Saturday | September 22, 2018

1 PM  |  The Last US Colony

Oneiromancer

Dir. Beatriz Santiago Muñoz

26 min / USA (Puerto Rico) [2017]

Oneiromancer is the first of a series of works on the sensorial unconscious of the Puerto Rican anti-colonial movement. It centers on the figures, places, materials, and leftover materials of the members of the Fuerzas Armadas de Liberación Nacional, a clandestine group.

 
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1950: The Nationalist Uprising

Dir. José Manuel Dávila Marichal

 

US Premiere

105 min / USA (Puerto Rico) [2018]
Spanish with English subtitles


Five Puerto Ricans who participated in the Nationalist Uprising of 1950 to free Puerto Rico from the US speak about the history of this forgotten struggle and its consequences in their lives.

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4 PM  |  The Color of Memory

96 min / Spain [2016]


A feature-length documentary in which, for the first time, original archival material from the Spanish Civil War is shown digitized to 4k and colored to create a new and unique perspective of the war.

Discussion with Professors Josephine Labanyi and Juana Suárez

Spain in Two Trenches

Dirs. Francesc Escribano & Luis Carrizo

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US Premier

 
 

6 PM  |   Indigenous Rights and Environment

 

Guy Hirchefield, a guy with a camera

Dir. Andrés Gallegos

12 min / Israel [2018]

English


Guy Hircefield, a veteran who served in the Israeli military at the start of its occupation of Palestine in the 1980s, now fights against Israeli occupation, ethnic cleansing, and for environmental welfare.  His only weapon is a camera.

US Premiere

American Arithmetic

Dir. Mohammed Hammad

6 min / USA [2018]

English


Based on a poem by Natalie Diaz, American Arithmetic explores the ongoing systemic injustices facing the Native American community.  Experimental and poetic, the short takes an intimate look at the resilient Native community of Minneapolis, as they quietly reshape their city in the face of adversity.

 

Gracie

Dirs. Gracie White Eagle & Cathy Cain

5 min / USA [2018]

English


Gracie White Eagle is a 14-year-old member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe from Cannon Ball, North Dakota.  In the film, Gracie and her mother reflect on the youth-powered movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline and why the movement must not lose momentum.

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US Premiere

The Panguna Syndrome

Dir. Olivier Pollet

52 min / France [2017]

French with English Subtitles


On the island of Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea, the indigenous population struggles in the aftermath of a war waged by colonial powers to crush their resistance.  Though the physical conflict has ended, a political and spiritual battle continues, set against the deadline of a 2019 independence referendum.

Discussion with filmmakers Molly Stuart [Guy Hircefield], Cathy Cain, and Alice Obar [Gracie].

8:30 PM  |   Systemic Poverty

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Loser by Birth

Dir. Cole Bankston

NY Premiere

5 min / USA [2017]

English


Stop-motion, ink, and watercolor on toilet paper animate the life story of an inmate, who was sentenced to death for the torture and murder of a 14 year old. He found freedom through art therapy.

Books Are My Weapon

Dir. Alice Obar

7 min / USA [2018]

English


Donald Peebles is a librarian in Brooklyn who swears by the power of books to help him get through difficult experiences.  Inspired by his own experience of homelessness, he starts a homelessness outreach program at his library.

Acting Erratically

Dirs. Tuff Guts, Hazel Katz, Daniel Goodman

15 min / USA [2018]

English


The term “acting erratically” is often used by law enforcement when they believe someone is experiencing mental distress.  This short film explores the connections between freedom of movement and state-sanctioned violence in the lives of NYC-based women and gender-non-conforming people of color.

Circle Up

Dir. Julie Mallozzi

69 min / USA [2017]

English


After the murder of her teenage son, Janet Connors reaches out to her son’s killer to offer a chance at forgiveness.  Circle Up is a call to action for reframing approaches to crime and punishment through the lens of restorative justice, forgiveness, and accountability.

Discussion with director Alice Obar [Books] and Christopher Paul Harris of the Black Youth Project 100.

Reception party with filmmakers

All screenings to be held at DCTV

87 Lafayette Street

New York NY  10013

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