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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19 January 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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23 January 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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25 January 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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26 January 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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01 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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08 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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08 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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09 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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13 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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20 February 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“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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02 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“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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06 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Quantum Leaps” with Video Curator Astria Suparak

Quantum leap, a physics term deriving from the mid 1900s indicating significant and swift advances (originally via a sudden shift in energy within an atom), became the title of an […]

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22 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prometheus Radio Project Presents “The Spectrum Roadshow”

The creation of the Low Power FM radio service stands as one of the greatest successes in recent efforts for grassroots media reform. As a result, hundreds of new low […]

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23 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bread and Puppet Theater Presents: “How to Turn Distress Into Success: A Parable of War and Its Making”

How to Turn Distress into Success: A Parable of War and its Making is a funny, poignant, radical, occasionally violent response to the 9/11 attacks, filtered through the coolest puppets […]

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29 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage” with Filmmaker and Author Heather Rogers

Author and filmmaker Heather Rogers will screen her documentary on the political history of rubbish in the United States, "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage" and talk about her […]

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30 March 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony” 

Lee Hirsch's 2002 film Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony documents South African musicians, playwrights, poets and activists as they recall the struggle against apartheid from the 1940s to the 1990s that stripped black citizens […]

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06 April 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Galen Joseph-Hunter & Tom Roe of free103point9 on “Transmission Arts” 

Galen Joseph-Hunter and Tom Roe will discuss the field of "Transmission Arts," and free103point9. Free103point9 has an array of goals toward which it is perpetually working, each ultimately focused on […]

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10 April 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Two Square Miles” with Filmmaker Barbara Ettinger and Friends of Hudson Founder Sam Pratt

Barbara Ettinger's 2006 documentary Two Square Miles tracks the conflicts in the small town of Hudson, New York as a proposed multinational coal-fired cement plant threatens to reshape the community. With […]

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20 April 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“The Next Industrial Revolution” Screening with Community Potluck

In Chris Bedford's and Shelley Morhaim's The Next Industrial Revolution (2001), architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart bring together ecology and human design. While some environmental observers predict doomsday […]

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21 April 2006 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Aristide and the Endless Revolution” with Filmmaker Nicolas Rossier

While the international community passively looked on, the democratically elected president of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere was violently deposed twice. Aristide: and the Endless Revolution (2005) investigates the events […]

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27 April 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Inter/Play…” with Pauline Oliveros and Surajit Sarkar

Art blends with politics as experimental music pioneer Pauline Oliveros and media artist Surajit Sarkar join creative forces at The Sanctuary For Independent Media!  Even as internet use has grown […]

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28 April 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Broadcast Live Tour Finale

The conscious hip hop group Broadcast Live brings music to The Sanctuary. 

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30 April 2006 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Beehive Design Collective Presents “Dismantling Monoculture: Globalization and Resistance in the Americas”

Join the Beehive Collective for a high-energy picture-lecture. According to the The Beehive Collective:  Dismantling Monoculture is an anthology of three educational, visual narratives that illuminate the connections between colonization, […]

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02 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

African Film Fest: “Dôlè (Dollar)” and “Africains poids moyens (African Middleweights)”

In director Imanga Ivunga's Dôlè (Dollar) (2000), the action takes place in Libreville, the capital city of Gabon, where four street kids scrape a living as a gang. Mougler, the […]

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04 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Culture with Joseph Hill at The Egg

Roots reggae from Jamaica, by the masters.

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10 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

African Film Festival: “Le ballon d’or (The Golden Ball)” and “Be Kunko (Everybody’s Problem)”

The Golden Ball (Le ballon d’or) directed by Cheik Doukouré, Guinea/France, 1992, 90 minutes. Cheik Doukouré’s second feature celebrates the powerful dream of becoming an African soccer star, a dream […]

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11 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Deep Listening at The Sanctuary with Pauline Oliveros, David Dove, and Chris Cogburn

A concert with Pauline Oliveros (electronics), David Dove (trombone), Chris Cogburn (percussion), with the Children of the Ark Community Charter School (percussion). Students from the Ark Community Charter School in […]

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15 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

African Film Festival: “Niiwam” and “Safi La Petite Mere (Safi the Little Mother)”

Based on a novel by Ousmane Sembene, Niiwam (Clarence Thomas Delgando, Senegal, 1991, 80 min) recounts the travails of a young couple’s attempt to save the life of their infant […]

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18 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Michael Hurley, Tara Jane O’Neil, and Samara Lubelski

Michael Hurley is an American folk singer-songwriter who was essential to the Greenwich Village folk music scene of the 1960s and 1970s. In addition to playing a wide variety of instruments, Hurley is also a cartoonist and […]

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20 May 2006 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

African Film Festival: “Malentendu Colonial (The Colonial Misunderstanding)” and “Nkan Mii (Something Else)”

Malentendu Colonial (The Colonial Misunderstanding) directed by Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2004, 78 minutes. The Colonial Misunderstanding is a bold exploration of Germany’s “African past”—specifically, its attempts to colonize parts of […]

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25 May 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In-the-Works Film and Video Festival

A screening of film and video works in progress.

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01 June 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Honest Weight Food Co-op: A Really Great Place to Shop – Honest Weight Food Co-op’s 13th Anniversary Film

The Honest Weight Food Co-op's 13th Anniversary Film, The Honest Weight Food Co-op: A Really Great Place to Shop.

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21 June 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Performance of “The Wonders of the World: Recite” by Totally Realistic Productions of Montreal

It's a macabre coming of age story taking place on a lighthouse on the last day of the world--the play features two writers/performers (Donna Sellinger and Madeline ffitch), one live […]

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22 June 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Who is Bozo Texino” with Filmmaker Bill Daniel

The secret history of hobo and railworker graffiti. Shot on freight trips across the western US over a period of 16 years, Who is Bozo Texino? chronicles the search for the source […]

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27 June 2006 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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