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b-side chats: Indian filmmaker, Onir, tells us that a modern, urban India needs to be recognized in the mainstream

Breakthrough had the pleasure of chatting with award-winning filmmaker Onir. He is most notable for directing and co-producing his first film, “My Brother Nikhil.” It was the first mainstream Hindi film specifically addressing homosexuality in the context of human rights and HIV/AIDS. Breakthrough is a proud Co-Producer of a new series of films called “I AM” by Onir [...]

August 23, 2010 by Jitin | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: A horrible term in the headlines – “anchor baby”

From our Restore Fairness blog. The 14th amendment, established in 1868 as a major gain from the Civil War, united a nation that was once half-slave and half-free. Today, some Republicans wish to revisit the debate of 1868 and revoke its notion of birthright citizenship in order to help prevent undocumented immigration. Instead of focusing [...]

August 20, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Ground zero and the mosque — does the court of law have it right?

Welcoming Islam near the site of 9/11 attacks is seen by many Republicans as a symbol of terrorist victory and a weak U.S.  On the other hand, liberals see the openness and tolerance of this act as a powerful bridge to interfaith interaction and peace.  But, plain and simply, to the court of law religious tolerance [...]

August 5, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Hollywood’s relationship with violent and racist actors never ends

Hollywood, please break up with Mel Gibson. This on-and-off thing with Kramer isn’t working either. Over the past week, tapes have surfaced of actor Mel Gibson, not only berating his ex-girlfriend Oksanaa Grigorieva, but also admitting to beating her and saying that she deserved it. In one tape Grigorieva calls Gibson out asking him what [...]

July 15, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: M.I.A. and tons of other artists draw new borders on immigration

As our nation’s immigration issue as a result of Arizona’s law rises to a juicy debate, artists mull over the fact that messy politics is prolonging the injustices innocent people must face. Some major artists decides to draw borders in a ban of Arizona, and others are trying to draw people in to Arizona for [...]

July 14, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-side chats: Our talk with those behind HBO’s “A Small Act” who show the importance of small gifts

A young teacher from a modest home in Sweden sent a small donation through a school’s global education fundraiser. Years later, Hilde Back, a Holocaust survivor, discovers that her small act actually changed the lives of hundreds of children in Kenya, by changing the course of one man’s life, Chris Mburu. We were excited to [...]

July 12, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

culture shockers: Even in NYC, there’s little help for immigrants that can’t speak English

As we debate over the laws and rights of immigrants in this country, we should understand that we will make little progress unless immigrants can receive the services they deserve to access their rights. Studies show that Manhattan still lacks enough services to help immigrants of all backgrounds apply for food stamps, subsidized medical care, [...]

July 7, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Our Bell Bajao campaign on domestic violence wins BIG at Cannes!!

We are thrilled to announce that Breakthrough’s Bell Bajao! Campaign, which calls on boys and men to take a stand against domestic violence, has been honored with the prestigious Silver Lion in the Film Category at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival 2010! The films have been created pro bono by Ogilvy & Mather, Mumbai [...]

June 28, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Write a letter to Obama and face deportation?

We covered the story about Eric Balderas, a promising Harvard sophomore on scholarship, facing deportation to Mexico, a land he called his own for only the first 4 years of his life.  The harsh immigration system continues to crack down on innocent people, like Hervé Fonkou Takoulo (at right) who hold the promise of America’s future, and [...]

June 23, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

breakthrough beat: Bell Bajao’s domestic violence ad hits India’s soaps

One of our Bell Bajao shorts on domestic violence was seen on a soap opera in India, ,‘Kyunki…Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ an initiative by UNICEF to promote its “Facts for Life” program. An entire scene focused on the ad.  In the scene, set during a women’s group meeting, the women react to a recent incident of [...]

June 16, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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