Author: Hipolito

Producer Meryem Dipdere, Creating Opportunities for Refugee Children

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher. There are many children under duress and attack in this age. For some, 2018 has turned out to be very difficult to keep hope alive, however there are some individuals that are acting to bring a bit of hope to those in the greatest despair. According to the United Nations there are some 2.6 million Syrian-Kurdish children living as refugees or on the run and in search of safety. In 2017, film producer Meryem Dipdere traveled to the independent Kurdish area in northern Iraq where she worked on the production of a new film...

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ScreamFest 2018 Hosts Students and Provides Opportunity to Engage in Workshops

By Luis Horacio Pineda, Contributing Writer Hollywood is known to be the capital of cinema. In Los Angeles, California there is a film festival every weekend of the year. A well recognized photographer told me this once. At first I didn’t really believe it. Then I verified the info and guess what? It’s true. In fact, there’s more than one every weekend, but today let’s talk about the Screamfest Horror Film Festival 2018, www.screamfestla.com. Why? Because it’s October and because it was a Sui generis film event where close to 800 students, ranging from elementary to high school, not...

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New Great Show on Netflix, and What Those Platforms Demand of US

Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher, There are so many stories available online and on the traditional distribution channels that it is hard to make a choice on what to binge on next, may be the bread and butter of the network stations is that by not releasing a whole season at once, it will help us build anticipation and make the experience more enjoyable than forced. Finding your preference is really what is a challenge in the new ecosystem, but if you know what you like, it will make it easier to enjoy what is available, but if you are...

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LABOR DAY 2018 – Show Up And Fight, There Is No Other Way

Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher At a time when all has been turned upside down, Labor Day reminds us to be more optimistic and to look past the dark moment we are living through in 2018. The labor movement needs the likes of Dolores Huerta, Eugene Debs, Cesar Chavez and those that have a heart for those that toil every day trying to eek a better life for their families through sacrifice and hard work. The oligarchs have come to power and under the support of a rapacious government, they are taking all they can from the general public because...

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“BLACKKKLANSMAN” Is Another Gift By America’s Muse: Spike Lee

By Hipolito Navarrete, Managing Editor/Publisher In order to describe Spike Lee’s new film “Blakkklansman,” it is important for many folks who have not experienced the violent cruelty of white supremacists to be reminded of the cruelty and atrocities black folks have suffered at the hands of entities like the Klu Klux Klan and other hate-inspired entities. Spike Lee addresses this head on while telling the story of the infiltration of the KKK by a black police detective and a Jewish detective in the 1970s. It also reminds us that we have allies in many places, including the very institutions...

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