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Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 Years (Full Length) - YouTube
"In 1936, a family of Russian Old Believers journeyed deep into Siberia's vast taiga to escape persecution and protect their way of life. The Lykovs eventually settled in the Sayan Mountains, 160 miles from any other sign of civilization. In 1944, Agafia Lykov was born into this wilderness. Today, she is the last surviving Lykov, remaining steadfast in her seclusion. In this episode of Far Out, the VICE crew travels to Agafia to learn about her taiga lifestyle and the encroaching influence of the outside world."
agafialykova  video  russia  taiga  oldbelievers  lykovs  civilization  wilderness  siberia  1978  1936  sovietunion  religion  isolation  survival  history  families  technology  towatch 
8 days ago by robertogreco
Screen Slate - Convoy
"In these ugly times, socialists, anarchists, and libertarians will all take what they will from Convoy (1978), Sam Peckinpah's penultimate film, with each group snugly wedged in conviction that the film shares their sympathies and grievances. Peckinpah's personal ideology of fraternal individualism is here personified by Kris Kristofferson's Rubber Duck, a quiet man who nonetheless leads dozens of truck drivers in an ostensibly leaderless revolution across state lines. At various moments Duck heads a commune, crusades for racial justice, beats up the police and slams the accelerator toward a hail of bullets. He's the quintessential Peckinpanian Untenable Man, a middle-aged white American with no place in a mad society and yearns to be left alone yet can't turn down an opportunity to make a dramatic stand against the politically and morally corrupt. The film is downright utopian in its belief that an undefined coalition of upstanding workers can act as a counterweight to abusive authorities, but since the film's release, any semblance of camaraderie among working people has been systematically degraded by the ruling class, making Convoy one of the most politically relevant films on screen in 2019.

Sheriff "Dirty Lyle" Wallace (Ernest Borgnine) pads his coffers with trumped-up ticket fees at the expense of Duck and his highway colleagues, an impressively diverse set featuring all ages and two prominent African American characters, one of whom is female. After Wallace takes his badgering too far with father-to-be Spider Mike (Franklyn Ajaye) a Trucker Vs. Cop melee breaks out in a roadside diner. Peckinpah awkwardly deploys his trademark slo-mo violence as the cops and truckers send each other crashing through pool tables, but the effect doesn't ennoble a bar fight the way it turns shootouts into Homeric tragedy. Temporarily victorious, the truckers make for the state border, coalescing behind Duck, who just aims to keep going. They find that the truly reluctant leader is the easiest to trust. The staties next door are no less keen to see cop abuse go unpunished, and the chase swells until the feds and the media get involved.

Rare for any filmmaker, Sam Peckinpah's most commercially successful film is also one of his best. The film gets incredible mileage from dynamic images of trucks lumbering across Arizona's white deserts. A particularly gorgeous sequence poetically dissolves from one truck to another as the sun sets and headlights emerge as beacons in the dark. Convoy lacks the red spatter for which "Bloody Sam" was known, but it successfully captures a cathartic spirit of sacrifice every bit as visceral as his most famous onscreen massacres."
movie  ScreenSlate  PatrickDahl  SamPeckinpah  1978  KrisKristofferson  truck  ErnestBorgnine 
9 weeks ago by cosmic
Barefoot woman reading on College Green View original uncropped version:
1978  WorldBookDay  from twitter_favs
march 2019 by jcarletonoh
Barefoot woman reading on College Green View original uncropped version:
1978  WorldBookDay  from twitter_favs
march 2019 by jcarletonoh
(55) How different is buying high end audio In 2018 than It was in 1978? - YouTube
How different is buying high end audio In 2018 than It was in 1978
How  different  is  buying  high  end  audio  In  2018  than  It  was  1978  music  stream 
december 2018 by kilroy2
Scenes Unseen: The Summer of ’78 - The New York Times
"Six months ago, a conservancy official cleaning out an office came across two cardboard boxes that had been sitting around for decades.

Inside were 2,924 color slides, pictures made in parks across New York City’s five boroughs late in the summer of 1978. No one had looked at them for 40 years.

Here are multitudes.

Until now, none of these images have ever been displayed or published. A selection of them are here and in a special print section. More will be on view from May 3 through June 14 at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, near 64th Street.

These images were the work of eight staff photographers whose pictures normally ran in The New York Times, but who were idled for nearly three months in 1978 by a strike at the city’s newspapers.

Not long after the strike began that August, a contingent of the photographers — Neal Boenzi, Joyce Dopkeen, D. Gorton, Eddie Hausner, Paul Hosefros, Bob Klein, Larry Morris, and Gary Settle — met with Gordon J. Davis, the city parks commissioner.

They proposed to wander the city and make pictures of the parks and the people in them.

No one holds a smartphone.

Life, uncurated.

“I was skeptical,” Mr. Davis said, “but what they came back with made me cry.”

The city was a financial ruin and stuff was busted and it seemed it would be that way forever.

No one is sure, any more, how long the photographers worked or how much they were paid. Probably not long and not much.

Mr. Davis, then less than a year into his job as commissioner, remembered the emotional jolt of reviewing a few sample frames.
“Then they all disappeared,” he said.

The infamous wretched New York of the 1970s and 1980s can be glimpsed here, true to the pages of outlaw history.

But that version has never been truth enough.

The photos speak a commanding, unwritten narrative of escape and discovery.
“You see that people were not going to the parks just to get away from it all, but also to find other people,” said Jonathan Kuhn, the director of art and antiquities for the department.

From the trove, Mr. Kuhn has selected 65 pictures to mount for the exhibit at the Arsenal Gallery, which is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Like the starlight that travels millions of years before we see it, the four little boys stand in their underpants at Coney Island on an August day in 1978, and it is only now, in a found photograph, that we behold them."
photography  1978  nyc  jimdwyer  parks  publicspace  public  community  humans  connection  cities  urban  urbanism  humanity  people 
april 2018 by robertogreco

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