United Nations General Assembly’s “Waynak” Screening + makesense Discussions

For Global Goals Week, dialogue around migration and future climate refugees

Be it striving for sustainable urban development or empowering ocean conversationalists, Global Goals Week accompanies the United Nations General Assembly once a year—and aims to accelerate developmental goals across the planet. This year’s roster of events sees three spearheaded by France-based non-profit makesense—and their centerpiece experience is one to seek out. Vincent Hejduk, co-founder of the non-profit and film producer, will screen his short documentary “Waynak” before a conversation with …

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Experimental cities, self-driving cars, alien life and more in our look around the web

1. Isle of Dogs’ Animation Teams Explains Their Stop Motion Process For anyone transfixed by the visuals of the latest animated Wes Anderson film, “Isle of Dogs,” animation director Mark Waring and lead animator Jason Stalman begin to explain some of their meticulous process in a new short documentary, “Making of: Animators.” As both are quick to admit, it’s not easy trying to get a …

Kelsey + Rémy Bennett’s “Under Her Skin” Video Series

Premiering the latest magical mini-documentary, this time featuring artist Hein Koh

By Ida Therén Kelsey and Rémy Bennett are New York-based sisters and creative collaborators. They work as a team to curate exhibitions, direct films and even produce branded events. Together, they’re co-producing and directing a web series that profiles female artists from ages 17 to 71, highlighting their extraordinary stories within 6 mini-documentaries. Altogether, it’s called “Under Her Skin,” and it’s made in collaboration with …

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A sad farewell to Lil Peep, photographs from punk-era NYC, Barbie gets a hijab and more

1. Farewell, Lil Peep Lil Peep, a musician who rose to prominence over the last two years—blending rap, emo, trap and pop—has passed away at just 21 years old. Peep (born Gustav Ahr) recorded most of his songs in his DTLA bedroom, many of which explored mental health issues, vulnerabilities, sexuality, drug use and—of course—love. His open, sometimes blunt, approach struck a chord with fans—many …

Another Side of Grace Jones in New Documentary “Bloodlight and Bami”

In filmmaker Sophie Fiennes’ latest documentary, “Bloodlight and Bami,” the auteur follows icon Grace Jones. For five years, Fiennes captured Jones’ charm and power, but also insights into her rarely seen sides—for example, time at home with family in Jamaica. Even Grace Jones super-fans will find something new here. As Anna Cafolla puts it, “There is never a question though as to which side is …