Fall 2008 Season

Doug Blackmon on “Slavery by Another Name”

Filled with archival photographs, Doug Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name is the true account of the re-enslavement of African Americans from the end of the Civil War until World War […]

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Opening for the Underground Gallery: “Don’t Forget Us- Iraqi Children 2001- 2008 (Sanctions, War, Occupation and Exile)”, 9/12/08-12/14/08

The Underground Gallery at the Sanctuary for Independent Media features an exhibition organized by curator Claudia Lefko and the Iraqi Children’s Art Exchange called Don’t Forget Us: Iraqi Children 2001-2008 […]

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“Body of War” with Filmmaker Dee Dee Halleck

Tomas Young, 25 years old, was paralyzed by a bullet to his spine after serving in Iraq for less than a week. Body of War (2007) follows Tomas as he […]

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Chris Carlson and “Nowtopia”: Practical Rebellion & A New Politics of Work

How do the Open Source software movement, bicycle subculture, guerilla gardening, and the Burning Man Festival fit together? Nowtopia (2008) author and Critical Mass co-founder Chris Carlsson connects these dots […]

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One of the most existing talents in African music today, Chiwoniso performs entrancing and uplifting songs with ancient soul and modern spirit. Backed by the mesmerizing interlocking melodies of the […]

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Free Jazz from the Sanctuary presents Empty Cage Quartet and Weasel Walter Trio

One of the most powerful and original jazz groups to emerge from the West Coast, Empty Cage explores imaginative new ways to integrate a diverse mix of musical influences ranging […]

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Doug Henwood and the Crisis of Neoliberalism

More than twenty years ago, convinced that the 1980s experiment with free-market economics was a financial and social disaster and that much writing on economics was dry and dated, Doug […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Andrew Lynn and Special Guests: Digital Media Labs

Digital Media Labs (DML) are all ages (14+) monthly workshops introduced by popular demand. Whether you are working on a documentary, making a music video, or learning to blog and […]

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“Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century”

A live multimedia presentation of the work in Seth Tobacman’s new book Disaster and Resistance: Comics and Landscapes for the 21st Century (2008), just published by AK Press. The presentation/performance […]

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Be The Media! Workshop with Devorah Hill and Jennifer Wager: Neighborhood Voices- Digital Storytelling

This is an all ages (14+) workshop which combines spoken word, photography, and simple video editing to create powerful and personal narratives. Everyone has a story to tell. With the […]

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“A Jihad for Love” with Filmmaker Parvez Sharma

Muslim gay filmmaker Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is loudest with a daring feature documentary, A Jihad for Love (2007). Exploring the complex global intersections between Islam and […]

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“A Summer in the Cage” with Filmmaker Ben Selkow

A Summer in the Cage (2007) is a stunning portrait of a battle with manic-depressive (bipolar) disorder that puts a human face on an illness that affects millions of American […]

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