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FILM: The Battle to Win Personhood Rights for Nonhuman Animals

FILM: The Battle to Win Personhood Rights for Nonhuman Animals

By Tench Phillips, Naro Cinema   I live in an interspecies household. We consist of a male and female human, two female canines, and two male felines. Each of us had originally lived solitary lives–some of us having grown up on the streets. We have all been brought together by the forces of fate and

This is What a Progressive Speaker Series Looks Like

By Tench Phillips   For well over a decade The Naro has been fortunate to host some of the best regional and national voices for peace, the environment, and social justice. It hasn’t always been easy to find speakers willing to travel to Norfolk. There’s the widespread perspective of our area being a right-wing outpost

RAISING HOPE: Virginia Wesleyan Mission Trip Inspires Student Documentary on Human Trafficking Recovery Program

Recent Virginia Wesleyan graduate John Davis ’15 wants to change the world. But instead of using political prowess, advanced technology, or complicated algorithms, he plans to use something else: his video camera. For the last four years, Davis has traveled to Nicaragua on an annual Spring Break Mission Trip organized by the College’s Chaplain’s Office.

A Summer Season of Film as Art/Art as Film

By Tench Phillips It’s only appropriate for the summer that The Naro showcase films that indulge the passions of the arts. Our New Non-Fiction Film series on Wednesday nights will feature an acclaimed film about musical mentor Seymour Bernstein, whose authenticity and wisdom transcend the competitive world of musical performance. Produced by Ethan Hawke, this

Crimes Against Nature: Seismic Testing and Proposed Drilling Off Virginia Beach

By Tench Phillips   I walk my dogs on many early mornings along the beach and often watch the bottlenose dolphins right offshore cavorting and playing in the waves. These peaceful and intelligent creatures who inhabit another world will soon be needlessly harmed by corporate and government powers unconcerned with their wellbeing. Nor with yours.

CD Review: Justin Kauflin

Plateaus of Positivity A new documentary and CD highlight the soulful genius of Virginia Beach’s own Justin Kauflin. By Tom Robotham   If you watch only one new documentary this year, let me tell you—without reservation—it should be Keep On Keepin’ On. The gorgeous, lovingly crafted film tells the story of the relationship between jazz