Friday, 16 June, 2017
This is NOT my documentary but I really enjoyed the newly released Guardian documentary “The Infamous Chalk Girl” by San San F Young (web, @ssfyoung) (Producer, Camera, Director) so I want to share it here. Have a watch!
The Infamous Chalk Girl
P.S. My favourite scene is at the 20:45 mark and I left this comment: “This is a very touching scene to me. Chalk girl was asked what would she draw now?“
Thursday, 1 June, 2017
I think it is important to learn from mistakes. So I’m glad that Hillary Clinton hasn’t “moved on” and is giving people chances to learn from her mistakes because the stakes are high. I’ve been watching her appearance on Recode which the opinion piece based on and I don’t feel she acted like a sore loser.
Full transcript: Hillary Clinton at Code 2017
(full video) The former U.S. Secretary of State talks with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg about the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump and Russia, Russia, Russia.
Thursday, 25 May, 2017
WaPo, “Sally Yates tells Harvard Law grads why she defied President Trump”
Harvard Magazine, “COMMENCEMENT What’s Worth Fighting For: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Speaks at Harvard Law School”
Harvard Gazette, “‘When the law and conscience intersected’ At Law School, Sally Yates explains why she refused to enforce travel ban, even if it cost her job”
Sally Yates speaks at Harvard Law School’s 2017 Class Day Ceremony
P.S. The following are some of my favourite moments (with linked time codes) that I want to remember. Thanks Ms. Sally Yates for a great speech and her service to her country!
7:00 “We are all better than our worst moment but sometimes we are not quite as good as we think we are either.”
11:44 “You never know when a situation will present itself when you’re going to have to decide who you are and what you stand for. The defining moments in our lives often don’t come with advanced warning.”
19:04 “The safest course is not always the best course. Be bold.”
21:52 “And it is seems it is the times in my life that I haven’t acted thats when I’ve regretted the most. Being willing to be wrong also requires that you willing to own it. We’re all wrong at times. Its going to happen to all of you as well. And there is nothing worse than the person who never wants his/her fingerprints on anything controversial. And who try to slip out a responsibility when things hit the fan.”
22:43 “Being bold, taking a risk isn’t easy to do. And the instinct for self-preservation may continually draw you to the safe risk-free course. But I urge you to resist that instinct. Not only its a life of hedging your bets, unsatisfying. But it means you are unlikely to make much of a difference. You can either glide across the world or impact it. Its your choice.”
P.P.S. I highly recommend this May 29 New Yorker profile of Ms. Yates.
Wednesday, 17 May, 2017
The following is my video interview with Dr. Gabor Lukacs, Air Passenger Rights Advocate, to talk about the new Airline Passenger Bill of Rights (Bill C-49).
Air Passenger Rights Advocate interview re new Passenger Bill of Rights
Dr. Gabor Lukacs, Air Passenger Rights Advocate (FB page), notes references:
Government news release References:
(May 16, 2017 CBC News Live video, Transport Minister Marc Garneau takes questions about the government’s air passenger bill of rights bill)
Friday, 5 May, 2017
**SPOILERS WARNING** **SPOILERS WARNING** Some interesting clips.
Your Name (君の名は) by Makoto Shinkai is one of my most favourite recent Japanese anime films. In an NHK interview Shinkai stated, “I just wanted to pack the film with everything I had ever felt over the course of my life.”
Excellent film review (with pix and gifs) here by Joshua.
(NHK News), Making of “Your Name” – Makoto Shinkai
Makoto Shinkai Q&A following “your name” screening in Los Angeles, CA Read the rest of this entry »
Tuesday, 2 May, 2017
LIVE FB video stream of senior airline executives testify in front of US Congress.
16:40 United CEO Oscar Munoz
22:28 Alaska Airlines
33:35 American Airlines
39:37 Consumer Union (policy arm of Consumer Reports)
See also Global News report (with video), “United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz tells U.S. Congress the David Dao incident was ‘a mistake of epic proportions’”