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March 18, 2010

THE COCONUT REVOLUTION

The Coconut Revolution (2001, 50min)

The Coconut Revolution is a 2001 multi-award winning documentary film about the struggle of the indigenous peoples in the Bougainville Island. The movement is described as the “world’s first successful eco-revolution”.

The movie tells the story of the sucessful uprising of the indigenous peoples of Bougainville Island against the Papua New Guinea army, Papua New Guinea Defence Force, and the mining plans of the RTZ company to exploit their natural resources. The documentary reveals how the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) managed to overcome the blockade strategy carried by the papuan army by using coconut oil as fuel.

I was blabbing about Mikael from Denmark today on someone’s Facebook page who told me a funny story about a rat in the basement of the Superflex building in Copenhagen. I was thinking about Mikael – as I do often and he is a buddy I wish I could see more often. I was reminded of travelling to Copenhagen once where The Outbreak Cru played at Culture Box and the movie before their set was The Coconut Revolution.

If you have 50 minutes to spare, try and make it through this incredible story of amazing, inspirational people.

September 13, 2009

SHIT LIST

Everyone who loves me thinks that my ex is a jerk for all the grief he has brought in to my life. Sometimes I feel guilty for talking to him. Other than his divining rod for misery and simpering on YouTube there are some thing about him that I think are pretty awesome. Like this:

The New York Times also wrote quite nice article about his work that has quote from non other than Paul Peroni. The nice surprise at the bottom is that it talks about Superflex and the CopyShop in Denmark. Funnily enough, they are mates of mine too. You will have seen stuff on here before about them.

Today will be one of more sewing. I have a stack of African fabrics and vintage Vogue patterns and a kitten doing gnarly sofa surfing taking run ups and flipping over the back of the sofa like they are giant waves. Cowabunga dudes.

xx Lektrogirl

February 2, 2009

BAD ASS WEATHER

I don’t mean just in London, I also mean in a film made by some friends in Denmark.

“Flooded McDonald’s is a film work by Superflex in which a convincing life-size replica of the interior of a McDonald’s burger bar, without any customers or staff present, gradually floods with water. Furniture is lifted up by the water, trays of food and drinks start to float around, electrics short circuit and eventually the space becomes completely submerged.”


Flooded McDonald’s from Superflex.

If you want to find out more about this Danish collective, SUPERFLEX, then you can check their website here superflex.net.

xx Lektrogirl

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