Every year in the highlands of Guatemala, the town of Sumpango celebrates Day of the Dead by flying kites. The kites are massive, the largest measuring 45 feet in diameter. Smaller kites, close 20 feet in height, are flown in a death-defying race down the side of a mountain. From a distance, the kites appear luminous and blissful, but the radiant colors of the kites mask an ominous subtext. On closer inspection, the images on the sails depict people in agony and torment: mutilated bodies, mass burials, kidnappings, and rivers of blood. In graphic illustration, the kites allude to the dark and painful history of Guatemala's 30-year civil war. Originally centered on remembering the dead, the kite festival has become a way for the indigenous community to heal itself from the trauma of the war. Wings of Resistance examines the politics and art of the giant kites, placing this Guatemalan tradition in the context of international kite cultures. The contributors include Alison Fujino, Christopher Ornelas, Jose Sainz, Scott Skinner, and Victorino Tejaxun.
Star Wars: The Age of Resistance: The Official Collector’s Edition is the ultimate journey through the story of the three box-office phenomenon films that concluded the Skywalker saga. Jump to lightspeed with backstories of heroes and villains, interviews featuring the cast and crew and stunning photography and magnificent concept art. The Force awakens in a young scavenger called Rey, who crosses the path of Kylo Ren, a mysterious practitioner of the dark side of the Force. Teaming up with a former stormtrooper, Finn, a Resistance pilot, Poe Dameron, an astromech droid, BB-8, and the rest of the Resistance, Rey begins an epic journey. As she joins the fight against the sinister First Order, she meets the lost Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, and faces the returning menace of Emperor Palpatine.
The Resistance of the Air and Aviation Experiments