David Schonauer

Opportunities: Make a Movie With Werner Hezog in Cuba

nofilmschool   Wednesday November 30, 2016

Black Factory Cinema is now accepting applications for a 10-day workshop  in Cuba led by filmmaker Werner Herzog, notes NoFilmSchool. Attendees will develop a project under the famed director's guidance. The workshop will be held from March 6 to 16 at EICTV (International School of Cinema and Television) in San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba. Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their previous work, authenticity in narrative and  personal motivation.    Read the full Story >>

Art News: Latin American Artists To Take Over SoCal in 2017

The Huffington Post   Wednesday November 30, 2016

Next year a massive initiative in California will celebrate the influence of long-overlooked Latin American and Latinx artists. Called “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA,” the project will feature a sprawling series of exhibitions taking over more than 60 venues across Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Diego and other California destinations. “[T]he interconnected exhibitions will show that there is no single definition of Latin American or Latinx art,” notes the Huffington Post, which spotlights some of the artists to be featured.   Read the full Story >>

In Focus: A Boy's Journey Through Cancer in Guatemala

The Washington Post   Wednesday November 30, 2016

As part of a documentary film project called How I Live, photographer Scott Woodward has been investigating the treatment of children’s cancer in resource-limited countries. That’s how he met Heber Menchu Tamayac, an eight-year-old Guatemalan boy with leukemia. Developed countries have survival rates as high as 80 percent for childhood cancer, Woodward tells the Washington Post. “By contrast, in low- and middle-income countries, the child cancer survival rate averages just 20 percent,” he adds.   Read the full Story >>

Portfolio: Life Along Argentina's Polluted Riachuelo River

The New Yorker   Wednesday November 30, 2016

Argentina’s Riachuelo River, which originates some sixty kilometers west of Buenos Aires and snakes around the city’s southern edge, has become one of the most polluted waterways in the world, owing to some 1,500 local businesses — mainly tanneries, chemical plants, and factories— whose runoff flows directly into the river, contaminating it with arsenic, cadmium, and lead. Photographer Alejandro Kirchuk, who grew up near the river, finds beauty in its ugliness, notes the New Yorker.   Read the full Story >>

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