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Erica Ginsberg
Wed 21 Apr 2004Link
CRUCIBLE OF WAR, made by D-Worders Leon Gerskovic and Erica Ginsberg
will premiere in Los Angeles this weekend. We'll be there, so feel
free to introduce yourself after either of the screenings...

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Veterans questioning why they fought. A middle class family trying in
vain to maintain their lifestyle in spite of economic hard times.
Ordinary individuals dealing with fear after acts of violence they
never envisioned could happen to them. We have a lot to learn from
the people of the Balkans. A new film, CRUCIBLE OF WAR, will tell
their stories when it makes its U.S. premiere at the Egyptian Theater
in Hollywood this coming weekend.

CRUCIBLE OF WAR focuses on ordinary people in Bosnia, Croatia, and
Serbia who have survived war, violence, ethnic hatred, and
displacement and are now working to rebuild their lives and
communities. The film's director, Leon Gerskovic is one of those
survivors. Gerskovic will be in town to attend the screenings of the
film, which is being shown in a program of the Artivist Film Festival.

WHEN?
Saturday, April 24 at 11:30 am
Sunday, April 25 at 6:00 pm

WHERE?
Egyptian Theater (6712 Hollywood Boulevard) as part of the Artivist
Film Festival

MORE INFORMATION
About the film: http://www.crucibleofwar.com
About the L.A. screening:
http://www.crucibleofwar.com/la_press_release.htm
About the festival: http://www.artivistfilmfestival.org

Lorenzo Meccoli
Sat 8 May 2004Link
NOAM CHOMSKY, HOWARD ZINN, GORE VIDAL, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, HUMAN
RIGHTS WATCH, AMY GOODMAN, HARRY BELAFONTE, THE NATION, SUSAN
SARANDON, ANGELA DAVIS, PETE SEEGER, JESSE JACKSON AND MANY OTHER
VOICES OF DISSENT IN BUSH'S AMERICA

in

"XXI CENTURY" The Last Empire a REAL independent documentary film by
Gabriele Zamparini & Lorenzo Meccoli http://thecatsdream.com/

NOW AVAILABLE on DVD and VHS WATCH THE TRAILERS ON OUR NEW WEBSITE
http://thecatsdream.com/

REVIEWS:

"POWERFUL TESTIMONIES! THIS CERTAINLY DESERVES TO BE SEEN BY A BROAD
AUDIENCE." - HOWARD ZINN Historian - Author of "A People's History of
the United States"

"AN EXCEPTIONALLY WELL DONE PANORAMA OF SIGNIFICANT POLITICAL EVENTS
AND IDEAS SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 AND THE AMERICAN EMPIRE.
SUPERBLY EDITED, WITH A CAST OF LEADING PROGRESSIVE THINKERS AND
ACTIVISTS, IT TOUCHES ALL THE BASES." - WILLIAM BLUM Historian -
Author of "Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since
World War II" Read more on http://thecatsdream.com/

FEATURING:

NOAM CHOMSKY - GORE VIDAL - HOWARD ZINN - ARNO J. MAYER - AMNESTY
INTERNATIONAL - HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH - SCOTT RITTER - SUSAN SARANDON -
AL SHARPTON - PETE SEEGER - THE NATION - SEPTEMBER ELEVENTH FAMILIES
FOR PEACEFUL TOMORROWS - NELSON MANDELA - JESSE JACKSON - DESMOND TUTU
- RAMSEY CLARK - DANNY GLOVER - ANGELA DAVIS - JESSICA LANGE -
DEMOCRACY NOW! - PAX CHRISTI - GREG PALAST - OSSIE DAVIS - AMERICAN
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION - FAIRNESS AND ACCURACY IN REPORTING - HARRY
BELAFONTE - VETERANS FOR PEACE - UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE -
AMERICAN FRIENDS SERVICE COMMITTEE (QUAKERS) - PACIFICA FOUNDATION -
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY ANTI-WAR COALITION - INDYMEDIA - INTERNATIONAL
PHYSICIANS FOR THE PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR - MEDIACHANNEL - NAACP -
INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES - AMERICAN- ARAB ANTI- DISCRIMINATION
COMMITTEE - PEACE ACTION - NOT IN OUR NAME - INTERNATIONAL ANSWER -
CENTER FOR ECONOMIS AND SOCIAL RIGHTS - INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC ACCURACY
AND MANY OTHER VOICES OF DISSENT... Read more on
http://thecatsdream.com/

Erica Ginsberg
Thu 13 May 2004Link
NYC-based PA needed for one day (tomorrow, 5/14) to help out with a
field shoot. Rate is $125. Contact is Erin Essenmacher
(eessenmacher@yahoo.com)

I know nothing more about this. Please contact Ms. Essenmacher
directly.

Liz Reeves
Fri 14 May 2004Link
CALL FOR ENTRIES

The American Jewish Film Festival
Dates of Festival: November 6th-7th 2004
Deadline for Entries: June 15th 2004
Festival Location: Chicago and Evanston,Illinois

Marking the 350th year of the arrival of the first
Jews to the U.S., Chicago-based Spertus Institute of
Jewish Studies in collaboration with Reeltime
Independent Film & Video Forum, is hosting this
festival to celebrate American Jewish life. The main
focus of films should contain themes relating to
Jewish life in the United States.

