Remember, remember The fifth of November The gunpowder treason and plot I know of no reason why the gunpowder treason should ever be forgot.
World Zombie Day is an international annual event that grew from Pittsburgh’s first Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall in 2006 – the site where George Romero filmed Dawn of the Dead - to help all fans of Zombie culture come together in an international effort to relieve hunger and homelessness. More than 50 cities worldwide participate in World Zombie Day, including New York, Pittsburgh, Paris, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, and Tokyo.
Chateau de la Police.
Before heading to the Villa Albanaise we decided to check out the Chateau du Foret. We parked the car in a village 2km away and walked there. After criss-crossing the forest for 10 minutes we arrived at the back of the chateau. Built in 1860 in the Neo-Tudor style, and formerly owned by a Belgian Royal, it has been empty for over 10 years, while the heirs battle it out in the courts. We took a few shots, then, as we headed round to the front entrance we heard voices. We peeked over the bushes. Two cops were standing there. Did they know we were coming? Back into the undergrowth quick, I leapt over the most evil smelling ditch of stagnant water and plowed face first into a pool of nettles.
Tempora is the codename for a secret data gathering operation run by Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that Tempora surpasses even the American Prism program in scope. Never before in the history of the world has a government had so much information about their citizens at its fingertips!
What do we know about Tempora? Is it legal? And what are the potential implications for citizens and democracy? Watch the video to find out!
Dave Miles, founder of www.stoptempora.com is calling for a public inquiry into the legality of Tempora, as well as campaigning for an independent body to investigate complaints against the Intelligence Services.
In a secluded spot on the English and Welsh border lies this old Manor Farmhouse where time has stood still for the past 40 years. Squeezing through a narrow window I enter a dust filled room, part of the floor has caved in revealing the dark cellar beneath, the rotting wood creaks as I sneak along the side of the room to the safety of the hallway....Read More
The London Guantanamo Campaign protests in front of the United States Embassy to highlight the plight of the Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strikers. Marking 101 days of hunger strike by 100 of the 166 detainees.Read More
Short Trailer for our upcoming documentary feature "Princes of the Yen"
"Only power that is hidden, is power that endures."
Princes of the Yen is a feature documentary based on a book of the same name by Professor Richard Werner.
Set in 20th Century Japan, the documentary explores the role and power of Central Banks, and how they can be used to change a country's economic, political and social structures. This “structural change” has in recent decades become ever more prevalent, from the Latin American crises in the 1970’s and 1980’s, to the Asian crises and the present European debt crises, the mechanisms and aims are always the same, as are the claims of efficiency and progress. This documentary explains how such changes are engineered, and how Central Banks play a pivotal role in this process. The documentary makes the claim, that this “progress” is in fact merely an attempt to maintain the balance of global power. We are not so much working for our own personal gain, as we are working for the continuance of a global balance of power, whose dominant actors need no introduction. It is in this global struggle that central banks play a key role.Read More
Located in a small backwater hamlet 2 hours from Tokyo, the Old West Amusement Park closed in 2007.
It features a 1/3 size replica of Mt. Rushmore which cost $27 million to build.
Every year for Carnival season, residents of the Swiss Alpine town of Einsiedeln get out their pitchforks and whips to banish evil spirits. Einsiedeln is also the location of one of Switzerlands largest Catholic monasteries. While officially the origins of the custom remain unknown, it is worthwhile to consider that historically much of the land in this area was owned by the monastery, and the population consisted of poor tenant farmers.
Nara Dreamland is an abandoned theme park in Nara, Japan. It closed its doors in 2006.
Filmed on the 5D MarkIII - Sigma 12-24mm - Canon 24-105mRead More
Students call for Revolution at the Student march against Fees and Cuts. (November 2012)
Music is by Godspeed You Black Emperor
The corporate municipality of the City of London stages it's annual tour de force, the Lord Mayor's show.
Okunoin is the largest cemetery in Japan. Mt. Kōya is primarily known as the world headquarters of the Kōyasan Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.
Shingon Buddhism (真言宗 Shingon-shū) is one of the mainstream major schools of Japanese Buddhism and one of the few surviving Esoteric Buddhist lineages that started in the 3rd to 4th century CE that originally spread from India to China through traveling monks.
