This Academy-Award nominated short film offers a window into the heroic pro-democracy protests of besieged Hong Kongers, who continued to publicly challenge mainland Chinese authorities even when arrest and imprisonment was a near certainty. Per the film’s website, “Told from within the heart of the Hong Kong protests, Do Not Split begins in 2019 as a proposed bill allowing the Chinese government to extradite criminal suspects to mainland China escalated protests throughout Hong Kong. Unfolding across a year, Do Not Split captures the determination and sacrifices of the protesters, the government’s backlash, and the passage of the new Beijing-backed national security law.” Films such as this are now banned.
Per Wikipedia, “Loving Day is an annual celebration held on June 12, the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia which struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in sixteen U.S. states. Loving Day is the biggest multiracial celebration in the United States.”
The 2016 film Loving, based on this story, is an absolute triumph. As Rolling Stone put it: “Historical drama on interracial marriage is Oscarworthy…a quietly devastating film that resonates for the here and now and marches to the cadences of history and the heart.”
The earlier 1996 film Mr & Mrs. Loving, likewise based on this story, is also quite good.
Thirty-four years ago today, speechwriter Peter Robinson was told by US diplomats to write a speech for Reagan’s visit to the Berlin Wall, but was warned against any “commie bashing.” He didn’t take their advice, and Reagan loved what he wrote. “Tear Down This Wall” became an iconic moment of the Cold War.
Nick Kocher gives what is probably the best high school graduation speech ever, offering an impassioned (and satirical) plea against being an individual and in favor of mindlessly joining the crowd. The talented Nick went on to become the co-creator of BriTANick, which has made a number of excellent short comedy skits including the excellent Award Winning Movie Trailer.
Per HollywoodInToto, impressionist Tyler Fischer is taking flak from Big Tech for his satirical impressions of immunologist Anthony Fauci and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Fischer’s bits seem innocent enough, but TikTok apparently doesn’t think so and has taken to removing them. I hope he keeps doing these anyway. If you’re taking flak, it means you’re over the target.
Project Veritas, the organization that has exposed left-wing lies over and over again, largely through the aggressive use of hidden cameras, is hiring right now.
An example of their work…