Daily Archives: July 23rd, 2010

Survivor Nicaragua to premier on September 15th

CBS today announced the date for the season premier of Survivor Nicaragua, the 21st season of the popular reality show. The show will premier on Wednesday, September 15th at 8pm.

Rumors and other information are starting to flow as CBS gears up to release the identities of this year’s cast sometime in August. There will be two starting teams named “Espada” and “La Flor.” As described on Survivor’s Facebook page: “A great battle between a flower and a sword takes place on the beaches of Nicaragua this September on CBS!!”

There is a rumor that teams will be divided by age with one team over 40 and the other team under 30. This would seem to leave out the 30-somethings, eh? It is also rumored there will be 18 contestants at the start of the show.

Former Dallas Cowboys football coach Jimmy Johnson, age 67, is reportedly a contestant on the show. He might be an interesting choice but I personally don’t see him making it any further than week 4.

Short Film: The Veiled Commodity

Today I’d like to share something serious with you. No, not my normal lunatic ravings but an issue of vital importance that touches us all whether we realize it or not.

I recently came across an excellent award winning short film called The Veiled Commodity. The film is an extremely powerful look at human trafficking and modern-day slavery. It is serious stuff and something that socially-conscious people must see. These issues are important and demand our attention and our action.

If you click the link above and visit the official web site you can currently watch the entire film for free. Just click the menu option that says, “the film.”

The Veiled Commodity is part one of a planned three-part series. Part one focuses on slavery’s past and present day issues. Parts two and three in the series will deal with related topics like sexual slavery and child soldiers.

The animation is top-notch and superbly captures the perfect mood for the content. The film is directed by Dickson Chow and Vinh Chung. The film is movingly narrated by Carmen Lezeth Suarez.

After you watch the film you can show your support by visiting the film’s Facebook page.

The issues explored in this movie are as timely as they are vital for us to face. For a topical example ripped from this week’s headlines see this video from the New York Times.

The people who brought you the film recommend the following organizations as ways you can help:

Human Rights Watch: http://www.hrw.org

Free The Slaves: http://www.freetheslaves.net

End Human Trafficking: http://www.endhumantrafficking.org

Not For Sale: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org

Polaris Project: http://actioncenter.polarisproject.org