"Digital Antiquities" by JP Chan

“By 2036, data loss has become a thing of the past. All digital media is instantly uploaded to the internet and permanently stored in the cloud, safely backed-up on servers scattered around the world. Only a handful of small businesses in the world have the expertise to recover data from pre-cloud devices. On a hot summer day, a young man named Kai visits Digital Antiquities, a store in eastern Pennsylvania specializing in data recovery and sales of vintage electronics. He shows Cat, the store’s only employee, an old compact disc left to him from his deceased mother and asks her to recover its contents. Will Cat help him find a working CD reader? And what will they discover among the contents of the disc?….

J.P. Chan
Writer, Director

J.P. Chan is a self-taught filmmaker and playwright living in New York City. His award-winning short films have screened at film festivals around the world and his plays have had productions and readings in New York and Chicago. He is a member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, holds a graduate degree in urban planning from New York University and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

Rich Wong
Director of Photography, Editor

Rich Wong is best known for directing, producing, shooting, and editing the critically acclaimed Colma: The Musical, the winner of numerous awards, a rave Manohla Dargis New York Times review, and theatrical and DVD distribution with Roadside Pictures. Wong also shot two feature films for director Wayne Wang, including Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. He shot J.P. Chan’s previous short Empire Corner and the two plan to shoot a microbudget feature in China.

Mynette Louie
Executive Producer

Mynette Louie is a New York-based independent film producer. She produced Tze Chun’s award-winning Children of Invention, which premiered at Sundance 2009, played more than 50 film festivals, won 17 festival awards, and was released theatrically in eight cities in 2010. She co-produced Andrew Bujalski’s Mutual Appreciation, which was named one of the top 10 films of 2006 by Entertainment Weekly, Film Comment, The Village Voice, Artforum, Greencine, and The Onion’s AV Club, among others. Louie has also produced several award-winning narrative short films by minority and women directors that have screened at film festivals worldwide.

Diane Houslin
Producer

Diane Houslin is a New York City-based television and film producer. She has produced series for several broadcast and cable networks, including HBO, MTV, ESPN, PBS, MSNBC, and the Disney Channel. Her first short film Morning Breath received a special jury prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. Houslin served as executive producer on the feature documentary Through the Fire and directed and produced the feature documentary Lay It On the Line.

Cast Bios

Jo Mei — Cat

Jo Mei is a fourth-year drama student at The Juilliard School in New York City. She has appeared in three previous short films by J.P. Chan: Beijing Haze, I Don’t Sleep I Dream, and Empire Corner.

Corey Hawkins — Kai

Corey Hawkins is a fourth-year drama student at The Juilliard School in New York City. He previously appeared in J.P. Chan’s Empire Corner and in Rich Wong’s Wu Is Dead.”

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Transparenz in Hannover sollte 2008 nicht sein

Am 8 Januar 2008 kurz vor den Landtagswahlen in Niedersachsen sollte das der Staatskanzlei in Hannover direkt untestehende Landesarchiv durchsucht werden.
Ministerpräsident war der heutige Bundespräsident.
Es sollten insgesamt 5 Durchsuchungen vollzogen werden: Landesarchiv Hannover, Staatsarchiv Bückeburg, Privatwohung A, Büro B und Privatwohnung C.
Sie wurden abgesagt. Der Staatsanwalt teilte mir unaufgefordert mit, dass die Absage der Durchsuchungen nichts mit den Landtagswahlen in Niedersachsen zu tun hätte.
Ich hatte ihn nicht danach gefragt.
Die Durchsuchung einer Dependance der Staatskanzlei i.w.S. durch das LKA Brandenburgs hätte aus rechtlichen Gründen dem amtierenden niedersächsischen Ministerpräsidenten vorher mitgeteilt werden müssen. Das ist so, wenn landesfremde Behörden ermitteln. Ich muss davon ausgehen, dass der Ministerpräsident von der Aktion vorher informiert wurde.
Die Durchsuchung sollte auf den 5 Februar 2008 verschoben werden.
Wahlen zum niedersächsischen Landtag fanden am 27.1.2008 statt.
Durchsuchungen unterblieben. Transparenz war nicht erwünscht.

Ausstellung "Das Gedächtnis Frankfurts. 575 Jahre Institut für Stadtgeschichte.". Videoimpressionen

Die m. E. sehenswerte Ausstellung läuft noch bis zum 29.1.2012. Die Ausstellung zeigt auch 2 Filme: einen, Zwangsabreiter bei Aufräumarbeiten nach Bombenangriff dokumentiert sowie einen achteinhalbminütigen, eigens produzierten (?), leider nicht online verfügbaren Imagefilm. Meinungen, Einschätzungen etc. dürfen gerne als Kommentar gepostet werden.

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