A Mother and Son’s Love by Lynne Bell (12 min)
A portrayal of a loving bond between mother and son
And They Jumped Into The Water…Some by Lois Moses (11 min)
A visual poem with dance about a historical epoch – the middle passage
of enslaved Africans
Edge Of 12 (9 min) by Nanci Gaglio
Exploring three different mature decisions a suburban American girl might
face, and the consequences of those decisions
Mama’s Not Home (3 min) by Robin Hernandez
A short music video exploring the relationship between two Philadelphia friends
Loving My Life: Living With Down Syndrome (8 min) by David Walls
A portrayal of the exciting life of Peter Brodzinski. Peter, a young man loving his life with down syndrome, has a supportive family, great job, many friends and an active life.
ACAF Stories(14 min) by Jennifer Bennett
One segment of a documentary series about two brothers who helped infuse today's cultural business model into Philadelphia's commercial landscape through a lifelong partnership grounded in love and self-determination
An evening of films with Beatriz Santiago Muñoz and Gisela Rosario Ramos. Santiago, a San Juan-based filmmaker, will present short films by both filmmakers. Shorts featured include Santiago's newest films Matrulla, La cabeza mató a todos and Otros usos, all meditations on militarism, waste and radical, alternative futures. These films will be screened alongside Rosario's El Hijo de Ruby, a documentary focused on a Bomba dancer and his relationship to his father, and Jayá, a music video by Rosario's Macha Colón y Los Okapi. The evening's discussion will explore the potential and power of radical aesthetics to enliven social justice and transform the meaning of the political.
Reception: April 24, 2015, 6 pm -7:00 pm
General viewing hours for the exhibit are: Monday through Friday...11am-6pm
The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes.
Artists included are Asaake Denise Jones, Amir Lyles, Ted McGhee, Boone Nguyen, Alvin K.Nurse, Jonathan Pinkett, Jerry Puryear, and Richard Watson. The exhibition is curated by Gary Smalls.
The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes. Pinkett and Watson will present intimate landscape paintings, while Amir Lyles's work references the continent of Africa. McGhee creates romantic scenes from nature. Nurse renders landscapes using digital imagery, taking great liberties with land and sky. Asaake Denise Jones's fiber constructions address aspects of the Civil Rights Movement. Boone Nguyen's photographs document how nature and villagers in southern Vietnam transform bomb craters into life sustaining spaces. Included are portraits of key figures in the Black community by Jerry Puryear.
DATE: Saturday, May 9, 2015 TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Bradford Young will talk about his process of creating the cinematic image - what he describes as "the quest to find the sublime in the ordinary." There is perhaps no more influential cinematographer in independent American cinema today than Bradford Young. Trained at Howard University, his impressive list of DP credits include Mother of George and Ain't Them Bodies Saints (both of which won 2013 Sundance Awards for Excellence in Cinematography), Dee Rees' Pariah (2011 Sundance winner Excellence in Cinematography), Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere, Tina Marby's Mississippi Damned, and Andrew Dosunmu's Restless City. He recently completed shooting on Du Vernay's Selma and Ed Zwicks Pawn Sacrifice.
Producers' Forum: Food Chains directed by Sanjay Rawal (USA, 2014, 83 min) with La Trabajadores by CATAPosted January 1st, 2015 by Hye-Jung
Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 PM
at International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street
Sanjay Rawal in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members
Food Chains exposes the injustice embedded in America’s agriculture and food production industries. This hard hitting documentary sheds light on the wage theft, physical abuse and near slavery that constitutes everyday life for thousands of America’s mostly Latino farm workers. Food Chains gives a voice to those fighting to change these practices and bring justice to the table. Eva Longoria is the Executive Producer.
Sanjay Rawal’s experience running a small agricultural genetics company led to work as a consultant
on the hit documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell(2008). Then he was bit by the film bug leading him to
produce award winning shorts and films. Food Chains is his first feature.
Preceded by La Trabajadores
by El Comite de Apoyo a Los Trabajadores Agricolas (CATA) and Scribe Video Center
(USA, 2002, 20 min.)
Los Trabajadores (The Workers) tells the stories and day-to-day experiences of migrant mushroom farm laborers based in Kennett Square and Reading, PA and examines their efforts to improve working and living conditions through organizing.