FILMS RECENTLY SCREENED

THURSDAY APRIL 15, 2010 6pm

XIP XOP OAXACA

SPECIAL SCREENING & PRESENTATION BY FILM MAKER
SIMON SEDILLO

XIP XOP OAXACA

(2009 Mexico, Oaxaca: 50 mins) Spanish w/ English Subtitles

“Xip Xop oaXaca” Hip Hop is alive and well today all over the world.. This film is just another piece of evidence that by taking back identity, territory and community, Hip Hop can be part of a movement for hood liberation. In Oaxaca, Mexico we see one more city in which young people continue to speak truth to power through Hip Hop.

Presentation by Simon Sedillo: Indigenous Strategies for Hood Liberation

This presentation identifies several specific institutions, which threaten the lives of average everyday people everywhere. From banks and corporations to non-profits and universities, to prisons, weapons and drugs; what role do these institutions and industries have in making the poor stay poor, while making the rich get richer? This presentation shows how the devaluation of traditional forms of self governance and self determination, has lead to the criminalization of entire sectors of society. Finally this demonstration shares some indigenous strategies for self determination as guides for urban community (hood) liberation.

Special Live Performance by

Simón Sedillo

is a community rights defense organizer and film maker. He has spent the last 8 years documenting, producing and teaching community based video documentation in Mexico and the US. Through lectures, workshops, and short films, Sedillo breaks down the effects of neoliberalism, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and militarism on indigenous communities, immigrant communities, and communities of color in the US and Mexico. Through collaborative media projects, Sedillo’s work has contributed to a growing network of community based media production whose primary objective is to share, teach, and learn from one another, about community based media production and the collective construction of horizontal networks of community rights defense.

For more info:
http://elenemigocomun.net/banda/simon

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FRIDAY APRIL 30, 2010 7pm

Special 2nd Screening with Film Participant

Painter/Muralist “NUKE”-

CORAZON del TIEMPO

CORAZON del TIEMPO

(2009 Mexico, 90 mins) Spanish w/ English Subtitles

It is a time of revolution and Sonia’s rebellious heart causes further commotion in her village. Recently betrothed to a young community leader, Miguel, she is walking along a path in the Selva Lancandona one day when she locks eyes with those of Julio, a rebel fighter; their passion puts the secu-rity of her community and the Zapatista rebels in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Alicia, Sonia’s younger sister, learns to interpret reality (as government forces surround the rebels on land and in the air) through a mirror in her game playing. Her grandmother Zoraida is the one to bring the little girls visions back down to earth. Together, Zoraida and Alicia dis-cover in Sonia’s decision a test of wills and traditions. In a world where everything changes, in a land of free Indians who have decided to take a stand and resist, Sonia takes on the struggles of love in the heart of time.

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FRIDAY MAY 7, 2010 7pm

THE 800 MILE WALL

Special Screening & Dialogue with Film Maker John Carlos Frey

+ Guest live performance

The 800 Mile Wall

(2009, U$A, 90 mins) English/Spanish w/ English Subtitles

The 800 Mile Wall highlights the construction of the new border walls along the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the effect on migrants trying to cross into the U.S. This powerful 90-minute film is an unflinching look at a failed U.S. border strategy that many believe has caused the death of thousands of migrants and violates fundamental human rights.

Since border walls have been built, well over 5,000 migrant bodies have been recovered in U.S. deserts, mountains and canals. Some unofficial reports put the death    toll as high as 10,000 men, women and children. As a direct result of U.S. border policy, migrants are forced to cross treacherous deserts and mountains in search of low skill and low paying jobs in the United States. The New York Times writes, “Current border strategy is serving as a funnel through deadly terrain.” The 800 Mile Wall documents, in great detail, the ineffective and deadly results of a failed border policy and offers some thoughts and on how the current human rights crisis may be resolved. Directed by John Carlos Frey and Produced by Jack Lorenz.

More info:

http://www.800milewall.org/

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FRIDAY May 14, 2010 7pm

NO MORE SMOKE SIGNALS

NO MORE SMOKE SIGNALS

(2008 U$A/Switzerland, 90 mins) English

Kili Radio – “Voice of the Lakota Nation” – is broadcast out of a small wooden house that sits isolated on a hill, lost in the vast countryside of South Dakota. It’s a place that’s long forgotten; lying at the crossroads between combat and hope, between the American dream and daily existence on America’s poorest reservation.

