Spring 2006 Season

“Aftershock: American Voices,” Presented with Members of SUNY Albany’s Campus Greens and Campus Action

Shot in Washington DC on January 20, 2005, Aftershock: American Voices (Bob Grey, Anne Derwent) chronicles counter inaugural events. It is an inspirational piece featuring such anti-war notables as Celeste […]

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Journalist Dahr Jamail of Iraq Dispatches

In late 2003, weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people, Dahr Jamail went […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Al Otro Lado”

Thousands of people try to cross the Mexico/U.S. border every year. Al Otro Lado (To the Other Side) directed by Natalia Almada, tells the human story behind illegal immigration and drug […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Awake Zion”

Awake Zion (Monica Haim) is a documentary that explores the unsuspecting connections between Rasta, Reggae, and Judaism, through one woman's beat-laden adventure into the meaning of identity. All the way […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival’s Kathy Brew Presents: “Ryan,” “Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night,” “Phantom Limb”

Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival co-director Kathy Brew visits The Sanctuary For Independent Media to present a selection of shorts. Ryan is a 2004 Oscar®-winning animated short by Chris Landreth, […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan,” “Children of the Decree”

Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan (Petr Lom, 2005) is the first film to document the custom of bride kidnapping, an ancient marriage tradition in Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Republic in Central […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Home,” with Filmmakers Jeffrey Togman and Pierre Defendini

Home (2005) will be presented by director Jeffrey Togman and cinematographer Pierre Defendini. On a gang-controlled, dead end street, Sheree Farmer is raising her six children alone. With the help […]

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Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival: “Land Mines: A Love Story”

Dennis O'Rourke's latest documentary Land Mines: A Love Story (2004) is part observational and part essay – driven by a polemic that is both angry and subtle, and a damning […]

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Steve Kurtz of the Critical Arts Ensemble Speaking on “Art and Discipline”

This lecture was built upon the following premises: first, any action within the cultural landscape performed from a minoritarian position will be perceived by authority as contestational act; and second, […]

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Prison Activist Robina Courtin and “Chasing Buddha”

Chasing Buddha (2000) is a documentary by acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Amiel Courtin-Wilson about Robina Courtin, an Australian ex-Catholic, ex-political activist and feminist who has been a Buddhist nun since 1978. […]

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“Tying the Knot” with Filmmaker Jim de Séve

Jim de Séve's 2004 documentary Tying the Knot digs deeply into the meaning of marriage today. From an historical trip to the Middle Ages, to gay hippies storming the Manhattan […]

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“The Trouble With Music” with Author Mat Callahan

Mat Callahan's The Trouble with Music (2005) explores the crisis facing music. The signs are everywhere, from the saturation of public space by tuneful trivia to the digital downloading controversy. […]

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