". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Monday, January 5, 2009

Bob Palmer Bio-Documentary

For This Hand of Fatima, the bio-documentary of Bob Palmer, great Bluesman / music and culture critic, former pop music reviewer for the NY Times, Contributing Editor of Rolling Stone back in the great days. That back-and-forth across Cuba in a Soviet Lada with Bob back in the summer of 1990 was a turning point on our lives. Vaquero's a presence in the film.

Its first public viewing will be held via DocuClub, which is a screening series of works-in-progress documentaries.

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