[CC] Literally blind skater Tommy Carroll

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Tommy Carroll has skated since age 10. He began to develop cancer of the retina from age 2 and was completely blind. Skateboarding is all about pushing the limits and have fun, Tommy completely push the limit of both skateboarding and being blind . What he likes most is waking up early and feeling the sun on his body while skating the bowl.

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[CC]The Violence of Mexican Drug Cartels

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A bitterly violent war against Mexican Drug Cartels wages on across the U.S. border. Tens of thousands are being murdered, and over a million are being forced to flee their homes. U.S. laws and policy play a major role in the conflict’s violence. This video is about understanding the complexities of the war and why it is happening.

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Chris Cunningham: jaqapparatus1

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A sculptor/director/makeup-artist/musician, Chris Cunningham use his latest Laser-Fueled Robo-Sex Ballet to express his creativity .

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From his formative years sculpting alien heads for Ridley Scott to his recent “jaqapparatus1” robotic performance-art installation, seminal music video director-turned-artist Chris Cunningham retraces his varied and critically acclaimed career in this personal, self-directed short. One of an elite group of directors alongside Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer who redefined MTV in the 1990s, Cunningham elevated the pop promo to a burgeoning art form with daring and disturbing music videos for the likes of Aphex Twin, Björk and Madonna. While his peers graduated to the big screen, Cunningham went underground, quit making promos and commercials, and spent the best part of a decade experimenting with fusions of film, music, art and technology that culminated in a string of live audio-visual performances at festivals in Japan and Europe. For “jaqapparatus1”, his first installation unveiled last month at the Audi City London high-tech concept store—a shadowy, sci-fi set involving two laser-firing robots locked in what seemed like a brutal mating ritual-cum-war—Cunningham cast two Talos motion-controlled camera rigs as his anthropomorphized protagonists. “Mounted on the robots heads are powerful lasers which they use to attack, repel and communicate with each other,” explains Cunningham, “a kind of duel, a surreal mating display which sees each machine trying to dominate the other.”

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