The Case of Chelsea Manning (31c3 Presentation)

A discussion with U.S. Army private Chelsea Manning's attorneys Nanny Hollander, Ahmed Ghappour, and Chase Strangio. Moderated by journalist Alexa O'Brien. In the Summer of 2013, Manning was convicted under the Espionage and Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts and sentenced to 35 years in prison for disclosing battlefield reports from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Guantanamo prison camp detainee profiles, and U.S. diplomatic correspondence. She currently is imprisoned at…

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The Sentencing of Chelsea Manning: Alexa O’Brien’s Exclusive Interview with Attorney David Coombs

On August 21, 2013 The Sparrow Project partnered with Jeff Wirth of Burning Hearts Media to produce Alexa O'Brien's exclusive interview with David Coombs, lead civilian counsel for Private First Class Manning. An excerpt of this interview aired that afternoon on Huffpost Live and was embedded on Huffington Post. The next morning, 40 minutes of this interview aired on Democracy Now!. The following is Alexa's interview with David in its…

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Interview about Cambodian Cables and Politics

The following interview was conducted with a Cambodian American that the interviewer knows personally as someone who has written extensively on Cambodian issues and is a very active member of the Cambodian community in the United States and elsewhere. The interviewee asked to remain anonymous. The interviewee has seen two Cambodian wars in the 1970s and 1980s, and the 1997 coup, and returned to Cambodia to help it transition under…

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Interview with Omar Deghayes, former Guantanamo detainee

Omar Deghayes was born the son of a prominent Libyan lawyer, an "opponent of the increasingly totalitarian Gaddafi" later taken away by the Libyan authorities and killed. After his father's death, Omar Deghayes settled with his family in Saltdean, Great Britian. As a British resident and student of law, Deghayes was imprisoned in Guantanamo for six years after he was abducted from Pakistan and sold for bounty to the United…

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Interview with Omar Deghayes about Omar Khadr

Omar Deghayes is a UK citizen who was imprisoned in Guantánamo in January 2002 and freed from there on December 18, 2007. Details of his treatment in Guantánamo can be read here. He speaks to PressTV about his experiences here. Omar Khadr is a Canadian citizen who was arrested at fifteen after the compound he was living in in Afghanistan was bombed by US military. He was tortured at Bagram…

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Interview with Human Rights Watch consultant, Joshua Colangelo, barred entry into Bahrain

On May 4, Mr. Colangelo, a Senior attorney at US-based; Dorsey and Whitney LLP, and a consultant with Human Rights Watch; was bared entry into Bahrain. Authorities cited his need for a visa, because of the "kind of work" he does, although Colangelo has frequently travelled to the country on various business matters with no prior incident. In February, Mr. Colangelo spoke at a press conference at Bahrain Human Rights…

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Interview with Andy Worthington on Guantanamo Files

Andy Worthington is a journalist, blogger, and author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison. He is also co-director of a new documentary film, "Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo". In 2009, Worthington revealed information about the demise of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi the former US 'ghost prisoner' whose alleged suicide death in a Libyan jail is still under suspicion. Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi's testimony,…

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Interview with Terry Holdbrooks, former Guantanamo guard

Several current and former U.S. soldiers have expressed interest in speaking publicly about their experience at Guantanamo: including a CIA psychologist, interrogators, guards, and medical personnel. They are disgusted with what they witnessed or took part in at Guantanamo, but declined my request for an interview, because they fear opening themselves up to prosecution by the US government, which required them to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement. I was also…

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Interview with Brandon Neely, former Guantanamo prison guard (AUDIO)

Several current and former U.S. soldiers have expressed interest in speaking publicly about their experience at Guantanamo: including a CIA psychologist, interrogators, guards, and medical personnel. They are disgusted with what they witnessed or took part in at Guantanamo, but declined my request for an interview, because they fear opening themselves up to prosecution by the US government, which required them to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement. I was also…

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Interview with Cameraperson Jendra Jarnagin (AUDIO)

