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'My life in a nutshell is thoughts about sex every 9 seconds and being depressed every 12 seconds'

Latvian animator Signe Baumane has battled depression for most of her life — a battle that was made even more difficult by the oppressive culture of the Soviet Union. But when she discovered her depression had hereditary roots, she decided to make a film about the illness, one that's surreal, dark and funny all at once.

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How do you make a movie about jazz? Add plenty of blood

When Damien Chazelle wrote a film based on his experiences as a young jazz drummer, he got plenty of encouraging comments — and no funding. So he shot an intense, violent scene from the surprisingly bloody movie to showcase his project, and Whiplash is now highly sought after following a big win at Sundance.

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Burma and Rambo

Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Ja So, a member of the Overseas Burmese Patriots Group in Singapore about the group's recent screening of the latest Rambo movie in which John Rambo is pitted against the repressive Burmese military

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Geo Answer

The Welsh coastal town of Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom is the answer to our Geo Quiz. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the town's new mayor, Sue Jones-Davies, who starred in the 1979 Monty Python film, "Life of Brian." The controversial movie was banned in Aberystwyth, and in other places, because it was considered by some to be blasphemous. Now the former actress is trying to lift the ban on the film in the town in which she presides as mayor.

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Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the Sicilian town of Salemi. It's where a huge collection of videos, films, and movies are being sent as a charitable contribution after a video store named Kim's Video in New York City closed for good. Anchor Marco Werman gets details of the video exchange from merchant Youngman Kim and Italian arts promoter Franca Pauli.