“NASRIN” Movie Review

By Liisa Cohen The opening frames had my heart pounding, the ending frames had me in tears. NASRIN is a deeply moving, heart breaking and all too real story of Nasrin Sotoudeh, an attorney, human rights activist and political prisoner in Iran. With the back drop of modern day Iran, director/ writer/producer Jeff Kaufman and cinematographer “anonymous” risked their lives to tell the story of … Continue reading “NASRIN” Movie Review

The Most Important Day

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country. Franklin D. Roosevelt The Art of Monteque wishes for everyone to have a safe and effective Election day. Please make sure your voice is heard and your … Continue reading The Most Important Day

The Howling Moment Of Change

At this moment everything that our society was built upon seems to be falling away. Showing the true inadequacy of our global community. It seems time and time again we continue to repeat the mistakes of the past, each time we state that we have finally learned the lessons of humanity and yet tribalism still reigns supreme. Each individual tribe has come to live inside … Continue reading The Howling Moment Of Change

2015 New Media Film Festival Documentary Review: “Counter Histories – Rock Hill”

By:  Ellexia Nguyen Counter Histories: Rock Hill, is a moving documentary that combines re-enactments and candid interviews to tell the story of nine African-American men, known as the Friendship 9, who sat at McCrory’s lunch counter and were mistreated because of their race. They asked for a cup of coffee and were denied service. The incident unfolded in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on January 31st, … Continue reading 2015 New Media Film Festival Documentary Review: “Counter Histories – Rock Hill”

2014 AFI Film Festival Review: “Selma”, Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Story

By Monteque Pope-Le Beau Director Ava DuVernay’s “Selma” is the hard reality in the life of revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King jr. (David Oyelowo) who was the lightning rod for change  in  the Civil Rights at a time when there was so little hope and forever altered history. “Selma” is not just a story of a movement, but also a story about … Continue reading 2014 AFI Film Festival Review: “Selma”, Ava DuVernay’s Powerful Story