This year, the world’s oldest mountain film festival features highly anticipated debuts from across Europe and Italy.
The best in mountain cinema will be on show at the TrentoFilmfestival 2011. This year features a host of newly released international films, starting with Cave of Forgotten Dreams, the first 3D documentary by German director Werner Herzog; after its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival and its European premiere in Berlin, the film will be screened for the first time in Italy on Saturday 30 April. The film was mainly shot in the Chauvet cave in France, which is off limits to all but a few experts. In his first extraordinary 3D film, Herzog unveils the world’s oldest drawings, which are believed to be more than 30,000 years old. These sophisticated, modern-looking works of cave art still amaze experts even today, and Herzog’s words and music transform them into yet another groundbreaking piece of filmmaking.
New immigration minister: become like us or stay away.
Søren Pind prepared to further tighten immigration laws
Either foreigners make an effort to become Danish or they can just stay away from Denmark, according to Søren Pind, the new immigration minister.
Only hours after taking over as immigration minister after Birthe Rønn Hornbech was fired yesterday, Pind declared himself ready to tighten up the immigration laws.
According to Pind, it should be set in stone that Denmark has room for foreigners that adopt and respect Danish values, norms and traditions; if they don’t, they shouldn’t be here at all.
“The way I see it, when you choose Denmark, you choose Denmark because you want to become Danish,” Pind told Jyllands-Posten newspaper.
He highlighted a misunderstood notion of integration, where traditional Danish values have been compromised in an attempt to accommodate foreigners. This, he said, is a threat to Denmark as a nation.
“In my view, a mixture of cultures and the trails it carries with it makes the whole thing crackle, and I will do everything I can to fight that,” he said.
This is great news for the Danish People’s Party (DF). “There are several areas where tightening measures are needed, so Søren Pind’s statement is definitely good for us to hear,” said DF’s immigration spokesperson Peter Skaarup.
In the opposition, Socialist People’s Party (SF) immigration spokesperson Astrid Kragh said that the nation is under threat if Søren Pind fails to realise that he needs to focus on high-priority tasks involving ghettos, education of non-ethnic youths and unemployment among foreigners.
In the 60s and 70s, Amsterdam and Copenhagen, the current bike capitals of the world, were not much unlike the rest of the world, with a decade of urban planning revolved around the car.
It took the massive grassroots protests of the 1970’s and 1980’s to force urban planners and politicians to return to planning for pedestrians and cyclists.
This is what it looked like in Copenhagen at a protest rally in the 1970’s. Regular citizens in their thousands demonstrating for safer streets and the re-implementation of bicycle infrastructure.
In order to draw attention to the need - and desire - for infrastructure white crosses were painted on the asphalt where cyclists had been killed. In the late 1960’s there were roughly 300 hundred cyclists killed every year in Denmark. Last year, in 2010, there were 19.
The power of the people triumphed. Cycle tracks are the Tahrir Square where Citizen Cyclists continue to gather to show that fighting for The Common Good can suceed and from where the dictators who only wish to serve the interests of the few are banished.
Tonight we are happy to announce support for Google’s goo.gl, which is a fast URL shortener like bit.ly and awe.sm brought to you officially by the folks at Google.
To start using goo.gl short URLs for your AddToAny button or standalone services, please see the AddToAny documentation on URL shorteners & “click-back” tracking. If you’re coding manually, just remember to drop the ‘e’ – the value should be ‘googl’ instead of ‘google’. Even we screwed that up once, twice, maybe a few times during testing.
This new feature comes in thanks to a Twitter message from Neasan. Thanks for the request, Neasan!