Thanks for making our Fall 2011 season a success!
The Fall 2011 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media began on October 6 and ran through December 3 with the theme Cultures of Resistance, featuring an adventurous slate of events ranging from speakers to films to music and more.
Highlights included a talk by ACLU president Susan N. Herman on a decade of eroding civil liberties under the Patriot Act, the Capital Region debut of Afropop sensation Sidi Touré and friends, an all-day indoor/outdoor family celebration of art and community action as part of the MOHU Festival, and a compelling look at the first 30 years of the HIV/AIDS epidemic featuring activist filmmaker Jean Carlomusto. As usual, admission to most events was by donation ($10 suggested, $5 student/low income).
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is located at 3361 6th Avenue (at 101st Street) in North Troy. Call (518) 272-2390, email info@MediaSanctuary.org, or visit www.MediaSanctuary.org for directions and more information.
THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 7PM $10 (SEASON PREMIERE!)
Sidi Touré & friends
Our season opens with music from Mali, the hotbed of new African music, featuring Sidi Touré (guitar, vocals), Jambala Maiga (kuntigui) and Domu Maiga (kurbu).
THURSDAY, OCT. 13, 7PM
w/ author Susan N. Herman
On the 10th anniversary of the Patriot Act, ACLU president Susan N. Herman challenges the belief that we can buy security by squandering our freedom in TAKING LIBERTIES: The War on Terror and the Erosion of Democracy.
Co-sponsored by Market Block Books & the NYCLU Capital Region Chapter.
SATURDAY, OCT. 15 Planting Seeds (ALL DAY EVENT):
A Celebration of Art and Food from Seed to Table
Brazilian-American artist Ellie Markovitch creates a harvest celebration, with stories, music and multimedia, culminating in a community potluck. Co-sponsored by Collard City Growers.
w/ filmmaker Matt Feinstein
Subsistence farmers from Brazil bicycle 6,000 miles in search of natural seeds, exposing the devastating effects of industrial agriculture destined for agrofuels. Co-sponsored by Troy Bike Rescue.
Dance, Resist, Create! (ALL WEEKEND):
FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 8PM $10
FIESTA HONORING THE ANCESTORS
w/ Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde
A rocking show honoring our revolutionary ancestors with an energetic fusion of Afro-Caribbean, reggae, rock, and hip hop—freedom sounds to inspire a dance rebellion!
SATURDAY, NOV. 5,
Opening reception for MEDIA NODES w/ photographer Sean Hemmerle
The world-premiere exhibition of an eight-year project--originally published in the Columbia Journalism Review--looking behind the curtain, beyond the front page, to interior landscapes of the news media in the midst of an historic transformation.
CULTURES OF RESISTANCE
w/ filmmaker Iara Lee
Travel the world to explore how creative action contributes to conflict prevention and resolution, and how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 7PM
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS
w/ Brian Willson
A Viet Nam veteran and trained lawyer whose wartime experiences transformed him into a revolutionary nonviolent pacifist, his new book "Blood On The Tracks" tells the story of his life of activism. Co-sponsored by Troy Bike Rescue.
SUNDAY, NOV. 20, 3PM $10 (SPECIAL EARLY SHOW!)
A return visit by the internationally renowned 10-piece jazz ensemble that combines the agility and freedom of a jazz combo, the raw power and subtle coloring of a jazz orchestra, and the deep grooves of Afro-Latin music, premiering a new suite commissioned by Chamber Music America.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 7PM
SEX IN AN EPIDEMIC
w/ filmmaker Jean Carlomusto
A compelling history of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its ongoing impact, especially on the gay, African-American and Latino communities hardest hit. The film shows a world living with the disease for nearly 30 years, while ignorance and prejudice about it endure.
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 8PM
LIVE FROM LOCK ONE
w/ Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned
This singularly exciting indie folk group, one of the founding members of Albany’s B3nson collective, brings its kinetic energy to our ongoing series of live recordings of local musicians performing for a studio audience. A season finale to benefit Youth Media Sanctuary.
The Fall 2011 season at The Sanctuary for Independent Media is made possible by volunteer labor, thousands of small donations and invaluable support from many organizations, including:
The New York State Council on the Arts (Electronic Media & Film, Arts Education, Capital Projects and Presenting programs), the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Louis and Hortense Rubin Community Fellows Program, the Howard and Bush Foundation, the Experimental Television Center’s Presenting and Media Arts Technical Assistance Funds (supported in part by public funds from NYSCA), the Kate Cashel Fund of the Community Foundation of the Capitol Region, O’Connell and Aronowitz, Missing Link Street Ministry, Law office of Anne Reynolds Copps, The Legal Project, Discover Video, Troy Bike Rescue, Rock Hill Bakehouse, the Arts Department at RPI, the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region, TAP Inc, Franklin Square Inn and Suites, One Day Signs, REM Printing and PogoStick Studios.
The Sanctuary for Independent Media is a community media arts center located in an historic former church in Troy, NY. The Sanctuary hosts screening, production and performance facilities, training in media production and a meeting space for artists, activists and independent media makers of all kinds.