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  • sami ben gharbia 2:17 am on March 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: freedom, ,   

    Closed Zone – منطقة مغلقة 

    أعيد هنا نشر شريط قصير أخرجه المخرج الإسرائيلي آري فولمان، و هو نفس المخرج الذي اشتغل على شريط “رقصة فالس مع بشير

    الحائز على عدة جوائز منها الأوسكار.

    شريط “منطقة مغلقة” الذي ينتمي إلى نفس صنف فن رسوم التحريك الممزوج بصور واقعية لا يتجاوز التسعين ثانية أراد من خلاله المخرج، و من ورائه المنظمة غير الحكومية الإسرائيلية «غيشا» التي تدافع عن حرية الحركة و التنقل للفلسطينيين، إلى جلب انتباه العالم إلى الحصار الظالم المفروض على غزة.

    الشريط الذي صيغ في إطار حملة دعائية ضد إغلاق المعابر بوجه الفلسطينيين لا يخلو طبعا من اتهام مبطن لحركة حماس على أنها الطرف الذي يفتعل ردود الفعل الإسرائيلية التعسفية و التي غالبا ما تتخذ شكل العقاب الجماعي ضط المدنيين العزل.

    دور المدني الأعزل في هذا الشريط القصير لعبه صبي فلسطيني خارج من حطام و ركام غزة، تسكنه إرادة “التنقل” و قدوته في ذلك طائر أزرق جلب انتباهه فأراد أن يكون مثله، حرا! كل حركات الصبي تصدم كل مرة بيدِِ تمنعه من التقدم أيا كان الإتجاه الذي يسلكه، برا أم بحرا.

    و عندما تجتمع الأيادي، و منها من تحمل العلم المصري، لتحكم حصارها بالكامل على غزة و على الصبي، يحلق الطائر عاليا ليقع سجينا في قفص وُضعت بجانبه، بعناية، صحيفة، تبدو غربية، عليها صورة من صور ضحايا العدوان على غزة.

    هل أن اليد التي أغلقت القفص على الطائر الأزرق هي نفس اليد التي ستمسك بالصحيفة لتطلع على “آخر” أخبار العدوان على غزة؟ و هل هي نفس اليد التي تمنع الفلسطينيين من الحركة؟

    الشريط يستحق المشاهدة و التوقف أمامه قليلا.

     
    • Mahmoud Said 8:30 am on March 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      للأسف حتى هذا الفيلم لا يوجه اللوم بشكل واضح للعدو ويوجهه بشكل أوضح ومساوى لمصر

      يختصر فلسطين فى غزة

      ويختصر مشكلة أهل غزة فى حاجاتهم البيولوجية

      وليس الحرية المطلقة التى يرمز إليها بالطائر

    • Mahmoud Said 8:32 am on March 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      الموقع حتى لا يسميه حصار

      بما تشمله الكلمة من معانى سياسية

      ولكن يسميه إغلاق

      المسألة مجرد قرار إدارى خاطىء فقط

    • Anwar 12:37 pm on March 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ولله يا شباب

      أحيانا عدوك بكون أحن من أخوك

      ومصر بضلها أختنا الكبيرة

    • guard runner 2:28 pm on March 18, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      ciao dall’italia

    • sami 1:07 pm on March 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      محمود، مصر شريك كامل في المحنة و لا وجود لدرجات في التشفي من الفلسطينيين

      ثم إني لا أرى أي تلميح للحاجات البيولوجية لأهل غزة في الشريط، على العكس، الطير هو رمز و محرك أساسي لأحداث فيه

  • sami ben gharbia 1:33 pm on July 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Islam, Modernity   

    Islam 2.0 

    Update from the author of the video [received on July 6th, 2007]:

    As an expression of friendship and respect for certain viewers and fellow bloggers, I have put an end to the Islam Electronica Project and have removed both the video and MP3.

