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Announcement :: Human Rights
Upcoming Films at the LPC
19 Nov 2005
Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night
Every Wednesday night at 7pm, Always Free

Questions-Comments about the film series, contact films(-at-)lucyparsons.org

Nov 30 - Woomera (Australia, 2005, 35 min)
Seeing is believing: Handicams, Human Rights & The News (Canada, 58 min)

Dec 7 - Still We Ride (2005, 37 min)

Dec 14 - De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media (78 min)
Followed by a digital media workshop hosted by the filmmakers, Round Point Movies

Dec 21 - Defending Our Lives (1994, 42 min)
Sponsored by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross

Dec 28 - US Off The Planet (2001)



Nov 30 (double screening) - Woomera (Australia, 2005, 35 min)
A collective project of SKA-TV. A stirring account of a direct action at Woomera in the middle of the South Australian desert where refugees are held in detention camps for years. Event got huge national attention, the debate continues.


Nov 30 (double screening) - Seeing is believing: Handicams, Human Rights & The News (Canada, 58 min)
Dir. by Katerina Cizek and Peter Wintonick.

Joey Lozano never parts with his handicam as he documents rights abuses in the Philippines. But does Joey's camera prevent violence or jeopardize lives? More than 150 million handicams have been sold worldwide since they hit the market in 1985, and they're being used for much more than weddings and family vacations. From Welsh grannies filming noisy neighbors to forensic anthropologists unearthing mass graves, filmmakers Katerina Cizek and Peter Wintonick examine the phenomena that has made people worldwide take action to document realities that the rest of United States would otherwise easily ignore.


Dec 7 - Still We Ride (2005, 37 min)
http://www.stillweridethemovie.com/
On Friday August 27, 2004 just days before the start of the Republican National Convention, a massive police operation was underway. By the end of the night 264 people were arrested. It marked one of the largest mass arrests in New York City's history - and the arrested had done nothing illegal.

For many New Yorkers, August was the first time they heard of what has become a monthly ritual for New York City's bike community; a free-forming ride called Critical Mass.

Still We Ride is a documentary that captures the joyous atmosphere of this August ride before the arrests began and the chaos that followed. It recounts how this ride first started in San Francisco over 10 years ago and chronicles the police crackdown and resulting court battles in New York over the last twelve months. The movie takes on issues of civil liberties, surveillance, the power of mainstream media, and the benefits of alternative means of transportation.


Dec 14 - De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media (78 min)
Round Point Movies, a worker-owned, community-based, media-makers collective
stationed in central Maine is touring the state, turning media consumers into
media watchdogs. Regarding motion picture as an important tool for expression
and disseminating information, the RPM Mess Media Tour brings to each
destination a showing of its new film, De-Interlaced: Surviving the Mess Media,
as well as an interactive Media Makers 101 workshop.

The film, De-Interlaced, is a dense and fast-paced survival guide for the
informed citizen, describing the forces that shape our mainstream media system
-- politics, advertising, government, and technology. Interviews include Noam
Chomsky (Writer and Educator), Pat LaMarche (Green Party Vice Presidential
Candidate), Scott Beibin (Director of Lost Film Festival) and many more.

Each RPM workshop, following the screening, will consist of hands-on lessons in
cinematography, sound, and non-linear editing. Remaining responsive to the
needs and desires of each venue, workshop facilitators will customize the
lessons so that videographer empowerment is guaranteed


Dec 21 - Defending Our Lives (1994, 42 min)
Sponsored by the Boston Anarchist Black Cross

An Oscar winning documentary about the magnitude and severity of domestic violence in this country. This educational video features four women imprisoned for killing their batterers and their terrifying personal testimonies.

Each of these women tells her own horrific tale of beatings, rape and torture at the hands of her husband or boyfriend. They talk of being stalked, harassed and threatened with death, particularly after attempting to leave their abusive partners. They all testify to the failure of the criminal justice system to protect victims of domestic violence - from unenforced restraining orders, to reluctant law enforcement officials, to the courts' refusal to accept the special nature of their defense. And each woman's frightening account of the cycle of violence resonates with the stories of battered women everywhere.

These women were forced to defend their lives, and this documentary captures the cruel irony of putting them behind bars once they have finally escaped their abusers. They have chosen to share their stories, hoping to inspire creative strategies for ending this violence.


Dec 28 - US Off The Planet (2001)
A wonderful documentation of two speeches delivered by Ward and Chellis on June 17th, 2001.


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ABOUT LPC
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+++ Where are we?

Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Telephone: 617.267.6272
Email: lucyparsons (at) tao.ca
Web: http://www.lucyparsons.org/

+++ Directions

By train/public transportation: Take the Orange Line to the Mass Ave. stop, or the Green "E" line to the Symphony stop. Walk south on Mass Ave for a minute or two. Go left onto Columbus Avenue for 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.

By bus:Take the #1 Dudley/Mass Ave bus to the corner of Columbus Avenue and Mass Ave. Walk east on Columbus Avenue 1-1/2 blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on the left.

By car, from Storrow Drive:Exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.

From I-93 N or S:Take the Storrow Drive exit. Continue 1-2 minutes on Storrow and exit at Copley. Go left at the light, onto Arlington Street. Continue approximatley five blocks until Columbus Avenue. Go right onto Columbus Avenue for approximately eight blocks. Lucy Parsons Center will be on your right. If you reach Mass Ave, you've gone one block too far.

+++ What are we?

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.

+++ Volunteer

Volunteering at LPC isn't just about donating your labor. All of the Lucy Parsons Center volunteers contribute to all aspects of running the store and can take part in all decisions in how it's run. If you know anything about grant writing, web design, or any other skills you think would be useful, or if you just want to be part of this great radical project, please email Pete at petestid (at) yahoo.com

+++ Use our space for radical stuff

One of the most important aspects of the Lucy Parsons Center is providing a community meeting place for radical activities. If you want to host an event, please send an email to Rebecca at rebeccabatchelder (at) yahoo.com. Make sure to give enough notice so that we can approve the event at our bimonthly meetings.

If you have a group that needs a space to have regular meetings, just come to the bookstore and fill out a space request form. Again, make sure to allow time for approval by the collective.

+++ Donate MONEY!

We need support to help ensure the Lucy Parsons Center continues to grow and be an important resource for the community. Donations can be made in the form of cash, check or credit cards. Please call the store for more info. If you don't have a lot, don't worry, even donating the change of your purchase can make a difference.


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