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Announcement :: Radical Culture
Two Upcoming Radical Films at the Lucy Parsons Center
04 Nov 2013
Modified: 08:33:51 AM
Wednesday, November 6 at 7 PM at the Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) 93 mins.

"In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural order is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality. Desperate to repair the structure of her world in order to save her ailing father and sinking home, this tiny hero must learn to survive unstoppable catastrophes of epic proportions."

Wednesday, November 13, at 7 PM at the Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. The Ghosts of Jeju (2013) 80 mins A shocking documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, S. Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea. Using previously secret and classified photos, film and documents, this will be the first English-language documentary about the struggle of the brave people of Gangjeong Village who are opposing the military advance of the United States, just as their parents and relatives did in 1947. As then, they are being arrested, jailed, fined, and hospitalized for resisting the construction of a massive naval base that will accommodate America's pivot to Asia, and will destroy their 400 year old village and their UNESCO protected environment. And yet, the indomitable spirit of the villagers and their supporters, who have not lost hope in spite of overwhelming odds, will inspire and motivate everyone who believes there is a better way to live together on this planet.

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