Friday, June 19, 2009

You Kicked my Camel

This is a reply to the video ‘You Kicked my Dog.’ This video was filmed with a pocked camera. Self filmed, edited and music by me. Please watch me in the History Channel in December 2009 in the film ‘Sniper: Anatomy of a Kill.’ To inquire about show times you can visit ‘’ and click on its name or email, ‘info(a)’

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Gabriela and the Camel

Original Music by Ruben Lara. A short fable follows music. Spirits turn into a comet. Duration 1 minute 59 seconds.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prayer for Obama

A 6 year old girl says a prayer of love for President Barack Obama from top of a mountain. Music by Ruben Lara.
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Fidel Castro Scolds Barack Obama

An american political comedy of the times.
Ruben Lara acting as Fidel Castro gets his feelings hurt because he wanted Barack Obama to become a communist. Fidel Castro then finds out Barack Obama won't make it as an american president because he won't even help his own half brother. Fidel Castro also realizes Barack Obama made a terrible mistake by underestimating the power of Hillary Clinton and women.
Fidel Castro talks about how John McCaine brings the real change that america wants with Sarah Palin and the power of the NRA.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

The freedom of Fouad al-Farhan

Fouad al-Farhan, taken into custody December 10, 2007 and released April 26, 2008. Al-Farhan lost his freedom in Saudi Arabia for blogging, kept in solitary and served 137 days without being charged. The blog offended some in government or violated their rules.

Do you live in a better place? Do you have any freedom of speech? Some countries still arrest people for speaking their mind. It's just like living without freedom or in constant imprisonment of the population. It must be horrible to live under a government that tells you how to think or talk. A government that will hold you back when you have an idea, or concept.

How can a society develop without sharing ideas and working together towards a better and more comfortable way of life or being the best humans can create? Freedom of speech develops a society to come out of the past. A government can help with keeping the folkloric and beautiful traditions of each country. I hope that al-Farhan receives an apology. I hope they let him help their beautiful country and people to develop into an example of government for other countries to follow. I think Saudi Arabia has the resources to develop their people to become one of the most advanced society in the world.

Al-Farhan said he was treated well. I will always be suspicious that he was tortured at some point and told to keep silent for whatever reason. That is just my way of thinking. Logically, if a government pulls a citizen from his job for just criticizing them, is running out of control and needs an overhaul. If the Saudi government don't like this story they should understand that my comments or critics is an effort to help them understand. If I was a Saudi citizen I would love and dedicate my life to help every single citizen. The Saudi government would probably be smiling I'm not.

I am relieved and happy that al-Farhan is with his beautiful family and well. I just wonder about the reason why he was released besides citing the end of the investigation. Who was instrument in his release? If there is such a person or persons- Thank you, you also made my day a better one and may peace be with you.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Fouad al-Farhan Released from Jail

I have received an unconfirmed report that Fouad al-Farhan has been released from jail a few hours ago. Al-Farhan was arrested December 10, 2007 and kept in a Jeddah Dahban prison with daily questioning and solitary confinement over four months without charges. There was talk about torturing but this would be hard to verify since any prisoner could be told that if they love their country they will not reveal their ordeal. It is believed that Al-Farhan was arrested for blogging about justice for political prisoners and honest Islamic values.

During his long jail capture I posted blogs and requests for his release in several places. To my amazement there were people glad that he went to jail because he offended someone. Some people were opposed to peace, understanding your neighbor and tolerance for their beliefs. Some people valued war and murder in the name of their religion. But I will not stereotype people for their race, religion, geography or values. There are people all over the world of many religions or race that I think of as my family and I would love to embrace. Every person can offer some good.

It has been a shocking experience for me to write about Fouad al-Farhan and his arrest. I never imagined that there were people with such fanatic and blind values for love and hate of other human beings. I guess I find this difficult because I value and respect every person around me even if they don't believe as I do. In the situation with al-Farhan I don't know what his beliefs are but I respect him as another person who can have dreams, laugh, feel love for his wife and children and share life with his words.