“Concerning Violence” Narrated by Lauryn Hill

The powerful new film from Göran Hugo Olsson, director of The Black Power Mixtape, is a fresh and bold visual narrative, documenting the liberation from colonial rule in the ‘60s and ‘70s in Africa. Working with recently discovered archival footage, the film depicts some of the most daring moments ever captured during the anti-colonialist struggle. Drawn from Frantz Fanon’s still-evocative and searing text “The Wretched of the Earth” and narrated by the socially engaged singer Lauryn Hill, CONCERNING VIOLENCE is a striking and emotionally resonant cinematic essay, which confronts the dehumanizing mechanisms of colonialism of the past to illuminate the urgent need for change in the present.

Clip provided by Susan Norget.

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The Road That Changed Everything

This is the story of several villages in Malawi whose families united and worked together for months to make clean water a reality for themselves. — Charity Water

African Safari Wedding

Reddit user Corey Perkins (u/per1993) posted an incredible wedding album earlier this week. The Imgur photo gallery(which has been viewed over 765,000 times in three days), shows the couple’s breathtaking ceremony at the Chengeta Safari Lodge, which is located about 80 km from Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe.

The couple met while attending Seton Hill University and got married in the United States three years ago. Earlier this year they travelled to Zimbabwe for a second wedding so the bride’s family could celebrate the joyous union.

The day’s events were captured by local photographer Christopher Scott. I’ll let the images speak for themselves but this is truly one of the most incredible wedding locations I’ve ever seen!

[via Corey Perkins/per1993 on reddit]

— Twisted Sifter

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Photographs by Christopher Scott/Scottyphotography
via Corey Perkins/Kingdom Solutions

These images display camaraderie so attractive in its purity, so inspiring in its welcome, so free from prejudice, that it actually pulls the spotlight from the exotic locale and its indigenous inhabitants. Just a beautiful scene, warm and inviting from half a world away.

Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

“In the cathedral of the wild, we get to see the best parts of ourselves reflected back to us.” Boyd Varty, a wildlife activist, shares stories of animals, humans and their interrelatedness, or “ubuntu” — defined as, “I am, because of you.” And he dedicates the talk to South African leader Nelson Mandela, the human embodiment of that same great-hearted, generous spirit.

Courtesy of TED