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Announcement :: Human Rights : International
9/7: No Wall
by LPC Radical Films
06 Sep 2005
Free Screening of ‘No Wall’
Wed, September 7th, 7pm
A joint production of the Palestine and Israel Independent Media Centers about the construction of the Israeli wall through Palestine. Filmed in the West Bank, Nov 02.
The wall now stretches some 90 miles but is not yet complete. Palestinian homes and businesses are still being razed by Israeli occupation troops in order to make room for the ever-expanding wall. The gigantic barricade cuts into the West Bank in a number of places, filling Palestinians with fear that their lands will forever be lost to Israeli expansion and seizure.
More info about the Israeli ‘Apartheid Wall’
Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Sept 14 – 22/8: The Jeffery Luers Story (2005, 40 min)
Presented by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross
In June 2001, 23 year-old forest defense activist Jeffrey "Free" Luers was sentenced to 22 years and 8 months in prison for the burning of three SUV's. This film, made by the Cascadia Media Collective, features the background of Jeff's case and the motives for his actions from his perspective.
Sept 21 – Dark Days (2000, 94 min)
Near Penn Station, next to the Amtrak tracks, squatters have been living for years. Marc Singer goes underground to live with them, and films this "family." A dozen or so men and one woman talk about their lives: horrors of childhood, jail time, losing children, being coke-heads. They scavenge, they've built themselves sturdy one-room shacks; they have pets, cook, chat, argue, give each other haircuts. A bucket is their toilet. Leaky overhead pipes are a source of water for showers. They live in virtual darkness. During the filming, Amtrak gives a 30-day eviction notice. Film score by DJ Shadow.
Sept 28 - Immokalee: a story of slavery and freedom
Brutal exploitation of farmworkers, including slavery and indentured servitude, continues to plague thousands in the fields and groves of south Florida. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers struggles to build solidarity and fight back against the abuses. Immokalee, a new documentary by Jeff Imig, shows this struggle and examines how the Coalition has been so successful through its three-pronged effort of organizing in the fields, education and broad community solidarity.
Questions-Comments about the film series, contact dubious_battle(-at-)riseup.net
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The Lucy Parsons Center, Boston's collectively run radical bookstore features an extensive selection of radical books and magazines, internet access, space for talks and meetings, and free movies Wednesday nights. Located at 549 Columbus Avenue in the South End the store is just down from Mass Ave and easily reached from the Mass Ave and Symphony T stations and the #1 bus. Regular store hours Mon-Fri 12-9pm Weekends 12-6.
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