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Jasmina Tešanović recently guest blogged about Ratko Mladić’s home movies for BoingBoing. You can read “Less Than Human” here.

Amateur cell phone video from the protests in Tehran, June 14.

Bosnian television aired Ratko Mladić’s seized home movies on Wednesday night. The videos show Mladić, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army being charged with war crimes, leading a normal life in the midst of more than a decade of hiding. The NY Times story, including links to the videos, is here.

Kathy Lundstrom grew up on home videos taken by her father, Henry Ekberg. “Once a year when we were kids, my father would get out the projector and we would watch all the fun we had as a family. The viewing also included my father’s footage of destruction from the Worcester Tornado,” said Kathy.

On the afternoon of June 9, 1953, Henry Ekberg left his job at the Norton Company early–a move that saved his life. Many others at the Norton Company perished in the events that soon unfolded that fateful day.

Source: WBZ-TV

A YouTube collection of home movies of the Beatles.

Dezo Hoffman, 1963, (Part 2)


Magical Mystery Tour

1967, India

Everyone’s favorite amateur filmmaker Robbins Barstow is featured on the latest Fan Film Podcast, talking about his 70 years as a filmmaker.


Source: Fan Film Podcast

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