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Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam by Omar Majeed
When he was 17, Michael Knight left his mother’s home in Rochester to study Islam at a Pakistani madrassa. It was his first act of rebellion – against his abusive, schizophrenic, white-supremacist father. Years later, burned out on the demands of religious dogma, Mike rebelled once more – by penning a Muslim Punk manifesto called The Taqwacores. Striking a chord with young Muslims around the world, Taqwacore soon became a scene. This film follows Michael and his band of Muslim punks as they journey across the U.S. and Pakistan, transforming their worlds, their religion and themselves through the spirit of Taqwacore.
Omar Majeed is a filmmaker, a Gemini-Award winning editor, a motion graphics artist and celebrated raconteur par excellence. He is also a devoted husband, friend, armchair-therapist, bookbinder, soda-pop mixer, punk provocateur, sensitive poet, insufferable gadfly, cinephile snob, and can play three-chord rock very well on his accoustic guitar. Taqwacore is his latest film and he really wants you to see it.
Taqwacore will be screening at 815pm this Sunday (16 August) at The Substation, as part of the 4th Singapore Indie Doc Fest. More details / ticketing here »

Taqwacore: The Birth of Punk Islam by Omar Majeed

When he was 17, Michael Knight left his mother’s home in Rochester to study Islam at a Pakistani madrassa. It was his first act of rebellion – against his abusive, schizophrenic, white-supremacist father. Years later, burned out on the demands of religious dogma, Mike rebelled once more – by penning a Muslim Punk manifesto called The Taqwacores. Striking a chord with young Muslims around the world, Taqwacore soon became a scene. This film follows Michael and his band of Muslim punks as they journey across the U.S. and Pakistan, transforming their worlds, their religion and themselves through the spirit of Taqwacore.

Omar Majeed is a filmmaker, a Gemini-Award winning editor, a motion graphics artist and celebrated raconteur par excellence. He is also a devoted husband, friend, armchair-therapist, bookbinder, soda-pop mixer, punk provocateur, sensitive poet, insufferable gadfly, cinephile snob, and can play three-chord rock very well on his accoustic guitar. Taqwacore is his latest film and he really wants you to see it.

Taqwacore will be screening at 815pm this Sunday (16 August) at The Substation, as part of the 4th Singapore Indie Doc Fest. More details / ticketing here »

heressomeawesome:

Bodega Cats. Cats who live in bodegas. Yes.

When I watched this video last week, I immediately said to myself, Liz, this is probably going to be your next pick for Here’s Some Awesome. And then I replied to myself that no, I’m trying not to be such a cat-video-a-holic these days, there’s got to be some cool artful short that I could feature instead…

Nope. Today is Bodega Cats day. This video is a well-produced spoof of nature documentaries, made by long-time web video pro Casimir Nozkowski (who first broke out in 2007 with, fittingly, the Internets Celebrities short Bodega). So this video is for cat people and non-cat people alike! REALLY. Honest.

(via frompamm)

Living Without Money:

Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago.

Update! The first show sold out, so Sinema’s having a second screening at 730pm this Saturday. Remember entry is by barter (though you might need a dollar to book online). About 130 seats left as I’m writing this. Ticketing details here!

(via channers)

Living Without Money:

Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary Living Without Money, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago.

Sinema will be screening this next Saturday… without money, of course! More details here.

David Bond lives in one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. He decides to find out how much private companies and the government know about him by putting himself under surveillance and attempting to disappear – a decision that changes his life forever.Leaving his pregnant wife and young child behind, he is tracked across the database state on a chilling journey that forces him to contemplate the meaning of privacy – and the loss of it.
Erasing David will be screening at Sinema Old School on the 22nd and 28th of January.

David Bond lives in one of the most intrusive surveillance states in the world. He decides to find out how much private companies and the government know about him by putting himself under surveillance and attempting to disappear – a decision that changes his life forever.

Leaving his pregnant wife and young child behind, he is tracked across the database state on a chilling journey that forces him to contemplate the meaning of privacy – and the loss of it.

Erasing David will be screening at Sinema Old School on the 22nd and 28th of January.


Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of America. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine travelled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.
Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.

Screening tomorrow (Saturday 29th May) at the Arts House1030am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm
We’re catching the first show I think. Can’t wait!
[Facebook event]

Handmade Nation documents the new wave of art, craft and design that is capturing the attention of America. It is the feature film debut of director, author, artist and curator Faythe Levine. Levine travelled to 15 cities and covered more than 19,000 miles to interview artists, crafters, makers, curators and community members.

Today’s craft world has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, also influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.

Screening tomorrow (Saturday 29th May) at the Arts House
1030am, 1pm, 3pm, 5pm and 8pm

We’re catching the first show I think. Can’t wait!

[Facebook event]

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davidkaneda:

Trailer for Gary Huswit’s (of Helvetica fame) Objectified, a film about product design. You can hear Jon Ive doing a voiceover, the extraordinarily talented designer of Apple. Can’t wait. (via swissdots)

I absolutely want that CD player. Also: titles set in Akzidenz Grotesk, yay.

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