Archive for the ‘Film’ Category

Cultures Of Resistance USA Film Premiere

AAA members Cultures of Resistance and Iara Lee will be premiering their feature length documentary in New York City on April 27th followed by Chicago (April 29th) and Boston (April 30th):
Filmmaker Iara Lee states: “The message of Cultures of Resistance is that people throughout the world need to rise up to create positive [...]

Invincible Launches Born in Flames Tour at SXSW, screens The Revival

March 19: Born in Flames Tour (Invincible, Jean Grae, Tamar-kali) Premier at the Karma Lounge in Austin, TX
This month, the Born In Flames Tour will be making its official debut at SXSW 2011 in Austin, Texas. With the tour pulling from both NYC and Detroit for its line-up Tamar-Kali, Jean Grae, and Invincible [...]

Iara Lee of Cultures of Resistance Joins the Alliance

Photograph in Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan by Iara Lee, an Artist Against Apartheid.
Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, an organization that promotes global solidarity and supports peace with justice projects. Iara is currently working on a variety of initiatives, grouped [...]

Open Letter to Filmmaker Stephen Frears

DON’T NORMALIZE APARTHEID, WITHDRAW FROM HAIFA 2010
September 18th, 2010
Dear Stephen Frears:
As fellow artists who have been critical of the state of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinian people, we were surprised to learn that your film “Tamara Drew” is scheduled to open the Haifa International Film Festival of 2010 (HIFF).  While unable to [...]

Watch Hudud at Human Rights Watch Screening NYC

WHAT:
Adobe Youth Voices presents the World premiere of Youth Producing Change, an innovative program of youth-produced short films from across the globe showcased with the Human Rights Watch Film Festival. Eleven films will be shown this year, selected from over 250 international submissions.

SCREENING:
Friday, June 18, 2010
7:00pm
Film screening, and discussion with youth filmmakers. Reception to follow.
Saturday, [...]

May 14, 2010 • Posted in: Animation • One Comment

Tadamon Montreal Rally 500 Artists in Solidarity

Montreal, Canada – February 25th 2010.   Today, a broad spectrum of Montreal artists are standing in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle for freedom and supporting the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the Israeli state. Last winter, the Israeli state launched a violent military assault on [...]

Ctrl Alt Shift – No Way Through

Written and Directed by: Alexandra Monro + Sheila Menon
Mentor: Jim Threapleton
Music: The Thirst
Winner of Ctrl.Alt.Shift film competition

The Ethnic Cleansing Continues

An appeal for relief for Palestine refugees, but not Justice…as such, we see the following scene 60 years later in Jerusalem:

Support Cinema Jenin Renovation: Adopt A Seat

Built in the early 60’s, Cinema Jenin (West Bank) was considered to be one of the largest and most impressive cinemas in Palestine. Hundreds of people attended it daily to watch films from the Arab world. Later, it started presenting action films and American B movies until it was closed as a movie theatre with [...]

Toronto FilmFest Spotlights Israel Branding – Filmmakers pull out

From Haaretz: “Several Canadian filmmakers plan to withdraw their movies from next month’s Toronto International Film Festival to protest a weeklong cinematic homage to Tel Aviv.  They claim that the screenings will show Israel in a positive light instead of creating a critical forum in which to discuss the occupation….‘Wherever [Israeli artists] appear they must [...]