Today, there are very few books on Shingon in the West and until the 1940s, not a single book on Shingon had ever been published anywhere in the world, not even in Japan. Since this lineage was brought over to Japan from Tang Dynasty China over 1,100 years ago, its doctrines have always been closely guarded secrets, passed down orally through an initiatic chain and never written down.
Music by Krzysztof Komeda (Rosemary's baby soundtrack)
This is imagery from our recent trip to Japan for our forthcoming documentary feature “Princes of the Yen”. Based on a book by Professor Richard Werner, “Princes of the Yen” explores the function of Central Banks in the shaping of economic landscapes.
It is largely set in 20th century Japan and includes an explanation of the origins of Japanese National Socialist and Military expansionist Ideology, and the economic system developed by the fascists, which the Author terms the “Total War Economy”. It was this economic order, the Author claims, which was at the heart of the “Japanese Economic Miracle”. Why did it implode at the end of the 20th Century? How was it different from our own economic system? What are the mechanisms, which lie at the core of any economic order? Can the Japanese experience provide us with an understanding of the crises in Southern Europe? Can it shed light on other historical and contemporary economic crises?
Princes of the Yen is an Information Documentary* that reveals the role of Central Banks in the construction of the dominant contemporary religious belief of perpetual economic growth and the resulting claim of the necessity of structural economic and societal change to private ownership and universal commodification.
A film for the modern day heretic.
Director: Michael Oswald - Producer: Mike Horwath
*To avoid confusion, the filmmakers would like to stress, that this is not a film about the promotion of one particular type of economic system or the political ideologies that may be historically associated with them. Its aim is to provide an understanding of the underlying fictional nature of all economic systems and their resultant order of power and privilege.
Music by Buro
“97% owned” presents serious research and verifiable evidence on the true nature of our economic and financial system. It uncovers and explains little known aspects of the inner workings of the western monetary system and its social implications on both a local and global level.
As the UK enters it’s 11th year of uninterrupted foreign conflict, as exploitation and social discontent escalate globally, and as the fallout from the 2008 global financial crisis is still fresh in the minds of citizens, Queuepolitely investigates the origin of money and asks to what extent money creation, allocation, and valuing impacts the shape of a society or nation.Few people can accurately answer the questions of where money comes from, who creates it and what implications it’s creation has. The debate around the creation of money remains highly charged, inaccurate and biased. Yet when money drives almost all activity on the planet, it is essential that we have accurate answers to these questions. Read More
Below is an interview we did with ONN for our recent documentary "97% Owned".
ONN: It seems clear that with this documentary you felt the need to inform people about how our financial system works. What else could be done to make citizens aware of the dangers that this system could lead to?
Queuepolitely: For us it’s not about ‘dangers’ per se but truth and equality. Our present reality is one in which the financial system must provide an incentive framework to reward the few at the expense of the many. People tend to believe that the ideas surrounding money and the economy are real, but they are merely constructed to provide a framework for incentive and meaning. And once you understand the complexity of it, you realize that it is essentially a form of imperialism akin to International Empire and National slavery. It underlines and enforces the divisions that are at the heart of our societies.
We did our best to try to communicate what is essentially quite a complex topic in an accessible way, and to highlight the absurdity of it. We think better films with wider appeal can be made about this topic, but we decided to attempt the shock therapy approach, because the subject is so contrary to the common perception of reality, it’s a topic that many people simply can’t even begin to comprehend, because it breaks with so many of the taboos of what we perceive as real.Read More
Late one night in the City of London financial wiz kids invented unbeknown toxic investments. Despite the warnings the financiers unleashed their products to the unwitting public.
4 years after the contagion started a new breed of banker evolved, the Zombie Banker, feasting on the public sector and tax payer in an effort to stay alive and shore up the balance sheets that sustain them.
A national defence program, GIABO, is underway to educate the non-zombies to find a better future for all.
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Music by Mogwai
Battleship Island is an abandoned mining colony in the Sumo-nada Sea. Formerly operated by the Mitsubishi Corporation. much of it is located on reclaimed land surrounding a central rock. At one time it was the most densely populated place on earth. In 1974 it was vacated in the space of two days.
Music by Buro
We were approached at the end
of 2010 just after the student riots, to make a film that expressed the
the current mood in the protest movement, and featured Artists,
Musicians and Journalists. The film took inspiration from the Hacker
Anonymous invades Central London and after a brief stop at No 10 downing street marches on Parliament. For Guy Fawkes night on the 5th of November 2012.
Music by Two Steps from Hell