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Jon Dieringer
Pro

FLAHERTY NYC PRESENTS:
Francisco Serrano's SEVA LIVES

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS

Filmmaker in person for discussion!

Considered one of the best Puerto Rican films in recent years, SEVA LIVES offers a post-modern look at the history and impact of the U.S. invasion and occupation of the island.

When a fictional story reimagining the U.S. invasion was published in a widely-read newspaper in Puerto Rico, its readers believed it as fact. But like the infamous chaos-inducing Orson Welles radio dramatization of the War of the Worlds, the story was utter fiction simply taken as reality. The story contained letters from a historian who unearthed evidence that the United States did not enter Puerto Rico peacefully in June, as history dictates. Instead, the Americans invaded through a town named "Seva," massacred its people, and covered it up by changing the town's name to "Ceiba," its current name.

This story, as the newspaper tried to make clear, is fiction. Yet readers around the island believed it and a scandal ensued.

SEVA LIVES redefines Puerto Rican history in this update of the classic Puerto Rican short story "Seva." It mixes fictional elements with actual archival footage and real interviews with historians to discuss the significance and impact of the short story today. But, most significantly, SEVA LIVES deconstructs the sociopolitical debate of the facts and myths surrounding the history of Puerto Rico and explores the issues that arise when fiction meddles with recollections of the past.

Organized by Cinema Tropical, this screening celebrates the 50th anniversary of the 7th Robert J. Flaherty Seminar, held in Barranquitas, Puerto Rico.

===Bio===
SEVA LIVES is the first film of director, producer and editor Francisco Serano, whose previous credits as a digital animator include Maldeamores, Party Time and Diez en la Música. Serrano spends most of his time in front of his computer, where he made most of SEVA LIVES. He was born and raised in San Suan, Puerto Rico, and currently lives in Washington, D.C.

More information at the Flaherty NYC Website

Roselly Torres
Pro

TWN Spring Evening Workshops 2011!

TWN presents its seasonal series of walk-in seminars on production topics you need – from production planning and distribution, to new media production, sound recording and more. All classes are $20 ($10 for low income) unless otherwise noted. The workshops take place at Third World Newsreel. Register now by emailing workshop@twn.org.

Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30 PM
Production Planning and Budgeting with Ann Bennett
Prepping your film – from R&D to production, post and distribution – with a special focus on budgets and planning your multiplatform strategy. Led by Producer/Director Ann Bennett, multimedia producer for Through a Lens Darkly ($20/10 low income)


Tuesday, May 31st, 6:30 PM
Master Class with Filmmaker/Editor Sonia Gonzalez

Sonia Gonzalez-Martinez, the director of "Bragging Rights: Stickball Stories" has also been an editor for over ten years. Among her credits are "Los Bandoleros" (Vin Diesel), "Antonia Pantoja, Presente!" (Lillian Jimenez) and "Passionate Politics: the Life and Work of Charlotte Bunch" (Tami Gold). Sonia is currently editing Byron Hurts' (a TWN workshop grad) latest doc, "Soul Food Junkies", and will show clips from her work, talk about how she got into the field and made her film, about the challenges facing women of color in the industry, and what inspires her to do what she does. FREE. RSVP to workshop@twn.org.


All Classes held at:
Third World Newsreel
545 Eighth Avenue, 10th Flr
between 37th and 38th Streets
1, 2, 3, A, C, E to Times Square
212 947-9277 x 15
RSVP and info – email workshop@twn.org

Marj Safinia
Host

Angelenos – still 3.5 hours left to get tickets online to see me in conversation with the Maestro, Doug Block himself, about the Art of the Personal Documentary for IDA's Doc-U series. You can also show up at the door. We'll be having a F2F afterwards in the courtyard, so come out and show your love.

http://doc-u-may-16.eventbrite.com/

Charleen Wittenberg
Fan

Looking for interns who speak both Japanese and English to translate and transcribe footage in Los Angeles for a documentary that was recently shot in Japan. Please contact me directly: cbdocumentary{AT}gmail{DOT}com

Kirby Dick
Pro

Academy and Emmy Award nominated film team seeks experienced verite shooter for six to twelve shoots outside Denver starting in early June. Please reply with resume/reel and rate to : chaincamera[AT]gmail[dot]com

Stephanie Bleyer
Fan

Six Foot Chipmunk produces robust outreach and engagement campaigns for social-issue documetary films. We work with filmmakers to develop, implement and find funding for multi-facted campaigns that empower audiences to take action in creative and compelling ways. Services include: Grantwriting, crowdfunding, website development, social media management, non-profit partner development, engagement campaign strategizing and production, collateral production, curriculum development and community screening coordination. Past clients include Oscar Nominees Gasland and Sun Come Up, Participant's Standard Operating Procedure, No Impact Man, Truck Farm, Bag It and One Lucky Elephant. Contact Stephanie at bleyer[AT]gmail[DOT]com.

Cheryl Pollak
Pro

I'm looking for a camera assistant/loader and a sound person for a shoot in northern California (Santa Rosa) area June 1-7. We are shooting on the Panasonic AF100. Very small shoot so we need utility players. Please contact me at jobs[AT]uprightpictures[DOT]com.

Lindsay Blatt
Pro

Hi All~

I'm looking for projects that need a stills/footage researcher, or assistant producer. I have years of experience working as a photo editor at various magazines (Newsweek, Vogue, Daily Beast) and organizations (UNICEF, Channel 13, Alarm Will Sound), and am trying to move into documentary film. I'm about to start a two month freelance gig at the New York Times. In addition to my licensing/research experience, I'm also an adept producer for still shoots – and am hoping to apply those skills to documentaries as well. I recently finished research and licensing for a film about Harper Lee, and have also worked on broadcast & live event productions. Last fall I traveled to Iceland, where I collaborated with a photojournalist to make a short documentary about the horse herders. I produced, photographed, and was the audio recordist for Herd In Iceland, which is currently in the editing stage.

Thanks so much for reading.

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