Brazilian police clash with indigenous groups protesting World Cup.
This is important.
The only kind of thing I’ll be posting about the World Cup
We will not see this on the main stream news.
Telling people about Egypt’s ongoing struggle while signing ‘Walls of Freedom’ at an ‘Art War’ screening in NYC.
The Last Japanese Mermaids
For nearly two thousand years, Japanese women living in coastal fishing villages made a remarkable livelihood hunting the ocean for oysters and abalone, a sea snail that produces pearls. They are known as Ama. The few women left still make their living by filling their lungs with air and diving for long periods of time deep into the Pacific ocean, with nothing more than a mask and flippers.
In the mid 20th century, Iwase Yoshiyuki returned to the fishing village where he grew up and photographed these women when the unusual profession was still very much alive. After graduating from law school, Yoshiyuki had been given an early Kodak camera and found himself drawn to the ancient tradition of the ama divers in his hometown. His photographs are thought to be the only comprehensive documentation of the near-extinct tradition in existence
German director Marco Wilms in NYC promoting his film ART WAR