The Video-related content I send out will have a link to the website so you can view the videos, instead of seeing just a list: http://www.dustcircle.comWAKING THE BRAIN: ADVANCES IN NEUROSCIENCE
In the summer of 2010 Rohan Pais, an amateur long-distance cyclist, was training for a charity ride. His bike collided with a car and he was thrown into a cornfield. His injuries were so severe, that the emergency room doctors told his wife he wasn’t going to make it.
INSIDE THE SAUDI KINGDOM
Lionel Mill’s film has unique access to Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsen, one of the rulers of the rich, powerful and secretive Saudi royal family.
VOYAGER JOURNEY TO THE STARS
The film examines the great promise of the Voyager mission and where it will lead us in our grand ambition to move out beyond our home planet. The two Voyager spacecraft are part of an ancient quest to push beyond our boundaries… to see what lies beyond the horizon. Now tens of billions of kilometers from Earth, two spacecraft are streaking out into the void. What will we learn about the Galaxy, the Universe, and ourselves from Voyager’s epic Journey to the stars?
FIRST PERSON SHOOTER: ON-BODY POLICE CAMS
Stun-gun company Taser want to make ‘Cops’ on steroids, but who does it serve? The Verge goes in-depth with Taser and the Mesa Police Department, one of the many law agencies testing this new technology.
OBSESSIVES: SODA POP
John Nese is the proprietor of Galcos Soda Pop Stop in LA. His father ran it as a grocery store, and when the time came for John to take charge, he decided to convert it into the ultimate soda-lovers destination.
SEX AND SURVIVAL IN MADAGASCAR
Using undercover filming, this powerful investigation exposes a booming child sex trade. In the hub of Madagascar, one of the world’s poorest countries, prostitution is seen as an unavoidable means of survival.
CLICK, PRINT, GUN – 3D PRINTED GUNS
This is a story about the rapid evolution of a technology that has forced the American legal system to play catch up. Cody Wilson, a 24 year old University of Texas Law student, is an advocate for the open source production of firearms using 3D printing technology. This makes him a highly controversial figure on both sides of the gun control issue. MOTHERBOARD sat down with Cody in Austin, Texas to talk about the constitution, the legal system, and to watch him make and test-fire a 3D-printed gun.
KEYS TO CROWDFUNDING SUCCESS: PITCH, PROACTIVE, AUDIENCE
Get insights how to setup your crowdfunding campaign to reach your goals. Valuable tips from somebody who definately knows this business very well: Danae Ringelmann co-founded to democratize fundraising. She brings entertainment industry and finance expertise, and serves as an Advisor to The Conversation.
GUNS IN THE SUN – FLORIDA, USA
Weeks before the almost unfathomable mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Rocco Castoro visited Florida to dive headfirst into its byzantine firearms laws and discover why his home state was the first in the nation to issue over one million concealed weapons permits. Through interviews and time on the range with veterans, law enforcement officials, and gun-store owners, VICE digs deep into the gun debate and uncovers many troubling revelations along the way. Oh, we also use a Craigslist-like site to arrange for the purchase of a handgun at 10 PM in the parking lot of a big-box hardware store. And it’s all 100-percent legal. Welcome to Florida.
SURVIVING THE COLD
Valery Malkov made the headlines when he fell out of a train in Siberia in -40 degrees Celsius wearing practically nothing, then ran 30 minutes to the next station and lived to tell the tale. The film explores the way the human body reacts and adapts to cold and meets frost enthusiasts who willingly subject themselves to extreme temperatures.
BRIAN ON THE BOULEVARD – A DRUG ADDICT MALE PROSTITUTE
Just one camera, no lights and shooting on the fly, ‘Brian On The Boulevard’ captures the story of a heroin addict and male prostitute on the streets of Los Angeles. Brian offers a no holds barred and painfully honest account of his life. He discusses his family’s rejection, the loss of his brother, the possibility of contracting AIDS, and the thin line between death from addiction and redemption through rehab.