Date/Time: 20/10/2005 12:00 am
Film Screening and Reading
Innocents Lost: Film Program and Booking Signing with Jimmie Briggs
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Film screening: 4-6 PM
Reading and Reception: 6:15-7:30 PM
Screening Repeated 7:30-9:30 PM
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 55 West 13th Street
It has been estimated that, at any given time, as many as 300,000 children, many girls as well as boys, are employed in armed conflicts around the world. Jimmie Briggs is an adjunct professor in The New School’s Bachelor’s Program. For seven years, he has been researching the plight of these young combatants in Uganda, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Afghanistan. He is an award winning author whose new book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War will be released by Basic Books this fall. Innocents Lost is a personal and powerful examination of the lives of child soldiers and war-affected children.
The program begins with a screening of topical documentary films curated by Michelle Materre, member of the core faculty of the New School Bachelor’s Program. The screening includes the critically acclaimed “The Flute Player” (by Jocelyn Glazer), excerpts from the upcoming California Newsreel theatrical release “The Hero” (by Zeze Gamboa), and short films by Jimmie Briggs.
Jimmie Briggs, author and professor, The New School
Michelle Materre, film curator and consultant, faculty member, The New School
This event is co-sponsored by the New School Diversity Committee, the Humanities Department, the Media Studies and Film Department, and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.
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