Author: Hipolito

Trump’s Planned Violence Is An Effort To Deliver To His Fans

photo credit Jessica Rae McMunn By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher There is a lot of financial, psychological and emotional damage that this administration is purposely implementing in to society daily. This planned violence is a result of the pressure that they are feeling to deliver to their constituents, they want to complete the promises made to those that voted for them. People should not be shocked to see what is happening in the streets and how the administration has used the pandemic to create a separation between not only communities, but individuals in order to either maintain a status...

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15th SEEfest Announces Month-Long Run July 15 through August 16, 2020

For immediate release                                                                   Contact SEEfest at info@seefilmla.org & phone inquiries at: (213) 290-5453 15th SEEfest Announces Month-Long Run July 15 through August 16, 2020         Los Angeles, 7 July 2020 – The 15th annual South East European Film Festival (SEEfest) (seefilmla.org), initially scheduled for a Spring slot and postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic, announced today the official 2020 dates and a month-long run July 15 –...

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Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshimi: An Unexpected Experience

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher “People always ask me how I hold on to my culture, that’s easy. I live it every day by the food I eat, the languages I speak, the place I pray and the company I keep.” When I heard this on the third episode of “Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi, I realized why this show was connecting with me so much and why I just watched all episodes in 2 days. Taste the Nation feels deeply authentic and the connection she has to the folks that she shares moments with, is very touching....

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ZANA – SEEfest 2020’s Opening Film on Screening Room

By Staff The opening film of this year’s SEEfest competition, which takes place online due to covid-19, is ZANA, a remarkable debut by filmmaker Antoneta Kastrati, about a Kosovar woman’s struggles to reconcile the expectations of motherhood with a legacy of wartime brutality. Actress Adriana Matoshi superbly portrays the anguish and heartbreak of her post-war life, haunted by her long-suppressed past and pressured by family to seek treatment from mystical healers for her infertility. The online viewing is made possible by SEEfest’s distribution partner, Synergetic, which has already acquired the U.S. rights for the film. Watch this great movie,...

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#JUNETEENTH 2020

By Polo Munoz, Managing Editor/Publisher Recognizing Juneteenth should be just the beginning of our education into the pain black folks in the US have suffered and continue to suffer. We celebrate their gifts with them every minute of the day, the music, the literature, the art, and the fashion. However, in many cases, many who enjoy their gifts are also a cause of their pain. There is no way to ignore that most of us can never really feel the systematized physical, emotional and spiritual violence that has been designed to denigrate, dehumanize and paralyze this beautiful community from...

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