Julian Vigo
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Julian Vigo is a scholar, filmmaker, artist, permaculturalist, dj, yogi, and human rights consultant. A specialist in contemporary ethnography, cultural studies, cinema, postcolonial theory, and media and gender studies, she has taught at universities across the world. Her latest book is Earthquake in Haiti: The Pornography of Poverty and the Politics of Development (2015). Julian Vigo's portal is lubellule.com and she can be reached at julian.vigo@gmail.com.

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#JeNeSuisPasCharlie: Why I Can't Support the Original Hashtag

(182) Comments | Posted January 13, 2015 | 4:31 PM

Since George W. Bush's war on terror anthropomorphized a concept into human form, I have been most skeptical about the use and abuse of this term. Terrorism has become everything from "hate speech," to alternative political thought, to violent acts, to mere disagreement. Terror is everything and anything.

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An Afternoon with Harry Belafonte

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 3:09 PM

I caught up Harry Belafonte at a press conference at the Locarno Film Festival. Mr. Belafonte spoke eloquently about the very important role that art plays in politics, his roots in social activism, music and theatre, and about our common humanity:

Q: I would like to ask since the Preminger...

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Two Filmmakers Discuss Their New Movie, and the Meaning of "Independent"

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 10:30 AM

I met up with directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine, 2006) in Locarno, Switzerland after the screening of their latest film at the Locarno Film Festival. Ruby Sparks (2012) portrays a young novelist, Clive (Paul Dano), whose writer's block leads him to dreaming up the perfect...

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My Chat With Mexican Actor García Bernal

(0) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 10:27 AM

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At the Locarno film festival in August, I had the chance to catch up with and interview Mexican actor Gael García Bernal regarding his starring role in Pablo Larraín's latest film, No (2012). Based on true life events and characters, García Bernal plays an...

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I was Bullied by Cyber Lesbians

(23) Comments | Posted April 7, 2012 | 12:00 AM

In 2007, while using gay social media to connect with women online, I found myself the victim of bullying on the UK lesbian site Gingerbeer. My experiences on websites like Gingerbeer and gay.com led me to remark a certain force of behavioural homogenization at work within the lesbian...

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