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Worker Bee
November 9th, 2010, 01:06 AM
Nicole Swiren (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/About_Me.html)'s documentary, Denialism, The Death of AIDS (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/Download_Denialism.html), can now be downloaded in it's entirety, and an accompanying DVD (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/Ed_Asner.html) features a full interview with acclaimed actor Ed Asner (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/Ed_Asner.html).


"I hope this documentary
will help spur people to think,
to research more, to question,
that is always a great result
of anything we do,
if we cause people
to question." - Ed Asner

http://rethinkingaids.com/Portals/0/ed_asner.jpg (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/Ed_Asner.html)


http://rethinkingaids.com/reference/denialism_zwiren_600.jpg

Saturday, November 13th, 3:15 to 5:10 PM
Beverly Garland's Theater
4222 Vineland Avenue, North Hollywood, California
isffhollywood.org (http://isffhollywood.org)

jonathan barnett
November 9th, 2010, 02:43 AM
Very exciting. Ed Asner, no less! That's quite the coup.

Aion
November 9th, 2010, 07:51 AM
Very exciting. Ed Asner, no less! That's quite the coup.

Wow... Yes, it is... Amazing...

Gos
November 9th, 2010, 08:25 AM
I'm having trouble playing back the 50-cent download. Winamp won't play the video at all (though it does play the audio), and VLC Media Player, QuickTime, and RealPlayer only play the first two minutes or so before crapping out.

If anyone else encounters this problem and finds a solution, please share with the class...

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Gos
November 9th, 2010, 08:35 AM
Think I've found the problem. The download is terminating early for some reason. My first attempt was 53MB, 2nd was 33MB, and I'm making a 3rd attempt now.

The total filesize is 620MB.

I've emailed Nicole about it.

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Aion
November 9th, 2010, 08:49 AM
I'm having trouble playing back the 50-cent download. Winamp won't play the video at all (though it does play the audio), and VLC Media Player, QuickTime, and RealPlayer only play the first two minutes or so before crapping out.

If anyone else encounters this problem and finds a solution, please share with the class...

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It's a QuickTIme file.

Gos
November 9th, 2010, 08:52 AM
It's a QuickTIme file.


Yes, but the problem was that the download wasn't fully completing for some reason.

I think I've figured out how to get around it, though.

When you go to the download page and enter the password, after the download starts there's a link on the page that says, "If your download does not begin in a moment, try again." Leave this page open while downloading, and if you don't get the full 620MB, click that link. (Seems to be working for me.)

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Gos
November 9th, 2010, 08:55 AM
That seemed to work.

But is it only supposed to be 19 minutes?

jonathan barnett
November 9th, 2010, 02:27 PM
I believe it is a short film, Gos. The ad for the LA screening LA also lists it as 19 minutes long.


That seemed to work.

But is it only supposed to be 19 minutes?

Gos
November 9th, 2010, 02:58 PM
I believe it is a short film, Gos. The ad for the LA screening LA also lists it as 19 minutes long.


Hmmm...It seems to start in the middle or something. It starts in the middle of a sentence (Celia Farber telling a story,) for which there is no context, and no follow-up later in the film.

Which is why I ask. If this is the complete film, then the editing leaves something to be desired.

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Worker Bee
November 13th, 2010, 01:09 AM
Just a brief report on the DVD, which I received today.

1.) It plays well, no problems.

2.) Yes, the documentary is 19 minutes long and, yes, it begins abruptly with Celia Farber reporting a comment made by her father, Barry Farber:


And my father came in and he started listening to us for a few minutes and he said, "You folks have all the facts on your side, but you act like the Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto!", and then he walked out...

3.) the DVD special features include interesting interviews with Jon Rappaport and with Ed Asner.

Worker Bee
November 15th, 2010, 08:17 PM
A brief report on Saturday's student film festival (http://isffhollywood.org/winners2010.php):

1.) Nicole Zwiren (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/About_Me.html)'s film won the award for Best Documentary (http://isffhollywood.org/winners2010.php).

2.) Ed Asner (http://web.me.com/knizow/HIV_Where_Are_We/Ed_Asner.html) showed up at the award ceremony and made a nice speech.

3.) "It was very special!"


http://rethinkingaids.com/reference/nicole_zwiren_winner_2010.jpg (http://isffhollywood.org/winners2010.php)