    Many thanks,

    Ahmad Sherif

    islam2o.jpg

    Is this a new trend? Islam 2.0? I don’t know! For me this is a relevant sign of Islam’s crisis with modernity rather than a sign of a new, modernized and “hip hopped” Islam. Do we really need to show how modern and how human our faith can be? I really think that the two extreme approaches of exposing Islam: the hyper conservative and the hyper modern are both symptomatic of a deep identity crisis.

    This is the second time that I see a Koran’s recitation mixed with music. The first one was made by the Egyptian Islamic intellectual Nasr Abou Zayd and Sjoerd van Koningsveld (Professor of Islamic Studies, Leiden University) and broadcasted by the Dutch Islamic Broadcasting Organisation (Nederlandse Islamitische Omroep – NIO) on July 6th, 2003 showing a recitation of the ar-Rahmaan chapter (the Compassionate ) accompanied with piano music. The show was strongly criticized by the Dutch Muslim community and a fatwa condemning the alleged blasphemy against the Koran has been issued by a Netherlands based Sheich Fawaz Jneid.

    This new attempt proposes an Islam Electronica Project:

    The Islam Electronica Project will explore the relationship between the e-world and all sorts of Islams, from the most moderate to the most radical. I’m interested in the concept of hypermodern Western tools (Web, Computers, Software) serving hyper-conservative-anti-Western ideas — in many cases of radical Islam, not Islam in general, “said Ahmad Sherif, the blogger behind the project.

     
    • شات 6:44 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      شكرا لك اخي الكريم على سورة الفاتحه

      وجزاك الله الف خير

  • sami ben gharbia 3:27 pm on June 23, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Apple, Microsoft   

    Microsoft Surface Parody 

    Digital table? is this the future?

     
  • sami ben gharbia 4:01 pm on May 15, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: big-brother,   

    Video: The Big Brother State 

    The Big Brother State is an educational film about what politicians claim to be protection of our freedom but what we refer to as repressive legislation.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 9:02 pm on March 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Cat-Stevens   

    Recent Interview With Pop Star Cat Stevens Yusuf Islam 

    Don’t miss this interview with usuf Islam.

     
    • Janet 7:45 pm on April 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      What amazing passion when he performed. This is a completely inspiring interview.

      Quotes I loved:

      On Peace Train:
      “although I couldn’t see all the faces that were listening to me I could almost see their souls”

      On getting banned from the US:
      “I can’t begin to imagine that there is an evil bone in that man’s body. Those are the people you’re just supposed to cherish. You don’t walk on the heart of angels. – Dolly Parton

      thank you,
      Janet

  • sami ben gharbia 3:55 pm on February 8, 2007 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , music   

    Ahlan Ezzayak ! 

    Shams, la chanteuse koweitienne, vient de lancer son vidéo clip “Ahlan Ezzayak” « bienvenu, comment ça va ? » devenu aussitôt populaire dans les pays arabes. La vidéo, qui caricaturise l’administration américaine (Bush, Rumsfeld et Cheney), se moque d’une façon arabe de la politique américaine au Moyen-Orient et les mensonges néo-cons d’exporter la démocratie et la liberté à cette région du monde.

    L’utilisation des deux fameuses personnalités de la légendaire pièce théâtrale Rayya et sakina ainsi que de Handalah la créature caricaturale qui symbolise le drame palestinien créee par le caricaturiste Naji al-Ali est vraiment admirable et plonge les responsables américains dans le monde de l’humour, de la caricature et du sarcasme arabe.

    Ahlan Ezzayak est le premier clip que Shams réalise après la signature d’un contrat de deux millions de dollars la liant avec la société de diffusion américaine Surprise. Rotana, la société de diffusion du prince saoudien Waleed bin Talal venait juste de rompre son contrat avec la chanteuse koweitienne ! Une façon de plaire au Président Bush ?

