen Fakten des Darfur-Konfliktes im Sudan.

Zu Beachten ist, dass die Sendung c.a. ein Jahr alt ist (05. September 2007).

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Darfur in 10 Minutes: An Overview of the Conflict in Sudan
September 10, 2008, 11:20 pm
Filed under: Doku, English, Sudan, Talk, World | Schlagwörter: , ,

A brief overview of the Darfur conflict from a friend of mine who has spent a considerable amount of time „on the ground This video is a brief overview of the conflict in Darfur.



Phillip Zimbardo – The Lucifer Effect

What makes good people do bad things? How can moral people be seduced to act immorally? Where is the line separating good from evil, and who is in danger of crossing it? Renow-ned social psychologist Philip Zimbardo has the answers, and in The Lucifer Effect he explains how—and the myriad reasons why—we are all susceptible to the lure of „the dark side.“ Drawing on examples from history as well as his own trailblazing research, Zimbardo details how situational forces and group dynamics can work in concert to make monsters out of decent men and women. Zimbardo, professor emeritus of psychology at Stanford University, is perhaps best known as the creator of the Stanford Prison Experiment. For the first time, he tells the full story of this landmark study, in which a group of college-student volunteers was randomly divided into „guards“ and „inmates“ and then placed in a mock prison environment. Within a week the study was abandoned, as ordinary college students were transformed into either brutal, sadistic guards or emotionally broken prisoners. This event took place October 4, 2007 at Google Headquarters in Mountain View, CA «

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Coffee and Cigarettes – Tom Waits & Iggy Pop
September 4, 2008, 9:57 pm
Filed under: English, Humor, Music, Talk, Video | Schlagwörter: , , , ,

Scene from Jim Jarmusch’s „Coffee and Cigarettes



Lennart Green: Close-up card magic
September 2, 2008, 11:32 pm
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Have some good fun with Lennard Green doing this great magic performance!