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Hello everyone, my name is Bart Hendrikx. No, I don't have any blood relations with Jimi. Berlin is where I am now. In less than 3 decades of this inspired life of mine, I've uncovered a bit of Mother Earth, living in cities like Amsterdam, Maastricht, Antwerp, London, Antibes, NY, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and 5 years of Malibu, CA where I worked in Advertising, Music, Film and TV. I collect air miles as often as I redeem them. Welcome to my My World: A Non-Commercial Blog (Part of the VICE content network ©) intended for private personal study and educational purposes only with no charge made for any materials. Together we will absorb a daily recommended dose of inspirational content. We will laugh, we will cry - but most of all - we will delight in the inspired creations of humanity. Great documentaries, films, TV series, books, music, eclectic visions, interesting opinions, history lessons and anything else that uplifts and informs the human spirit. Enjoy your stay. And don't hesitate to click on the Random button, arrow above or by messaging me if you want your mirrored copyright material (Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976) which is intended for private personal study only removed - I enjoy talking to strangers.

“Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

Those where the famous words from Ronald Reagan on June 12th, 1987 (VIDEO) and 9. November 1989 - ”Ab sofort, unverzüglich!” (VIDEO). This autumn the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall will be marked in the German capital with dozens of events and projects commemorating the struggles of the European freedom movement, the Peaceful Revolution and – not least of all – the events of November 9th, 1989. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the highlight of these celebrations will take place on the weekend of 7–9 November with 8,000 illuminated white balloons of 15.3 kilometer frontier that once divided the city will be re-imagined, following the former route of the Berliner Mauer: the LICHTGRENZE (or border of lights). This specific event will be accompanied by a performance of the final movement of Beethoven‘s 9th Symphony – the „Ode to Joy“ – by the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim. The brothers Christopher Bauder and Marc Bauder conceived the idea of the LICHTGRENZE in 2011, supported by the Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft e.V. and developed with the help of Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH. See you all in Berlin! Click here, hereto refresh your minds….. 

"Comedy is acting out optimism." 

Filmmaker and freelance editor Tony Zhou from Every Frame a Painting returns (17 hours ago) with yet another brilliant and heartfelt video essay tribute. This time on the late American actor and stand-up comedian Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014). Robin Williams was a genius, but he was also a dedicated craftsman who explored how an actor could express character through movement. Join me in honoring this tiny facet of his work. For More on Zhou’s work go here…. SUPPORT ZHOU HERE…… Robin Williams Tribute by moderngreen HERE….Celebrate Robin Williams’ life and talent on PIONEERS OF TELEVISION SPECIAL: Robin Williams Remembered HERE….BUY HERE….

Making Magic

Editor David Anderson takes us on a stunning 2.30min journey and shows us the Magic of film making. Enjoy! 

Why is Modern Art so Bad?

Prager University and Robert Florczak presents: For two millennia, great artists set the standard for beauty. Now those standards are gone. Modern Art is a competition between the ugly and the twisted; the most shocking wins. What happened? How did the beautiful come to be reviled and bad taste come to be celebrated? Renowned artist Robert Florczak explains the history and the mystery behind this change and how it can be stopped and even reversed. Also have a look at BBC2’s Why Beauty Matters (VIDEO) with Philosopher Roger Scruton. It’s a fascinating provocative essay on the importance of beauty in the arts and in our lives. Enjoy! 

“Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”

Michael Marantz presents: Now that many in our society have moved beyond traditional religion, how do we move past tragedy? How do we mark the exciting events in our lives and how do we deal with life’s inevitable trials? Some people who face these questions find the answer in the most unlikely of places, Burning Man. “The Temple” explores modern spirituality in a contemplative and personal manner touching on the ideas of self-discovery, letting go, and meaningful human connection that transcends simply a party in the desert. Watch this wonderfully made short by Director Michael Marantz. Marantz started five years ago with EARTH: The Pale Blue Dot and one of my personal VIMEO favourites: The Future is OursQuote above from Carl Sagan. Great #BM14 video’s: To Fly Burning Man 2014 - VIDEO and A Drone’s View and Roy’s Lake of Dreams - VIDEO.