Fashion
Bill Cunningham
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He began taking candid photographs on the streets of New York City, and his work came to the attention of The New York Times with a 1978 capture of Greta Garbo in an unguarded moment. Cunningham reported for the paper from 1978 to 2016.


Bill Cunningham New York (2010)
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Music
Ryuichi Sakamoto
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From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of his music has coincided with his life journeys. Following Fukushima, Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan’s social movement against nuclear power. As Sakamoto returns to music following a cancer diagnosis, his haunting awareness of life crises leads to a resounding new masterpiece. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: CODA is an intimate portrait of both the artist and the man.


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Personalities
Maya Angelou
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Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise.


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Movie
The Apu Trilogy
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Following one indelible character, a free-spirited child in rural Bengal who matures into an adolescent urban student and finally a sensitive man of the world. These delicate masterworks—Pather Panchali (Song of the Little Road), Aparajito(The Unvanquished), and Apur Sansar (The World of Apu)—based on two books by Bibhutibhusan Banerjee, were shot over the course of five years, and each stands on its own as a tender, visually radiant journey.


︎ The Apu Trilogy by Satyajit Ray


Music
Quincy Jones
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An intimate look into the life of icon Quincy Jones. A unique force in music and popular culture for 70 years, Jones has transcended racial and cultural boundaries; his story is inextricably woven into the fabric of America.


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Health
Jeong Kwan
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“Food is meant to nourish your body and help your mind find enlightenment. It’s a way of bringing humans back to nature, of clearing our minds for meditation. You’re the soil. Food is the seed.”

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Earth
Socotra
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The island of Socotra  is very isolated, home to a high number of endemic species; up to a third of its plant life is endemic. It has been described as "the most alien-looking place on Earth."
Mind
Francisco Varela
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Francisco Javier Varela García (September 7, 1946 – May 28, 2001) was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life Institute to promote dialog between science and Buddhism.

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Movie
The Color of Pomegranates
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The Color of Pomegranates is a biography of the Armenian ashug Sayat-Nova (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet's life visually and poetically rather than literally. It is a 1969 Soviet art film written and directed by Sergei Parajanov.

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Nature
Lynx
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Once there was a jungle..
Laurent Geslin: Lynx


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Music
Alice Herz-Sommer
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 This wonderful, inspiring lady not only shows us how love and optimism can make you survive most difficult situation but reaches the core of our hearts.

“Everything we experience is a gift, a present we should cherish and pass on to those we love.”


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Movie
The Tale of Zatoichi
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The Tale of Zatoichi (Japanese: 座頭市物語 Zatōichi monogatari), directed by Kenji Misumi, is the first film of a classic Japanese samurai drama saga starring Shintaro Katsu as Zatoichi, a character created by Kan Shimozawa.


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Personalities 
Shep Gordon
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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon is a 2013 American documentary film about talent manager Shep Gordon, produced and directed by Mike Myers in his directorial debut. The film is the account of Gordon's career and his clients such as Alice Cooper, Blondie, Teddy Pendergrass, and Pink Floyd. The film also addresses Gordon's personal life and his interest in cooking, producing films, and his Buddhist beliefs.


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Music
Wattstax 1972
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Wattstax was a benefit concert organized by Stax Records to commemorate the seventh anniversary of the 1965 riots in the African-American community of Watts, Los Angeles. The genres of the songs performed included soul, gospel, R&B, blues, funk, and jazz. Months after the festival, Stax released a double LP of the concert's highlights titled Wattstax: The Living Word.


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Poetry
Kabir کبیر‎
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Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the Infinite Beauty.

Reading book after book, this world went to dogs.
No one became a learned one.
The one who studied the four letters of love was the real wise one.


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Art
Tomi Ungerer
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beautiful mind and an incredible talent


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Literature / Poetry
Murasaki Shikibu 紫 式部
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Three works are attributed to Murasaki: The Tale of Genji, The Diary of Lady Murasaki and Poetic Memoirs, a collection of 128 poems.[Her work is considered important because her writing reflects the creation and development of Japanese writing during a period when Japanese shifted from an unwritten vernacular to a written language.



Movie
Holy Mountain
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La montaña sagrada is a 1973 Mexican fantasy film directed, written, produced, co-scored, co-edited by and starring Alejandro Jodorowsky, who also participated as a set designer and costume designer on the film


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Health
Dr. Tenzin Choedrak
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Dr. Tenzin Choedrak was the Senior Personal Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama), and was recognized as an esteemed master in the Tibetan medical tradition. He was imprisoned by the Chinese without any formal charge and subject to torture for 17 years. His total imprisonment lasted almost 22 years from 1959-1980.


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Music
King of the dancehall Yellowman
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King Yellowman - true talk about discrimination and prejudice.


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Earth
Danakil Desert
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The Danakil Desert is a desert in northeast Ethiopia, southern Eritrea, and northwestern Djibouti. The Afar area is known for its volcanoes and extreme heat, with daytime temperatures surpassing 50 °C and less than an inch of rainfall occurs each year. It is one of the lowest and hottest places on Earth.


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Movie
Samurai Champloo
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Samurai Champloo has many similarities to Shinichirō Watanabe's other work Cowboy Bebop. Both series are critically acclaimed, focus on mixing genres, follow an episodic narrative design, and utilize contemporary music.


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