  Download the audio of my interview with cameraperson Jendra Jarnagin. The Second Sight offers insight and analysis on the media and entertainment industry - an often misunderstood or mischaracterized sector of the American economic and cultural landscape in the midst of its own technological and cultural shifts - from globalization and the emerging creative economy; to digital technology and the evolving aesthetic and nature of content; to the growing…

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Interview with Cameraperson John Clemens (AUDIO)

  Download the audio of my interview with cameraperson John Clemens. The Second Sight offers insight and analysis on the media and entertainment industry - an often misunderstood or mischaracterized sector of the American economic and cultural landscape in the midst of its own technological and cultural shifts - from globalization and the emerging creative economy; to digital technology and the evolving aesthetic and nature of content; to the growing…

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Interview with Bob Gibbons, Dir. of Marketing and Communications, Kodak Digital Cinema

Every Oscar for Best Picture since the first Academy Awards in 1928 has honored a motion picture recorded on film from the Eastman Kodak Company. Since the dawn of the motion picture industry, Kodak has served as a driving force in filmmaking science and technology, providing negative, print, and sound film, digital intermediate post-production work, and digital cinema products and services. In a November 2005 Lehman Brothers Equity Research Report,…

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Interview with Mark Chiolis of Grass Valley on the Evolution of Digital Cinematography

If you watch television or go to the movies, you have already seen Grass Valley™ brand products and their Emmy® award-winning technologies at work. Mark Chiolis is the Senior Marketing Manager of Thomson Grass Valley's Strategic Marketing and Business Development Group, based in Burbank, California. Alexa O'Brien How does the Viper FilmStream fit into the marketplace against digital cinematography cameras like to the Panavision Genesis and the Arriflex D-20 Mark…

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Interview with Joe Berchtold on Digital Cinema by Technicolor

Since its inception as catalyst for cinema's transformation from black and white to color, Technicolor's history now spans ninety years in the motion picture industry. Even as parent, Thomson, leverages the rainbow's magic brand to advance its digital cinema venture, Technicolor still processes over five billion feet of motion picture film a year. DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers, and Twentieth Century Fox have all signed agreements to use…

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Interview with Panavision’s Bob Harvey on the Genesis Digital Camera

Selected to photograph Warner Brothers' highly anticipated feature Superman Returns, the Genesis is the first fully portable, digital imaging camera that utilizes all existing spherical 35mm lenses including Primo primes and zooms. Other features include full bandwidth, dual link 4:4:4 HDSDI outputs, single 4:2:2 HDSDI monitor output, dual viewfinder outputs, fiber optic camera adaptor, integrated lens control, camera control via Panavision RDC or Sony MSU, RMB series controllers, and digital…

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Interview with Pat Kaufman, New York State Film Commissioner and President of the AFCI

Pat Kaufman is the New York State Film Commissionerand President of the Association of Film Commissioners International. Alexa O'Brien Why do states, regions, and countries compete for production dollars? Pat Kaufman Because production is a very clean and efficient industry that comes in, spends time in your area, spends a lot of money and then either puts down roots and becomes, if you can get enough of it, you can…

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Interview with South Carolina Film Commissioner, Jeff Monks

Nowadays competition is fierce among states, regions, and countries vying for production dollars. Jeff Monks is South Carolina State Film Commissioner. I spoke with the commissioner on January 12, 2006 via phone. Alexa O'BrienWhy do states like South Carolina compete for production dollars? Jeff MonksFirst, I can tell you why South Carolina does. It's a knowledge-based industry. You know it's a beautiful blend of the technical meeting the creative, and…

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Interview with Andreas Weeber on the Arriflex D-20 Digital Camera

Recently brought in from Munich by Simon Broad, Andreas Weeber is the Supervisor of the new Digital Imaging Department at Arri CSC in New York. He is also responsible for introducing the Arriflex D-20 Digital Camera to the United States. Alexa O'Brien The rumor on the street is that both Arriflex and Panavision have made their last 35mm cameras. Arriflex will not make anything after the Arricam and the Arricam…

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