It’s finally December, so I can crank this until the New Year!
It’s finally December, so I can crank this until the New Year!
Hello! For those of you who don’t know, my name is Amira Hasib, I graduated last year from Pratt Insitute with a BFA in Film/Video. I am current looking to shoot my first film since college, “Before, After & In Between”, but I need your help!
I’m a black female filmmaker that graduated from Pratt Institute in May 2018. Before, After & In Between will be my first film since college however the reason why it’s important to me is because I want to use it to launch my career and base who I am around its premise–black female vulnerability.
MOST money will go to EQUIPMENT!!!! since I no longer have access to any since I graduated, and the rest to securing locations, transportation, and feeding the cast! Everyone is working for free and donating their time so it is only right for this project to come to life the way I see it in my head. (all this is broken down on the campaign page)
Through a series of vignettes, we follow Amber as she navigates her way through modern dating–a world full of situationships, misunderstandings, and unspoken feelings. From an awkward first kiss, to an even more awkward first time, Amber laters finds an unexpected first love. “Before, After and In Between” details the before, the start, the end and the aftermath of their situation-ship and calls into question what true love really is.
Before, After & In Between is about finding strength in vulnerability. Black women are often not given room to be vulnerable, and awkward.
A glimpse of what’s in store…
I made a film within the same realm while I was a sophomore in college called Last Call. It is a short that shows the start and end of a lesbian relationship through a series of flashbacks soundtracked by a voicemail.
Check out Last Call here!
This is a film not about race that it is about race. I want to normalize stories about people of color outside of our pain. There is so much beauty and nuance in our everyday lives that is often overlooked by the white gaze. I want to build a platform with this film and my future films that normalizes black girls as multidimensional people vs. being traditionally portrayed as racist tropes (the mammy, the ghetto/rachet one, the undesirable one).
So, all in all, we have 30 days to raise $10,500! I hope you all can help me get this film made! All prizes and further details are on the Indiegogo page!
I hope you all believe in this project as much as I do and will ensure I can get it made! Thank you!
If you can’t donate, please reblog!
Hey everyone if you could please share this 😊
the universe: okay, you’re a human. I gave you free will and a conscious mind, so you’re free to do whatever you want. So what do you wanna do?
human: GO FAST
the universe: well, you’re a perfect pursuit predator but if that’s the way you want to evolve, go ahead.
human, climbing on a horse: GO FAST
the universe: wait what
human, inventing the carriage, the car and the bullet train: GO FASTER
the universe: I IMPLORE YOU TO STOP
human, trying to figure out lightspeed travel: FAS T ER
THEORETICALLY MAXIMUM FAST
How will the people in the ship not get gibbed?
Because the warp drive doesn’t actually accelerate the ship, it just makes the space in front of it smaller and the space behind it larger. Or something.
it works like this
Objects cannot accelerate to the speed of light within normal spacetime; instead, the Alcubierre drive shifts space around an object so that the object would arrive at its destination faster than light would in normal space without breaking any physical laws.
A WRINKLE IN TIME IS COMING TRUE
We gonna be surfing gravity waves!!
COWABUNGA SPACE DUDES!
I love how mankind’s solution to ftl is just to bend to rules of reality a little.
Universe: ok human, with the physical laws as they are you can’t go faster than the speed of light.
Humanity: ok, let me just figure out how to manipulate space time so I can go FASTER!
That’s literally how the ship in Futurama works lol the professor says the ship doesn’t move at all, it moves all of space around it. Can’t believe Futurama was right
fun fact: there’s a real life math theorem (futurama theorem) created by one of the writers for the sole purpose of solving a plot in an episode
To liberals, to centrists, to color blind racists, to all the people who thinks silence or laughing about it, or fake satire are harmless, just an opinion, or a bit of nothing in a cycle that started with little things, this is for you.
