#AfroReggae #Rio De Janeiro #Brazil #reviews #documentary

Favela Rising D v D Review

Set in one of Rio De Janeiro’s 600 ghettos, Vigario Geral, Favela Rising charts the story of Anderson Sa, Jose Junior and AfroReggae on a journey from outlaws to social revolutionaries. In their debut feature, directors Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary allow us to see inside the notorious ghettos of one of the world’s most fascinating cities. In 1993, the killing of four police officers by a single druglord sparks the massacre or 21 residents of Vigario Geral by Rio’s military police. ...

#street photography #photography events #London

Photofusion Street Photography Forum

Photofusion are staging a one day Street Photography Forum at their location 17a Electric Lane, London SW9 8LA. The forum runs from 11am - 4pm and tickets are £10. This should prove an exciting event. Photofusion is a small photography gallery and services operation with pleasant staff and technical experts there to help you with both film and digital image processing, Alongside the digital suites, you can take advantage of the professional studio setup, and they have exhibitions running for most of the year. ...

#photography niches

Finding Your Niche

Finding your niche can help you achieve far more in life and can provide you with the added satisfaction of knowing that you are sought after for your expertise, knowledge, practical tips and advice. Those who are looking to emulate your success will flock to you, peppering you with questions, demanding answers, seeking your input as a problem solver and if you are fortunate, they will recommend you as an expert to others, thus increasing the demands on your time, but also elevating you above the realms of mere mortals. ...

#Writing

Stay True to Your Dreams

I watched the movie The Harder They Come last night. It’s always been a great favourite of mine, especially since it’s a movie made and starring Jamaicans (my family are from this beautiful Island), however watching it with fresh eyes made me consider the deeper meanings embodied within it. Although Ivan (the main character played by the legendary Jimmy Cliff), takes a somewhat destructive path, I was enthralled and moved by his ability, despite the odds, to follow his ultimate dream to be famous one day. ...

Why Are Fairy Tales So Scary?

Ever thought about it? If you read them back as an adult, they are really quite frightful affairs of child abandonment, monsters, hunger poverty and wickedness. The moral of each tale are usually sound but, Lord, how the journey to the end is full of twists and turns that would make modern-day child services frown. Trying to remember fairy tales is not a simple task. Although not yet plagued by early onset dementia, I find recalling the stories of woe a piecemeal exercise that, like most memory work, is better done in the company of others. ...

#morocco #souks #ramparts #Atlantic ocean #Africa

Essaouira

Where did day three go? Our fourth day in Morocco saw us venture to the coastal town of Essaouira. From Marrakech it had been a three and half hour drive along relatively quiet roads through the desert, passing through 3-4 large cities on the way. This did include stops at an Argan Community Co-op, and strangely by a man who had positioned his goats in a tree and who then flagged down passing tour groups so that we could photograph the ‘spectacle’. ...