In the Swedish general elections of 2014, the Sweden Democrats (far-right) became the Riksdag's third largest party. By tradition - and through a formal vote - the chamber honors the largest parties by awarding them the Speaker and three Deputy Speaker posts. Filmed in the Swedish parliament, “Second Deputy Speaker” gives a critical study of politics and symbols of resistance in parliamentary procedures.
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In present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina, economically depressed towns turn themselves into tourist destinations in order to survive—deliberately forming their own cultural narratives. Centering on four different locations, The Stone Speakers interrogates a nation’s contradictory memories. Made with subtlety and tactful distance, director Igor Drljaca’s film reveals the traumatic consequences of being a country that is stuck in a postwar identity crisis.
The story of an odd creature called the Speakerman, who served duty in a small mining village by sounding the siren/megaphone that is his head to tell the workers when it was time for lunch and to alert people in case of a mining accident. When the mine closes, Speakerman ends up lonely and in search of new friends and meaning in his life.
The movie is all about the relationships between two rare bred men from extremely different strata of society, but more in common than is apparent from the first look. They might have never run into each other, with their stark contrast in nature and life styles and would have hardly given each other a second look, if they hadn't met in these defined circumstances. But the movie throws them together, intertwined in worst of their days and progressively built in the rapport between the extremes, and infuses the spirit of worthy and meaningful life to all in the screen and those who watches them on screen.
The Speaker is a 2009 British television series, broadcast on BBC Two. It is a talent show type series that aimed to find the best young speaker in the United Kingdom. The show is narrated by Jane Horrocks. The three judges are stand-up comedian Jo Brand, former American basketball player and political activist John Amaechi and Jeremy Stockwell. Regional auditions were held in London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Manchester. 160 young people were invited to auditions after sending in videos of themselves speaking. The participants had to be aged between 14 to 18. Only 5 participants are allowed through to the next round for each region in episodes 1 & 2. Then the 20 who get through are reduced to 8 after a number of challenges in episode 3.
July 1962. Christine Beauval, star speaker of the RTF, is a fulfilled woman who leads her life as a wife and mother, as well as an ambitious professional career. But in the spotlight, when she should speak, her body suddenly falls, bloody. A few days earlier, her husband Pierre was appointed head of Mondovision by his friend Eric Jauffret, Minister of Information.
Speakers' Corner is a television series that aired weekly on Citytv and A stations in Canada, later CTV Two), featuring numerous short segments on a variety of topics as recorded by members of the general public in the form of rants, big-ups, shoutouts, jokes, music performances, etc. After the video was complete, it was edited for television. The show was an example of Citytv founder Moses Znaimer's philosophy of interactive broadcasting. Rogers Media, owners of Citytv stations since 2007 from CHUM Limited, announced the cancellation of the series on August 31, 2008, citing the emergence of other interactive media.