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 V.13 No.30 | July 22 - 28, 2004 

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Documentary Debut—The Santa Fe Film Festival will sponsor a special screening of Zana Briski and Ross Kaufman's award-winning documentary Born into Brothels this Thursday, July 22, at 7:30 p.m. The screening will take place at The Screen on the College of Santa Fe campus. Born into Brothels captures the life of an unforgettable group of children. Feisty, resilient and wickedly funny, these kids are the offspring of the prostitutes who occupy Calcutta's red light district. Determined to evade their doomed future, they embark on a transformational journey with New York-based photographer Zana Briski, who teaches them the explore their world through the art of photography. This exuberant, unsentimental film nabbed both the Documentary Award and the Audience Award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, and looks to be a sellout event; so get there early. Tickets are $9 and are available at the door (1600 St. Michael's Drive).

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A popular Mongolian pastime: sitting and staring at nothing.

Film Review

The Story of the Weeping Camel

Beautiful cultural documentary highlights hearty herders and lachrymose livestock

The Story of the Weeping Camel is a terrible title for a movie. It sounds like a parody of an art house title—the kind of dry, foreign-sounding film only Ivy League hippies would be caught dead buying a ticket for. That's too bad. Because The Story of the Weeping Camel is a gorgeous, good old-fashioned documentary all but devoid of political agenda or sociological rhetoric.

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Silence = High Prices

Film Review

The Corporation

Damning doc proves companies are people too—and not very nice ones

Objectivity, once considered a virtue in the world of documentary filmmaking, has all but vanished from theaters, becoming a distant, if sorely lamented, memory. Supersize Me, Morgan Spurlock's two-hour exercise in gimmickry, hammered home its most obvious points, allowing no room, or opportunity, for debate. Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 was stubborn in its refusal to acknowledge both sides of its argument, resulting in a film that will entertain the already converted but alienate those who aren't yet convinced. Now, with The Corporation, audiences are given yet another reason to join hands, debate over coffee and plant a pipe bomb in the neighborhood Nike factory.

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Idiot Box

Bawdy Brit Loosens up Late Night

“The Graham Norton Effect” on Comedy Central

The Beatles did it big time. The Rolling Stones are still doing it. Robbie Williams tried several times and eventually gave up. At some point, it seems, every Brit has to try and conquer America. Now it's British talk show host Graham Norton's turn.

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Week in Sloth

The Week in Sloth

Highlights from around the dial. Except no one has dials anymore.

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Today's Events

The Soundtrack of Our Lives at UNM SUB Ballrooms

The Lobo Anime Club meets to screen and talk about anime music videos and more.

“The Producer” A Reality TV Show at KiMo Theatre

Mr. Gaga at Keshet Center for the Arts

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