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Announcement :: Media
De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media // 12.14
by Lucy Parsons Center Radical Film Night
Email: films (nospam) lucyparsons.org
09 Dec 2005
Free Screening: De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media
7pm, Wednesday, December 14, 2005
at the Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Ave (in the South End)
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: An Evening With Ward Churchill And Chellis Glendinning (2001)
A wonderful documentation of two speeches delivered by Ward and Chellis on June 17th, 2001.
Jan 4 - Women In Struggle
The documentary film "Women in Struggle" is about Palestinian women whom are ex-political detainees demonstrating their struggle during their years of imprisonment in Israeli jails exploring the affects and influence of on their present life and their future outlook. The focus will be on the lives of four women who came out of regular roles as sisters, mothers, wives, and took on a different role being involved in the Palestinian national struggle for independence. Without narration, these women give their testimonies in their own words about their past difficult experiences, of their suffering while living their daily difficult life in the current Palestinian Intifada.
Jan 11 - tba
Jan 18 - Hope For Tomorrow: Fighting HIV/ AIDs Together in Togo, West Africa
This short film documents the collaboration of Togo-based Association Espoir Pour Demain (AED) with United States and Togo-based Hope Through Health (HTH). AED is a self-organized association of people living with HIV/ AED based in Kara, Togo in West Africa. With their partner, HTH, they are pioneering a new approach for the region: a comprehensive program addressing both prevention and treatment developed by and under control of those most affected by the disease. As a result, programs include not only medical but psychological, social, nutritional and educational dimensions based on the premise that health is a human right and a social justice issue. This short film will be followed by an opportunity to talk with a board member from Hope Through Health, and find out how you can get involved, collaborate with and support this international solidarity project.
Radical Film Night at the Lucy Parsons Center
Every Wednesday night at 7pm
Questions-Comments about the film series, contact films(-at-)lucyparsons.org
+++ Where are we?
Lucy Parsons Center
549 Columbus Avenue
Boston's South End
Email: lucyparsons (at) tao.ca
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.
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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