“The Bridge” – A year of Golden Gate Bridge suicides


The Golden Gate Bridge, with its views of the San Francisco Bay and skyline, is an American icon and a major tourist destination. But it is also the site of more suicides than any other place in the world. The question of why this particular bridge is such a magnet for suicides (along with the broader issue of suicide, and mental illness in general) is explored in Eric Steele’s debut documentary, which he began to work on after reading Tad Friend’s New Yorker article on the subject… read more at Documentary Films.net

Charles Chaplin (1936)
Full video: Modern Times

From Wikipedia: <<Modern Times (1936) is a non-talkie, it does contain talk—usually coming from inanimate objects such as a radio or a TV monitor. This was done to help 1930s audiences, who were out of the habit of watching silent films, adjust to not hearing dialogue. Chaplin being observed by his boss while sneaking a smoke in the bathroom came before George Orwell‘s “Big Brother” by more than a decade, and might have inspired it. Modern Times was the first film where Chaplin’s voice is heard (in the nonsense song at the end). However, for most viewers it is still considered a silent film — and the end of an era>>

I have a dream

Una joya, el texto y el audio del discurso de Martin Luther King conocido como “I have a Dream”

“…I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood….”