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Monday, May 28, 2012

// Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots

[this post is English only]

Uprising: Hip Hop and the L.A. Riots is a VH1-documentary which explores in very detail the animus between African-Americans and the LAPD. This documentary of writer-director Mark Ford marks the 20th anniversary of the widespread unrest unleashed by the “not guilty” verdict after Rodney King was beaten on the 29th of April in 1992. It captures the complexity and history of the hate and anger and what the role of (hip hop) music was during this powerfully community discontent. A must see.

Documentary was aired in the US on the first of May 2012. You can watch it here:

Gepubliceerd door Edwin Valent
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

// Crowdfunding TV-platform

[this post is English only]

By combining a crowd-funding platform with an online television channel, Mobcaster is the first and only place to find original, independent, audience-supported television shows.

First an example of an already funded Australian tv-show ‘The Weatherman’.



I like the fact that Mobcaster is able to disrupt the traditional TV creation process without destroying the system. But the only negative part is that the TV-shows are only aired on a mobcaster channel. How nice would it be that after filming a pilot (big) TV networks could also adopt the serie. That would make it even better for the makers, the audience and the believers who invested money in the pilot….

Hopefully something waiting to happen…

Gepubliceerd door Edwin Valent
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