". . . 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

Sunday, May 12, 2013

For Mother's Days - Isabella Rossellini's Green Porno Which Leads to Mammas

Give great thanks and praise with great praise the very smart, very funny, splendid, beautiful Isabella Rossellini today (other days too, of course).

She's always been interested in animal behavior, so lately she's been going for a Master's in the subject.

One of the outcomes, so far, of her studies is this series of short films for the Sundance Channel, on the sex lives of insects, fish, etc. called Green Porno. Some Green Porno can be seen here.

Now she's releasing to the Sundance Channel her new series, Mammas, which is even more comic, though factually accurate as to behavior as well.  "Now I have my babies. Now I eat them!"  The recent interview -- in which Rossellini is very smart, witty and funny about sex and motherhood -- with Kurt Anderson of Studio 360 is here.  

Happy baby eating, all you mammas!   (Never fear -- she's equal opportunity -- she's portrays a mamma who gets eaten by her babies as well.)

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