    Faut lire la réaction de la journaliste koweytienne Muna Al-Fuzai, qui s’est hissée en donneuse de leçons prenant la défense des idéaux et de “l’altruisme” américains :

    This video clip is an insult to all Americans and all the good that they stand for and even die for! (…) I wonder if this lady who claims to be Kuwaiti ever paused to ponder that if not for the Americans, who she is poking fun of, had not liberated her country from the Iraqi invasion, where she would be now? Democracy, freedom of speech and expression are not tools for insults but for expressing public emotions and reactions. If some people have their own valid reasons to hate the Americans, let them; but we, especially as Kuwaitis owe them our motherland.

    Je vous laisse déguster cette pièce d’art :

     
    • TARFI 11:00 pm on February 25, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO pour la chanteuse, son clip.

      Merci d’avoir chanté tout haut tout ce que peu de personnes osent dire mais pensent.

      MILLE BRAVO

      En tous les cas, moi je ferai la publicité de la chanteuse et de son clip.

      Merci Shams

    • Nicolas 11:10 am on March 19, 2007 Permalink | Reply

      Bonjour,

      Moi j’adore la chateuse Shams, j’ai d’ailleur participé à son dernier clip tournée sur Paris, c’est un clip digne des plus grand clip americain! Il y avait de gros moyen c’était incroyable!

      Vivement qu’il passe à la télé! 🙂

      Merci d’exister Shams et à très bientôt!

      Nico

  • sami ben gharbia 6:57 pm on February 6, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Multinational corporate censors 

    Here is an interesting point of view about censorship. Published on .net issue 158, January 2007:

    Web rights group divides the world into good and bad, but it fails to look at rights abuses in our own backyard.

    Bush’s “axis of evil” has a web equivalent: a list called ‘Enemies of the internet’ issued by human rights group, Reporters Without Borders. To go with it, they’ve published a map showing the 13 worst nations for internet freedom.

    The map (at http://www.rsf.org/24h/map.php) is given the name The Internet Black Holes and, as well as showing the 13 worst offenders for internet rights, it invites users to vote for their worst offender. So, what about the UK?

    While it’s important that we understand which governments are engaging in internet censorship, I think the RSF map is misleading,” says Suw Charman, executive director of the open Rights Group (www.openrihtsgroup.org). “It implies that censorship is only happening in a small number of countries, many of which we are already aware do not have a good record on freedom of speech.” Charman adds that because the map focuses only on government censorship, no western countries are listed. “Yet the censorship that occurs in the US and Europe is often corporate – businesses forcing individuals to remove sites or blog posts they don’t like.

    In 2003, a study from Privacy International found that censorship of the web is “commonplace in most regions of the world”, and one of the biggest trends in recent years is the growth of multinational corporate censors whose agendas are very different from governments. “If we focus solely on the activities of governments, we risk overlooking censorship that’s going on in our own backyard,” concludes Charman.

    Web censorship has also been analysed in a report from the OpenNetinitiative, which explains much of the censorship nightmares experienced by the countries featured in the map. The ONI research backs up why Reporters Without Borders chose to put those 13 countries on a map, but the campaign fails to get to the heart of the internet censorship problems faced by these countries, or the corporate censorship issues faced by western nations. CH

     
  • sami ben gharbia 11:03 am on January 13, 2007 Permalink | Reply
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    Blogging, the nihilist impulse 

    Media theorist and Internet activist Geert Lovink formulates a theory of weblogs that goes beyond the usual rhetoric of citizens’ journalism. Blogs lead to decay, he writes. What’s declining is the “Belief in the Message”. Instead of presenting blog entries as mere self-promotion, we should interpret them as decadent artefacts that remotely dismantle the broadcast model. (more…)

     
  • sami ben gharbia 1:01 am on January 5, 2007 Permalink | Reply  

    2007: Web 2.0 Companies I Couldn’t Live Without 

    TechCrunch has updated his list of the Web 2.0 companies he can’t live without. Take a Look at the list.

     
  • sami ben gharbia 2:30 am on December 8, 2006 Permalink | Reply
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    I am blogging 

    I can’t talk to you, I’m Bloggin Right Now!!

    I found it @ Boerland.

     
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