Signs of Change Weekend of Screenings and Discussion

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Date/Time: 13/10/2008 12:00 am

Signs of Change Weekend of Screenings and Discussion
October 11-13, 2008
The Signs of Change Weekend of Screenings and Discussion brings together films and videos from the past 40 years that raise questions about what it means to participate in both cultural production and political action. The goal of the weekend is to provide a forum for sustained discussion of political documentary, its history, its uses, its aesthetics and politics. Taking as its focus the relation between moving images and social movements, we hope this weekend will prompt participants to think about the form and function of documentary images related to left-wing movements. Unlike a festival, each session is organized with equal emphasis on the screening and the discussion, which will not be structured as question and answer sessions with individual media makers. Instead, we have invited a number of media makers, scholars, and activists to engage with the issues and questions that the various programs raise in an effort to facilitate a discussion that will build over the course of this three day event. The weekend is open to all who are interested in the social use and impact of film and video and we hope that all who can, will join us for films, food and excellent conversation.
Curated and organized by Signs of Change (Dara Greenwald/Josh MacPhee) with Benj Gerdes and Paige Sarlin from 16beaver group
Monday October 13th at 16beaver 12 noon to 9pm
16 Beaver Group, 16 Beaver Street, Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10004
$5-$10 to cover bagels, coffee, and dinner
12-1:00 Coffee and Bagel Brunch
1:00- 1:30 Re-Introduction: Discussion and Re-Cap
1:30 -4:00 Artists & Action: Documents of Creative Resistance
Happy Anniversary San Francisco, March 20-21, 2003, 2004, Benj
Gerdes, 4:30 min
What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? Kartemquin Films, 1970, 15min
Five Days for Peace, Nils Vest, 1973, 37 min, US Premiere
More works TBA
4:00- 4:30 coffee break
4:30 – 6:30 Dispatches from The Counter-Globalization Movement
Crowd Bites Wolf, Guerrilla Vision 2001, 30 min
A Very Big Train called the Other Campaign, Chiapas Media Project, 2006, 39 minutes
What Would It Mean to Win?, Zanny Begg & Oliver Ressler, 2008, 40 min, US Premiere
7:30 Dinner and One More Movie
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance, Alanis Obomsawin, 1993, 119 min