Interview and transcript of a conversation with the new owner of tumblr
Glad they keeping the employees but
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None of them understand that this site is where the broke bitches hang out.
museums should repatriate artifacts belonging to living cultures and display reproductions instead
no one is entitled to the sacred art, tools, or costumes of another culture (save members of the culture itself) and nonsacred reproductions will serve just as well for the purposes of education and appreciation
having museums full of reproductions would be even cooler than having museums full of sacred artifacts because when modern craftspeople are able to replicate those artifacts, it’s usually because they still make the same items the same way today
this means that you could have description tags emphasizing that such-and-such item has been made by these people in almost the same way for hundreds of years
having museums full of beautiful reproductions takes the emphasis off of Things and places it on the People who make them, which is really as it should be
time to say It… anti mexican racism is a specific problem in america that needs to be talked about NOW. there is a culture of fear and hatred very specifically focused on the fact that mexicans dare exist outside of mexico that even extends past white majority areas and into other communities of color. its going to lead to something that can never be undone if other people don’t start actively and enthusiastically giving mexican people their support and solidarity. i’m begging you, go out of your way today to research what you can do to help struggling mexican people in your community (which i guarantee there are)
if you aren’t mexican reblog this but don’t add any dumb shit to it please
Another quick reminder since i start seeing people saying “UwU both are good” in the tags and reblogs.
Reminder : it doesn’t matter how we portray them, they are dead so like let ppl have fun
But why does it matter dude I know it’s scientifically innacurate but ppl enjoying that innacurate version doesn’t have any negative applications???? Unless dinosaurs were brought back to life and ppl misidentified them or smthn it really has only negative impact keeping ppl from having fun with the fictional lizard dinos
It makes a big difference. People who make models for museums get passed over for projects because the owners don’t want to hear that their precious Jurassic Park lizards were actually weird birds, and “the public won’t get it anyway”. It makes a feedback loop so that even when people are presented with accurate depictions of past animals, they violently reject them.
Scaly raptors are also a gift to the anti-evolution fanatics, who like to pretend that the rarity of big mainstream feathered dinosaurs is in some way indicative of conflict and confusion in the paleontology community.
Also any variant of ‘It’s okay to ignore science and go with what you like is a dangerous mindset.
it was really heartening to learn that the purpose of creating such a thick uterine lining during the menstrual period was to prevent the implantation of embryos rather than encourage them, and that our uterus is basically flushing out anything it deems unworthy during the period itself rather than “punishing” us for not being pregnant (which is how it’s usually framed). it’s almost as if your female body is more concerned with the protection and continuation of itself rather than being used as a procreative vessel.
the fact that we’ve come to accept the idea that our reproductive organs are punishing us for not being continuously pregnant is proof of how deeply patriarchal brainwashing has convinced women that we are nothing but broodmares for ‘their’ children.
This is honestly a life changing outlook. Thanks for protecting me uterus
that’s some damn tea
If extending a right to all people reduces your rights in any way? That means that right has been dependent on the oppression of someone else.
It means you’ve been profiting from the subjugation of others in some way. Are you good with that?
Wow this tea is SCALDING
Indigenous people in the Arctic: *cause virtually no harm to the environment with their hunting practices / have been sustainably hunting animals forever / have to suffer the consequences of food deserts and sky-high prices no white vegan will ever have to deal with*
White vegans: you know what’s really bothering me…seal hunting…let’s stop that somehow…
According to the ministry of natural resources in Nunavut, the hunters in Nunavut could hunt a ringed seal for each person who lives in Canada every year and there would still be a net INCREASE in the seal population. Traditional Inuit methods of hunting help maintain the environment, because an overpopulation of seals would be a disaster for fish stocks in the territory.
Also, the shit about clubbing baby seals is a racist myth based on the assumption that the Inuit are “savage”, so we white folks could stop repeating that myth
HR: if they work 40 hours a week u have to give them benefits
Big company: hmm okay. They shall work 39
HR: if they work 8 hours u have to give them a half hour lunch and intermittent breaks
company: 7 hours and 50 minutes, it is
the law: if theyre employees you have to pay for benefits
company: lets staff through a temp service and wait so long to hire them in they quit out of frustration
the law: You must pay them this and no less.
company: I shall pay them that and no more.
The law: you have to pay your employees
Company: then we’ll replace them all with interns
The law: you gotta increase wages
Company: we’ll cut hours
the law: you have to give raises
company: mayhaps they would enjoy an extra five cents
the law: employees have rights
company: around here we call them “independent contractors”
I swear EVERY SINGLE ONE of my employers has been at LEAST two of these at once.
Me, banging pots and pans together: UNIONIZE
This is a great tip: If you really need to do gender marketing to raise profit, don’t make boring toys that suck, make the cool toys you have more appealing and relatable to girls.
Mora badass girl ninjas, more girls in your advertising, just don’t ignore that girls/women are people and not a marketing stereotype
I’m back! (Though I didn’t really go anywhere lol) 😁I hope to be releasing another Niks Emos track pretty soon, so keep a lookout.
Until then, keep listening to (and buying) my current tracks! 💜