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“Musical Recordings from the Realm of the Dead”

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“The Dice Player” by Mahmoud Darwish

This very powerful short film animated by Nissmah Roshdy, won the 2014 ZEBRA Prize for Best Poetry Film, illustrating an excerpt from Mahmoud Darwish’s “La-eb al Nard,” “The Dice-Player.” Below is the poem in its entirety. The Dice Player Who … Continue reading

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Steamboat Willie

Today is the day that Mickey Mouse was born with the debut of “Steamboat Willie,” Walt Disney’s first distributed Mickey Mouse animation in 1928. (“Plane Crazy” and “Gallopin’ Gaucho” had been produced before but there were no distributors interested in these … Continue reading

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Hell’s Bells

Walt Disney produced 75 short Silly Symphonies between 1929 and 1939 when his studio was located in the Silver Lake District of LA. This number 4 of the seventy-five.  

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“The Pilgrim Is Bridled and Bespectacled” by Bridget Lowe

World, I honor you. After everything we’ve been through, I honor you and take you with me up the mountainside where we will live in wonderment. I take you to the desert where we shrivel like worms and become tongues … Continue reading

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Two Sisters by Carolyn Leaf

This haunting film created by Caroline Leaf in 1991, is scratched directly onto the film celluloid itself — a masterful technical feat which adds to the power of the narrative.

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“Western Civilization” by Peter Jay Shippy

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