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Omar Villalobos: Fashion as Life

 By Annie Pei I first ran into Omar when we were both little monsters at a Lady Gaga concert. Tightly wrapped in chains and fluorescent yellow Caution tape, Omar’s enthusiasm and joie de vivre drew me towards him. He told me he was a 19-year-old film student at the Columbia…

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China’s Middle Class and Democracy: Lessons from a Third Grade Classroom

  By Annie Pei “Please Vote for Me” exploded onto the documentary scene at Silverdocs 2007, winning the Sterling Feature Award for its portrayal of a democracy experiment in a Chinese third grade classroom. The film almost made the final five on the Oscar’s Best Documentary Feature shortlist. Imagine if you…