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A documented Space Race

The one who insists on hitting a rock on the moon will not get it, but will end up knowing how to handle the slingshot.                                           Arabian proverb

This proverb sums up the spirit that in the decade of 1960 to 195o led the two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union to start a space race culminating in the arrival of American astronauts on Apollo 11 to the Moon in August 1969. There is one little difference between the proverb and reality: the man succeeded in walking onto the Moon. This is one of the most important historical events of the twentieth century that capped a process of technological expertise, but that, in turn, hid a cultural and political confrontation between the two blocs. As mentioned, it was a race, a competition between two parties and countries to step on the moon, so that, when studying this event, it is vital to avoid bias. Therefore,  official press and official news agencies are going to be attended in documenting this historic event. Here are two examples:  Read more…

Categories: History

USA vs USSR: a struggle for world supremacy

March 27, 2012 1 comment

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish.”

This sentence of John F. Kennedy, perfectly sums up the situation and composition of the world in the Cold War era. On the one hand USA and on the other, the USSR. The capitalist bloc and the communist bloc. Two ideologies, one goal: world domination. Read more…

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El diario de Noako pertsonaiak

El Diario de Noahko informazio iturriei dagokienez, aipatu beharra dago, maitasun historio honek izugarrizko arrakasta izan duela mundu osoan barrena eta zer esan asko dagoela.

Film hau, Carolinako Iparraldean kokatzen da, eta protagonista bezala Allie Hamilton eta Noah Calouhn dira, hain zuzen ere, 40. hamarkadan kokaturiko maitasun historio baten azterketa. Bertan erakusten da, gizarte-maila eta familiek onartu ez arren euren harremana aterako dutela, eta baita atera ere. Gero urte batzuk igarota, zaharrak direnean, Noahk bere emazteari gaztetan idatzitako gertakizunak irakurriko dizkio, izan ere, Alliek alzehimerra dauka. Read more…

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Jean Baudrillard, discouraging philosopher

“El simulacro no es lo que oculta la verdad. Es la verdad la que oculta que no hay verdad. El simulacro es verdadero”, Jean Baudrillard.

Jean Baudrillard was a French philosopher and sociologist who focused on the contemporary society. In his first book El sistema de los objetos (1968), he tried to apply the concepts of Ferdinand Saussure´s linguistics in Karl Marx´s political and economical theories, analysing the value of changes as significant and the value of use as significant. In that first book, he also analyses the indiference with which North Americans have constructed a new culture of transparence. Read more…

Nick Cassavetes-ek El diario de Noa filmaren zuzendari

Nick Cassavetes, El diario de Noa filma zuzendu zuen. Zinemaren munduko familiako zuzendari eta aktore honek, 2004an estreinaturiko historia pantaila handira eramatea lotu zuen, 40. hamarkadaraino denboran bidaiatuz. Read more…

15-M Movement “Indignados”

More than 10,000 protesters gathered last May in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol square to demand jobs, economic equality, and “real democracy”, that in some way were quite similar to Middle East uprisings. Much of the movement was coordinated by the youth organization “Democracia Real Ya” or online, which has used the cry of: “We’re not merchandise in the hands of bankers and politicians!” Read more…

Chinese Cinema, Spring Subway

The sources selected for our Wikipeida article for the subject Infomation Management are all related to Chinese cinema. These sources are valid and important because they all mention and explain different points of view about making Chinese movies as well as the evolution of this kind of cinema. The most representative author is Rey Chow, Whose book “Sentimental fabulations contamporary Chinese films”, has been based on a research at the Radliffe Institute (Harvard University), and tells us about how the Chinese cinema is adopted to social classes. Read more…

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