Yet we find people like Roxanne Two Bulls, who’s trying to start over again on the land of her ancestors; the young DJ Derrick who’s discovering his gift for music; Bruce, the white lawyer who for thirty years has been trying to free a militant who’s been fighting for American Indian rights; and finally John Trudell, an old AIM activist who’s made a career for himself as a musician in Hollywood.

Everything converges at Kili Radio. Instead of sending smoke signals the radio station transmits its own signals across a vast and magnificent landscape with a   delightful combination of humor and melancholy. Native hip hop and broken windshields: pride has been restored – it really is OK to be Lakota(Kili = Lakota: awesome).

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RADIO SOMBRA’S FRIDAY FILM NIGHTS

FRIDAY MAY 21, 2010  7pm

EL SISTEMA

El SISTEMA

(2008, Germany/Venezuela, 120 mins) Spanish w/ English Subtitles

The film shows the gripping way ‘El Sistema’ functions on a daily basis in a typical nucléo: the ‘La Rinconada’ nucléo is located adjoining the barrio of the same name. The area around the nucléo is considered as one of the most dangerous and poorest areas in Caracas. Up to 300 children find their daily destination here. In the film, three selected young people from the nucléo are accompanied through their daily lives for a whole year. The kids come from different backgrounds, family circumstances and stages of personal development. There are correspondingly few overlaps in their biographies – up until the day when they become part of the ‘system’ and are confronted by their own instruments, as well as the love, persistence and patience of their teachers. The film explores the central question: what can the system accomplish by connecting young people with classical music, and to what extent can it change their lives?

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FRIDAY MAY 28, 2010  7pm

“Revolution”- Los Aldeanos Documentary

“Revolution”- Los Aldeanos  Documentary

(2009, Cuba 50 mins)  Spanish- No Subtitles

El documental sobre Los Aldeanos titulado “Revolution”, de Mayckell Pedrero, acaparó los máximos premios en su categoría, pese a que los medios oficiales, incluido Juventud Rebelde, no habían informado apenas de esta Muestra y mucho menos de este  documental dedicado a los representantes de la juventud  más rebelde y creativa. Pero este silencio informativo no pudo impedir que la película se proyectara simultáneamente en los aborrotados cines  Charles Chaplin de la Cinemateca de Cuba y el Multicine Infanta.

Sinopsis: Acercamiento al mundo de Los Aldeanos, grupo de Hip-Hop underground cubano que encabeza la vanguardia en su género. Inquietudes y puntos de vista de sus integrantes.

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FRIDAY June 4, 2010  7pm

COCHOCHI

COCHOCHI

(2007, Mexico 87 mins) Tarahumara w/ English/Spanish Subtitles

Evaristo and Tony, indigenous brothers from the northwest of Mexico , have just graduated from elementary school when they receive an assignment from their grandfather: to deliver some medicine at the other extreme of the Sierra Tarahumara. Tony and Evaristo, dreading the long road ahead, decide to take their grandfathers horse and set off on a journey that becomes longer than they expected.

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Saturday July 24, 2010  8pm

“Revolution”- Los Aldeanos Documentary

“Revolution”- Los Aldeanos  Documentary

(2009, Cuba 50 mins)  Spanish- No Subtitles

Entre los hechos que aborda el documental “Revolution” de Mayckell Pedrero está el que Pablito Milanés invitara a cantar con él,  en la Tribuna Antiimperialista a Aldo Roberto Rodríguez Baquero (7 de marzo de 1983, La Habana, Cuba)  ya  Bian Oscar Rodríguez Gala (25 de octubre de 1984, La Habana, Cuba), mas conocido como El B, dos jóvenes cubanos que conforman uno de los grupos de Hip Hop cubanos mas importantes y afamados: Los Aldeanos.  El que ellos aceptaran la invitación, asi como las declaraciones de respeto entre los cantantes que se escuchan en el material,  símboliza y una sola cosa encuentro y continuidad de dos generaciones de artistas, unidas inevitablemente, al margen de cualquier propuesta ideológica,  por el mestizaje y la cubanía.

Sinopsis: Acercamiento al mundo de Los Aldeanos, grupo de Hip-Hop underground cubano que encabeza la vanguardia en su género. Inquietudes y puntos de vista de sus integrantes.

