Document Journal has featured Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stepanians latest announcement that she signed a record deal with the Vinyl Factory to release her latest film, I am (not) a Monster, a plan to disrupt the distribution models of film and music. You can read the full article here. 

If you’re not familiar with Nelly Ben Hayoun-Stépanian, Designer of Experiences at University of the Underground and documentary filmmaker, you likely know some of the names on her first official vinyl release. I am (not) a Monster, a collaboration with The Vinyl Factory, includes contributions from legendary linguist Noam Chomsky, Pussy Riot activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, former Lord Mayor of Sheffield Magid Magid, and Osaka-based roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro.

The record accompanies Hayoun-Stépanian’s Grierson Award-nominated documentary, also titled I am (not) a Monster, which premieres at BFI London Film Festival tonight, October 10. The feature-length film is inspired by the revolutionary teachings of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, best known for popularizing the term “banality of evil,” and who also studied the twisted psychology of the Nazi regime’s prime movers. Dressed as Arendt and armed with puppets, Hayoun-Stépanian explores how today’s right-wing political leaders have captured people’s imaginations by reviving past ideologies.

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