Tim Trench is an anthropology professor at the Chapingo Autonomous University. He studied in Manchester, UK, and lives in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas.
In 2004 he produced a documentary film called "Xateros" about commercial palm leaf (xate) collectors in the Lacandon Jungle with Axel Köhler for the Proyecto Videoastas Indigenas de la Frontera Sur.
From 2004 to 2009 he was a member of the Consejo Consultivo (consultative council) of the development project Prodesis.
Blackadder is a series of four BBC One pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired from 1983 to 1989. All television episodes starred Rowan Atkinson as the antihero Edmund Blackadder and Tony Robinson as Blackadder's dogsbody, Baldrick. Each series was set in a different historical period, with the two protagonists accompanied by different characters, though several reappear in one series or another, e.g., Melchett and Lord Flashheart.
James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker. Best known for making science fiction and epic films, he first gained recognition for directing The Terminator (1984). He found further success with Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), and the action comedy True Lies (1994). He also directed Titanic (1997) and Avatar (2009), with Titanic earning him Academy Awards in Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing. Avatar, filmed in 3D technology, earned him nominations in the same categories.
André Gerardus Hazes was a Dutch singer and actor. As an accomplished levenslied singer, Hazes recorded 36 studio and live albums, and 55 singles prior to his death in 2004. His music is still well-known in the Netherlands and Flanders, known for sentimental and simple lyrics.
Barry Lee Levinson is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, comedy writer, comedian and actor. Levinson's best-known works are mid-budget comedy-drama and drama films such as Diner (1982); The Natural (1984); Good Morning, Vietnam (1987); Bugsy (1991); and Wag the Dog (1997). He won the Academy Award for Best Director for Rain Man (1988). In 2021, he co-executive produced Hulu miniseries Dopesick and directed the first two episodes.
Timothy Simon Roth is an English actor. He began acting on films and television series in the 1980s. He was among a group of prominent British actors of the era, the "Brit Pack". He gained more attention for his role on films, including The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, Vincent & Theo, and Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. Roth collaborated with Quentin Tarantino on several films, such as Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Four Rooms and The Hateful Eight. For his performance in Rob Roy, Roth won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He made his directorial debut film The War Zone. He played Cal Lightman in the Fox series Lie to Me and Jim Worth / Jack Devlin in the Sky Atlantic series Tin Star. Roth also portrays Emil Blonsky / Abomination in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
City of God is a 2002 Brazilian crime film co-directed by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, released in its home country in 2002 and worldwide in 2003. Bráulio Mantovani adapted the story from the 1997 novel of the same name written by Paulo Lins, but the plot is loosely based on real events. It depicts the growth of organized crime in the Cidade de Deus suburb of Rio de Janeiro, between the end of the 1960s and the beginning of the 1980s, with the film's closure depicting the war between the drug dealer Li'l Zé and vigilante-turned-criminal Knockout Ned. The tagline is "If you run, the beast catches you; if you stay, the beast eats you."
Sugarcult is an American rock band from Santa Barbara, California formed in 1999. The band currently consists of Tim Pagnotta, Airin Older, Marko DeSantis, and Kenny Livingston.
Morgan Valentine Spurlock is an American documentary filmmaker, humorist, television producer, screenwriter and playwright.
Jean-Pierre Melville was a French filmmaker and actor. Among his films are Le Silence de la mer (1949), Le Doulos (1962), Le Samouraï (1967), Army of Shadows (1969) and Le Cercle Rouge (1970).
Chris Menges BSC, ASC is an English cinematographer and film director. He is a member of both the American and British Societies of Cinematographers.
The Golden Calf is the award of the Netherlands Film Festival, which is held annually in Utrecht. The award has been presented since 1981, originally in six categories: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Culture Prize and Honourable mention. In 2004, there were 16 award categories, mainly because in 2003 the categories Best Camera, Best Montage, Best Music, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design were added.
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa is a Japanese-born actor, producer, and martial artist, with American and Russian citizenship.
Veikko Aaltonen is a Finnish director, editor, sound editor, production manager and film and television writer and actor.
Timothy Alistair Telemachus Hetherington was a British photojournalist. He produced books, films and other work that "ranged from multi-screen installations, to fly-poster exhibitions, to handheld device downloads" and was a regular contributor to Vanity Fair.
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life is a 1996 American documentary film written, produced, and directed by Michael Paxton. Its focus is on novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand, the author of the bestselling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, who promoted her philosophy of Objectivism through her books, articles, speeches, and media appearances.
Jan de Vos van Gerven was a Belgian historian, who lived in Mexico from 1973 until his death in 2011. In 1995 he became guest advisor to the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) during the peace talks between the EZLN and the Mexican Government.
Xate are the leaves from three Chamaedorea species of palm tree.
René Antonio Fortunato is a Dominican film director, screenwriter, and producer. Fortunato is best known for his historical documentaries on Dominican government and politics. He began his career as a producer in 1985, with the production of In the Footsteps of Palau. Later in 1988, he gained national and international acclaim with the success of his third documentary April, the Trench of Honor. Fortunato was awarded the Pitirre Prize for Best Caribbean Documentary in the 1990 San Juan Film Festival.
Tim Southam is a Canadian television and film director.
The Chiquibul Forest Reserve (CFR) lies within Belize's Greater Mayan Mountains. The Forest Reserve lies adjacent to the Belize-Guatemalan border and as such had been the focus of illegal harvesting of Xate by Guatemalan Xateros. The Chiquibul forest reserve consists of 59,822 hectares. The Chiquibul Forest Reserve is bordered to the southwest, east, and south by the Chiquibul National Park, on the northwest edge by the Caracol Archaeological Reserve (CAR), and on the north side by the Mountain Pine Ridge. The Chiquibul Forest Reserve along with the Chiquibul Park and the Caracol Archeological Reserve compose the Chiquibul Forest.