Kahlil Joseph’s latest work, BLKNWS, is a makeshift news broadcast displayed on two television screens placed side by side, showcasing aspects of the black community that aren’t usually covered by major news channels.
Staying true to its brand, Pixar has produced another tear-jerking film in “Toy Story 4.” At the start of the movie, we learn that Woody is no longer the favorite toy, Bonnie having left him to gather dust in her closet.
At first glance, the new photography exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion seems simple. White space is used consistently throughout the exhibit, the empty walls displaying only a few black and white photographs each. Two short films are projected in a makeshift theater tucked away in the corners of the Pavilion, and four wooden tables in the center of the room display photographs, letters, books, music scores and newspaper clippings, all dating back to the Vietnam War era. This simplicity is the true beauty of the exhibit “We Shot the War: ‘Overseas Weekly’ in Vietnam.” The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” seems to be the central focus of this exhibit, each brutally human photograph speaking for itself. While walking through the exhibit, one can see that these pictures do not aim to show the violence of the war, but rather to highlight the lives of soldiers and citizens alike.
Everyone is born a storyteller: Aaron and Amanda Kopp express this conviction in “LIYANA,” the heartwarming and eye-opening film that they co-directed and co-produced in 2017. “LIYANA” was screened on campus by the Worldwide Support for Development (WSD) Handa Center for Human Rights for the Stanford Global Studies 2018 Summer Film Festival on June 27.