Best of the Web
A roundup of outstanding multimedia from across the Web.
Ian Teh, photographer for Panos Pictures, paints a surreal and dark picture of the other side of the bright, shiny facade of the economic explosion in China.
“China’s economy is exploding and behind the scenes of this economic miracle is the industrial revolution powered by the cheap labor that is helping to build and sustain the economy. Coal for power, coal for steel, coal for cement. Coal and labor are the raw materials, the flip side and the dark side of this economic juggernaut that is China. But it comes at a heavy price for the country’s environment and its people’s health. And now that is has overtaken the U.S. as the biggest producer of carbon dioxide, China’s emission levels will increase anxiety about its role in driving man-made global warming and will add to pressure on the world’s politicians to reach an agreement on climate change that includes the Chinese economy.”
Filmmaker Henrik Hansen takes us into the world of custom motorcycle engineer Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering.
Hansen’s visceral and teeth rattling soundtrack, gritty imagery and well placed cuts give us a white-knuckle look at Shinya Kimura’s rolling sculptures.
Filmmakers Daniel Mercadante and Will Hoffmann show us how language connects our inner thought to the world around us.
Without use of narrative, words, imagery, sound and language weave together this piece. Juxtaposition and familiarity do not give way to an overt message, allowing us to interpret the piece as we will.
Heavy monsoon rains have led to the worst flooding Pakistan has ever seen. With an estimated 20 million people displaced, this flooding is considered one of the greatest natural disasters ever to hit Pakistan.
Massimo Berruti of VU photo agency delivers a portfolio of images that show the utter devastation to the Northern Pakistan and the urgency that the people of Pakistan face.
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