The term “stability” has long served as a codeword, referring to what former Secretary of Defence Robert McNamara called a “favorable orientation of the political elite” — favorable not to their populations but to foreign investors and global managers.
A New Generation Draws the Line”, Noam Chomsky. Pluto Press, 2012, p.77
For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a story of cultural change and how three brothers have adapted to it.
Director/Cinematographer: Sandy Patch
Producers: Jeremy Yaches, Rodrigo Donoso
Editor: Josh Banville
Supervising Editor: Jeremiah Zagar
Music: Andes Manta
Official site: http://thelasticemerchant.com
STREET is an unscripted 61-minute high definition video filmed by artist James Nares over one week in September 2011. The final video is a mesmerizing experiment in the nuance and beauty of everyday people and people-watching; providing a global view that extends beyond the streets of New York where it was filmed: from Battery Park to the furthest reaches of Upper Broadway, and West Side to East Side in Nares’ personal homage to actualité films.
In Nares’ words, “I wanted the film to be about people. All it needed were magical moments, and there are enough of those happening every moment of any given day.”
The soundtrack for the film was composed and performed by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore.
-For more information on artist James Nares visit: http://www.paulkasmingallery.com/artists/james-nares
-New York Times Review: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/nyregion/in-james-naress-street-taming-the-galloping-city.html?_r=2