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09 Mar 14 at 6 pm

paralysedbeaver:

Idris Elba in “Lover of the Light” by Mumford & Sons (x)

(via clintbartons)

 10883
26 Feb 14 at 6 pm

This is Harry. As a boy Harry was very, very shy.

Some people might have even said that he was painfully shy. As if his shyness caused them pain, and not the other way around. There are many things that can cause a person to recede, to look away from other people’s eyes, or to choose empty hallways over crowded ones. Some shy people try to reach out, and try, and nothing seems to come back. And then there’s just a point where they stop trying.

In Harry’s case, he was slapped in the face and called names designed to isolate him, designed to deliver maximum damage. This because he’d come from another country, and didn’t know the right words to use, or the right way to say them. And so, Harry learned to be still. To camouflage, to be the least.

Some people describe this as receding into a shell, where the stillness hardens and protects. But the eyes, even when they look down and away, are still watching, still looking for some way out, or in. Painfully shy.

Then, in middle school, Harry found theater, where he forced himself to speak through other people’s words. And then dance, where he started to speak through the movements of his body. To be so still for so long when you’re young means a lot of pent-up energy, and it was released there, through work, endless work.

If someone carves into a sampling with a knife, the injury is as wide as the entire trunk. Though that mark will never fully heal, even grow the tree around it, and as you grow, the scar gets smaller in proportion.

If you, right now, are in a shell, you should know that you’re not alone. That there are many, many other people like you, and that there’s nothing wrong with you. It might even be necessary right now, it might keep you safe for a time. But after the danger is gone, after it has exhausted its use, you’ll find a way out.

You may need help, you might need to work pretty hard. You may need to find some ways to laugh at yourself. Or find a passion or friend. But you will find it. And when you do, it will be so good to see you.

This is Harry. As a boy, Harry was very, very shy.

If you are in a shell… (video)
| narrated by ze frank
| choreography and performance by Harry Shum Jr.

(Source: fan-tastig, via vickisigh)

 45557
27 Nov 13 at 4 pm

nauticalamity:

crowcrow:

The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.

[documentary]

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nauticalamity:

crowcrow:

The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.

[documentary]
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28 Sep 13 at 4 pm

THE RISE OF RINKO - V Magazine

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31 Aug 13 at 4 pm

Call Me Kuchu - Trailer

In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus.” But David’s formidable task just became much more difficult. A new “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” proposes death for HIV-positive gay men, and prison for anyone who fails to turn in a known homosexual. Inspired by American evangelicals who have christened Uganda ground zero in their war on the “homosexual agenda,” the Bill awaits debate in Uganda’s Parliament. Meanwhile, local newspapers have begun outing kuchus with vicious fervor under headlines such as: “HOMO TERROR! We Name and Shame Top Gays in the City.”

David, Uganda’s first openly gay man, is one of the few who dare to publicly protest state-sanctioned homophobia. Working with an idiosyncratic clan of fellow activists, David fights Uganda’s government and tabloids in the courts, on television, and at the United Nations. Because, he insists, “if we keep on hiding, they will say we’re not here.”

But one year into filming CALL ME KUCHU and just three weeks after a landmark legal victory, on January 26, 2011, the unthinkable happens: David is brutally murdered in his home. His death sends shock waves around the world, and leaves Kampala’s kuchus traumatized and seeking answers for a way forward.

With unprecedented access, CALL ME KUCHU depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death. While heartbreaking, the documentary traces a narrative that takes the viewer beyond the chronicle of victimization depicted in international news media: it tells the nuanced story of David and Kampala’s kuchus as they work to change their fate, and that of other kuchus across Africa.

A story told in his words, David Kato’s final testimony lives on in this film, while his work is continued by the fellow activists he left behind.

 12421
11 Mar 13 at 9 pm

thehappyhypocrite:

Moscow Clad in Snow, 1909 [x]

(via thegestianpoet)

tags: moscow  russia  gif  historical  video  snow  winter 
thehappyhypocrite:

Moscow Clad in Snow, 1909 [x]
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06 Mar 13 at 9 pm

Curta - Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho - Subtitles: English

The life of Leonardo, a blind teenager, completely changes with the arrival of a new student at his school. At the same time, he has to deal with jealous girlfriend Giovana and understand the feelings aroused by new friend Gabriel.

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17 Jan 13 at 8 pm

Best Coast - Our Deal - Directed by Drew Barrymore, Feat. Chloë Moretz, Miranda Cosgrove, Tyler Posey, Donald Glover & Alia Shawkat

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20 Nov 12 at 1 pm

Mumford & Sons - Lover Of The Light

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16 Oct 12 at 5 pm

Charlene Kaye - Forever Is A Long Time (Official Music Video)

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30 Sep 12 at 2 am

MIKA - Origin Of Love

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23 Sep 12 at 5 pm

Charlene Kaye - Animal Love I (Official Music Video)

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14 Sep 12 at 2 am

BLOW!

A Film about David Thompson and his search to understand Singaporean penal code 377a, a law prohibiting men from being romantically intimate with each other, and it’s effects on the LGBT community.


29 Aug 12 at 12 pm

Europe 2012 Video Diary

3 weeks exploring denmark, sweden and germany. (featuring tyler, georgia, anne, freja, thomas, cilia and davita) 
song used: we used to wait by the arcade fire / camera used: canon rebel t2i
by: celia (ceedling)  

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18 Jul 12 at 4 pm

Half, by Alex Bohs

(via brideofquiet)