Tumin is a portrait of El Espinal, a forgotten little municipality in the mountains of Totonacapan in northern Veracruz state, which decided to design its own economic system and printed communal money called the Tumin. This currency is based on the barter syste. Thus they began an autonomous project with their own resources, unconnected to the government´s hand and running countercurrent to the capitalist system.
What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model? Watch, as several organizations strive towards building a more cooperative future. By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in an economy previously dominated by profits and big business.
Set in the arch-American "home movie" context of a sunny suburban yard, Rosler's early Super-8 film Backyard Economy I documents the products of mundane domestic chores. Silently depicting scenes of laundry hanging out to dry in a suburban backyard, Rosler points up the labor that allows leisure and interrogates its underlying "economy."
Economy of Love centres on a Brooklyn-based women’s activist movement that approaches sex work as a way for women to reclaim their power in a male-dominated pleasure zone. Their emphasis is on nurturing, educating and empowering both sexes around the power that lays within the female orgasm, advocating for a shifting vocabulary around sex work and gender roles and moving toward mutual respect and understanding of the body and spirit. —Tate Modern
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Comedian Gary Gulman performs at the Wilbur Theatre in Boston. Topics include the financial crisis; renting movies; and a conversation between Bill Gates and Donald Trump.
SILICON PRAIRIE: AMERICA'S NEW INTERNET ECONOMY EXPLORES THE POTENTIAL THAT THE OPEN INTERNET HOLDS TO PROMOTE OUR ECONOMY—NOT JUST IN SILICON VALLEY, BUT IN CITIES AND TOWNS (AND FARMS!) ALL OVER AMERICA. Silicon Prairie is a short film following the incredible bus journey that Reddit.com took across America. Filmmakers from Nimblebot.com set out in October, 2012 to show how entrepreneurs, politicians, community organizers, and internet enthusiasts are building vibrant technology hubs in cities and towns across the American Midwest. The film shows entrepreneurial hubs as fragile ecosystems, which hold great potential for revitalization, job-creation, and innovation in America's heartland.
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Known for his vibrant reinterpretations of classical portraits featuring African-American men, New York-based painter Kehinde Wiley has turned the practice of portraiture on its head and in the process has taken the art world by storm.
Everyone’s talking about it, but who can explain it? Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan have partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Each film is helmed by an acclaimed filmmaker, each with their own creative vision. The series aims to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy. Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.
In 1994, James Jebbia opened the first Supreme location in a small storefront on Lafayette Street in New York. At the time, Supreme was a brand for skaters by skaters—even the design for the shop was more open so skaters could come right in with their skateboards. But today, 21 years later, Supreme is a legendary streetwear brand that’s cultivated a cult following well beyond that original fan base. Continuing to release product in tightly controlled, limited amounts, the brand is as big as it wants to be in New York, Los Angeles, and London; a titan in Japan—arguably its largest market.
Artists and journalists love to invoke that holy word of American evil ' Detroit ' whenever they can. After all, what could be cooler than cars, Motown, and murder? And in the aftermath of the recent economic meltdown and auto industry bail-out Detroit has become shorthand for all that ails America. Detroit was once the seat of the greatest economic empire the world has ever seen; the auto industry; but now, Detroit is the face of failure. Failure not of the city's people, but of its leaders and of America itself. 'Rollin' is the true story of the decline of the auto industry and the rise of the drug economy in Detroit.