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“Biraz daha uyusam ve bütün bu delilikleri unutsam…”(Franz Kafka/Dönüşüm, sf:18) Uyandığımdan beri kafamın içinde tek bir düşünce, tek bir hayal… Mutfağımda oturmuş, karşımdaki bomboş tabağa bakıyorum. Belki bir belki üç saattir oturuyorum burada. Zaman kavramını yitirmişim. Kafamın içi hem çok dolu hem de bu tabak kadar boş. Bir elim masada diğeri ise kucağımdaki mektubu kavramış, …

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Rappers rewrite the revolutionary slogan In 2018 gente de zona, a Cuban reggaeton band based in Miami, performed in Havana for 350,000 people. The duo’s front man, Alexander Delgado, encouraged them to clap for Cuba’s newly inaugurated president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, who was in the audience. Cuban-American musicians and politicians in Miami were furious. Now it …

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Geçenlerde İngiliz (Britanya) işçi sınıfının “anti-klerikal” geleneğinden söz etmiştim. Devamını getirmeye niyetim vardı ama araya başka konular, sorunlar girdi, getiremedim. Bugün buna devam edeyim, diyorum. Batı’da kapitalist düzen yayılır, yerleşirken işçi sınıfı da aşağı yukarı yoktan varoldu. Zadegân, topraklarını otlağa çevirip köylülerini kovdu. Binlerce kişi, nereye gideceklerini bilmeden yollara düştü. Kuzey İngiltere’nin sanayi kentlerini (Manchester …

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“When cynicism becomes the default language, playfulness and invention become impossible. Cynicism scours through a culture like bleach, wiping out millions of small, seedling ideas.”   Source: Brainpickings, Maria Popova “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing,” Maya Angelou wrote …

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Source: Poets.org   I am much too alone in this world, yet not alone     enough to truly consecrate the hour. I am much too small in this world, yet not small     enough to be to you just object and thing, dark and smart. I want my free will and want it accompanying the path which …

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Source: Vimeo At the heart of the Syrian civil war, a group of activists created an underground library in the besieged outskirts of Damascus. After years of blockade, they were forced to leave their city. But they managed to save their videos illustrating a unique experiment of cultural resistance under the bombs. This film, built …

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Source: Liidea Akryshora, IWM Presidential elections have long been merely pro forma in post-Soviet Belarus, where Alexander Lukashenko has been ruling as a dictator for more than a quarter-century. In May 2020 he imprisoned Sergei Tikhanovskii – an oppositionist YouTube blogger – immediately following Tikhanovskii’s announcement that he intended to run against Lukashenko in the …

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Based on this New Yorker piece by Richard Brody. Listed in chronological order and includes short and feature-length documentaries. https://letterboxd.com/crew/list/the-new-yorkers-62-films-that-shaped-the/

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