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Francis actually emailed to me this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWusjaq6Bek
Fatalism generally refers to several of the following ideas:
Jane Public is a generic name in the United States to denote a hypothetical member of experimental film society deemed a "common man." He/She is presumed to represent the randomly selected "man on the street." Similar terms include John Q. Citizen or and John Q. Taxpayer, or Jane Q. Citizen, and Jane Q. Taxpayer for a woman (with or without a film camera).
In the United States, the term Jane Public is used by law enforcement officers to refer to an individual with no criminal bent, as opposed to terms like perp (short for perpetrator) or skell to qualify unsavory individuals.
Roughly equivalent, but more pejorative, are the names Janey Six-pack, Janey Blow, and Jane Shmoe (Jane Shmoe for these purposes of this Blog), the last of which implies a lower-class citizen.2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin famously referred to "Joe Sixpack and Hockey moms" during a debate (It is rumoured that she had hoped that her mother named her Jan). Presidential Candidate John McCain referenced a similar symbol, this time represented by an actual person, saying that Senator Obama's tax plan would hurt Joe the Plumber's bottom line. A fifteen-minute debate on this issue ensued, with both candidates speaking directly to "Joe". Jane Public was not present during this debate, but he did view the debate from a flat-screen television set.
Documenting things, and photojournalism, has long been the medium of urgency and social change. It has profoundly affected public opinion, going back at least to Mathew Brady's images from the U.S. Civil War. What are the motivations and meanings behind this need to make this kind of work? i, myself, feel a forever need to deliver this kind of cinema. Is it my personal life's diary? In a way, yes it is. Yet disguised.
The traditional approach to studying photojournalism explains the WHAT and WHO- WHAT events and developments occurred, WHAT notable images were taken, and WHO took them. Without neglecting these concerns, I feel a desire to witness and record. experience. feelings. imaginary observations.
My naive belief in film's power to advance social justice and an idea of a 'mother theresa' styled universal humanism.
By day: social worker.
By night: filmmaker.
Moral of the Story boys and girls is:
Desire to engage questions of truth.
Do not waste your time with anything else. Or you will be lying to the most important person of all. YOURSELF.
click on this link about Gerda Taro...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerda_Taro