Links for 2012-09-11 [del.icio.us] #art
- How to Make Money Selling Drugs Documentary is part how-to video, part indictment of drug policy
Stylishly shot and cheekily framed as a subversive educational film, How to Make Money Selling Drugs takes a satirical look at a serious subject. Blending authentic reportage with pop culture references and a video game — like progression from level to level, the film illustrates step-by-step how to create a drug empire, from dealing on the corner to running a major cartel. Slyly, director Matthew Cooke builds a powerful case that drug policy needs rethinking, as current laws foster a violent criminal underworld reminiscent of the Prohibition era.
- SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2013 LONDON PALESTINE FILM FESTIVAL
Films and videos of all genres and by filmmakers of all nationalities are accepted. All subject matter related to Palestine is considered eligible.
- Dividing marital assets: is sperm included?
At first glance, Diane Blood and the unnamed Surrey woman who currently seeks a reform of the rules on sperm donation might seem unlikely bedfellows. Blood, over a decade ago, sought and won the right to use her husband's sperm, taken while he was in a coma, without his explicit consent. The unnamed woman, whose husband donated sperm without her consent, seeks to prevent that from happening again. The common ground is an idea of the communality of sperm as a shared resource of the marriage.