Our look at new media content bringing cultural diversity to the digital space continues this week with an an animated music video game for hip hop artist, Gowe. For anyone who grew up in the 90’s playing video games, get ready for a blast from the past.
“Aurora” by Kenson Lee shows us how the main character, Gowe, unwraps his approach to music while intertwining elements of his youth as a visual foundation to the song. It is a 16- bit (8-bit) adventure through 90’s culture of arcades, games and animation.
Director: Kenson Lee
Running time: 5:34
Watch the full music video below.
This week we take a look at a web series showing food culture in NYC as part of our continued series spotlighting films highlighting culture diversity using new media and that were screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival this past June.
“1 Minute Meal: Ganesha’s Favorite Meal” by James Boo tells the story of how the Hindu community in Flushing, Queens celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi, a multi-day festival honoring Ganesha, a celebrated deity and “remover of obstacles.” While Hindu communities all over the world take part in this festival, this film focuses specifically on the celebration in New York.
Director: James Boo
Running time: 1:05
“1 Minute Meal” was also featured as one of our top 10 web series that screened at the 7th Annual New Media Film Festival. Watch the full episode we showed entitled “Ganesha’s Favorite Food.”
In our continued series examining films and digital content helping to create cultural diversity and grow awareness using new media, we look at “Moth Vitals.”
“Moth Vitals” by Nancy Wyllie is a documentary about a veterinarian’s reflections on requests made by clients who share an extraordinary reverence for life. Asking all of us to make no distinction between higher and lower organisms, the film extends our circle of compassion to all living things and and seeks to fully embrace the mystery that is life.
Director: Nancy Wyllie
Running time: 4:07
Watch the full film below.