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Mayckell Pedrero. (Ciudad de La Habana, 1975). Licenciado en Educación. Cursa estudios en el Instituto Superior de Arte (ISA), en la especialidad de Fotografía. Se desempeña como director de fotografía y compositor de imagen en los Estudios de Animación ICAIC. Participó en la 8va. Muestra con el documentalNostalgia. Contacto: micky@animados.icaic.cu.
El documental sobre Los Aldeanos titulado “Revolution”, de Mayckell Pedrero, acaparó los máximos premios en su categoría, pese a que los medios oficiales, incluido Juventud Rebelde, no habían informado apenas de esta Muestra y mucho menos de este  documental dedicado a los representantes de la juventud  más rebelde y creativa. Pero este silencio informativo no pudo impedir que la película se proyectara simultáneamente en los aborrotados cines  Charles Chaplin de la Cinemateca de Cuba y el Multicine Infanta.

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Los Aldeanos  por cierto trabajan a menudo con otro famoso rapero, Silvito El Libre, el hijo de un antiguo camarada de Pablito en la forja de la Nueva Trova; Silvio Rodríguez.

El grupo nace en el 2003 y su cuestionamiento directo y sin tapujos a la sociedad actual en Cuba, se entronca con una critica a los males del mundo que encaja perfectamente en el discurso de la izquierda. Por esos el nombre de hijos rebeldes de la revolución les encaja como anillo al dedo, sobretodo cuando se reivindican así mismos como revolucionarios. Esta es su discografía:

* Censurados (2003)
* Poesía Esposada (2003)
* L3 Y 8 – Inciso A (2004)
* Poesía & Corazón (2004)
* En 3T La Musas (2005)
* Abajo Como Hace Tres Febreros (2006)
* Mi Filosofía (2006)
* Record Pila Acción (2007)
* Inédito (2007)
* Comisión Depuradora Vol. 1 (2007)
* Comisión Depuradora Vol. 2 (2007)
* Poesía & Corazón (2007)
* Miseria Humana (2008)
* Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde Vol. 1 (2008)
* Dr. Jekill & Mr. Hyde Vol. 2 (2008)
* Mantenimiento Al Alma (2008)
* El Atropello (2009)
* Los KbaYros (2009)
* Viva Cuba Libre (2009)
* Defini.Flow (2010)

August 8, 2010  7pm

COCHOCHI

COCHOCHI

(2007, Mexico 87 mins) Tarahumara w/ English/Spanish Subtitles

Evaristo and Tony, indigenous brothers from the northwest of Mexico , have just graduated from elementary school when they receive an assignment from their grandfather: to deliver some medicine at the other extreme of the Sierra Tarahumara. Tony and Evaristo, dreading the long road ahead, decide to take their grandfathers horse and set off on a journey that becomes longer than they expected.

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Thursday October 14, 2010  7:30pm

Special Film Screening

Ciclovida: Lifecycle

Q & A session following screening with Film Translator Caio Juca

 

CICLOVIDA: LIFECYCLE pedals alongside a group of subsistence farmers from Brazil who bicycle over 6,000 miles across the South American continent in search of natural seeds.

This feature-length documentary is made up of moving stories from landless peasants, indigenous communities, and small farmers that expose the devastating effects of industrial agriculture destined for agrofuels.

With practically no money and no support crew, the protagonists rely entirely on their resourcefulness and the solidarity of people they meet along the way. They carry with them only the simplest of necessities, their radical ideas and philosophy, collected heirloom seeds, and a video camera. The main characters, Inacio and Ivania, identify as farmers, poets, musicians, and activists for ecological and social justice. They seek to gather and disseminate thousands of seeds, a wealth of knowledge, and contribute to an invaluable network amongst small agricultural communities of Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina, all without the use of oil or biofuels. This film also explores their role as parents who struggle with the distance, both physical and figurative, from their children, who share their ideals but remain at their home and do not accompany them on the journey.

This stirring narrative captivates its audience , while it unflinchingly conveys the disturbing ecological, economic, and social impacts of large agribusiness practices. It portrays an alternative to the bio-fuel monocultures that threaten all small farmers, as the triumphant protagonists create significant and sustainable change using what sparse resources they have.

Hosted by The Los Angeles Annual Anarchist Bookfair Collectives and el Centro de Comunicacion Comunitaria.

Food and drinks available for a very small donation.

 

All community screenings  held @ 7pm at

*except if otherwise posted for a special presentation

K-12 Students Free!

Suggested donation: $3 adults – no one will be turned away

* Donations go towards keeping Centro Comunicacion Comunitaria operational and East L.A. Radio Sombra

Centro Comunicacion Comunitaria

3806 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90063

Boyle Heights- East Los Angeles

Just below Self Help Graphics

https://radiozombra.wordpress.com

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