Festival is non-competitive, no entry fees required.
Preview Formats: VHS or DVD
Exhibition Formats include: VHS, DVCAM, DVD, Beta,
16mm, 35mm
All genres accepted: documentaries, features,
animation, experimental, shorts

CONTACT INFORMATION:www.reeltimeevanston.org
Phone: 847-866-0312

Reeltime
Evanston Public Library
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60202

(Phone) 847-866-0312
(FAX) 847-866-0313

Lorca Shepperd
Sun 23 May 2004Link
Other People's Pictures

a documentary by Lorca Shepperd and Cabot Philbrick

Premiering at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel
Documentary Festival, Silver Spring, MD
June 16th, 4:45 pm

http://www.SILVERDOCS.com/films/wv.aspx

We hope to see you there!

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'Other People's Pictures,' set in New York City's Chelsea Flea
Market, showcases nine photography collectors who share an
unlikely addiction - vintage snapshots that have been lost,
disposed of, or sold by their original owners. As our subjects
comb the market, ready to pay anywhere from a few cents to
hundreds of dollars for a single snapshot, they reveal the
experiences of loss and reclamation that fuel their pursuit of
these cast-off images.

Erica Ginsberg
Mon 24 May 2004Link
An Associate Producer is sought to work with an award-winning video
documentary director/producer on a national public television
documentary program about the future of Americaâ*™s cities. The
program will examine the current national debates over urban and
suburban land use policies, smart growth and regional equity.
Description Assist producer in all phases of the production and post
production, including research for story development, location
scouting, conducting preliminary interviews, locating archival
materials, coordinating production shoots, assisting with the
preparation and completion of scripts, proposals and budgets. Assist
with production planning and logistics. Must be willing to travel.

Skills Required Minimum two years experience working on television
documentary production. Preferably PBS. BA in journalism or related
filed. Good communications, research and writing skills as well a
keen interest in the documentary form. Knowledge of smart growth,
urban planning issues, federal and state urban policies, community
development, metropolitan equity or environmental justice issues a
plus.

People of color encouraged to apply.

This is a temporary, three month position which may be renewed.

Please send or email a cover letter and resume
atorrice@mindspring.com Attn to: Andrea Torrice, Producer Torrice
Productions 509 Riddle Rd. Cincinnati, Ohio 45220

Please no phone calls

This position is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Only applicants willing
to temporarily relocate should apply.

Charles M Clemmons
Thu 3 Jun 2004Link
SEEKING AGGRESSIVE DISTRIBUTION AND BROADCAST--

Mystic Voices LLC seeks knowledgeable, experienced
person/distributor, representative or agency to help distribute and
obtain broadcast of new documentary Mystic Voices: The Story of the
Pequot War.

What led to the first declared war in American history, waged against
Native Americans? Why has the seldom talked-about massacre not been
broadly presented before Mystic Voices? Why are there so many
differing accounts of this early and brutal event in American history?

Missituck, Connecticut, 1637: In the last hours of moonlight,
Puritans surround a Pequot village wielding swords, torches and guns;
they kill 400-700 men, women and children in one hour. Seldom told,
the 'victory' over the 'heathens' formed Colonial-American Indian
policy for three centuries across America.

The only film on this tragedy presenting viewpoints of historians AND
Native American descendants. Mystic Voices allows participants both
living and dead to speak via their first hand accounts and oral
history, through reenactments and commentary, artwork and music.
Of possible interest for viewers interested in history, anthropology,
sociology, visual anthropology, oral history, religious studies,
Puritan and Native American literature, Indigenous studies, military
studies, archaeology.

Please email inquiries and/or resumes to:
mysticvoicesllc@optonline.net
www.pequotwar.com

Erica Ginsberg
Fri 4 Jun 2004Link
"If you're the relentlessly honest type,
this is probably the program for you."
- Washington City Paper

WHAT? Docs in Progress will be featuring two works in progress by
DC filmmakers Rebecca Kingsley and Rouane Itani at our monthly
feedback workshop.

WHO? You and anybody else who likes to offer their two cents on films.

WHEN? Tuesday, June 8 at 7:30 pm

WHERE? The Warehouse Theater (1021 Seventh Street, NW in Washington
DC/across from the new convention center/just a few blocks from the
Gallery Place or Mt. Vernon Square Metro Stations/food and drink on
site)

HOW MUCH? $5 at the door. When's the last time you paid $5 to see
two films?

WHY? You'll be supporting the local documentary scene, networking with
your peers, helping fellow filmmakers, and checking out what's it all
about for your own possible future screening at Docs in Progress.

MORE ON THE FILMS:

DAUGHTERS of THE LEVANT - Rouane Itani (30 minutes)
Women have often been at the forefront of immigrant families and
Arab-American women are no exception. This film traces the stories of
Lebanese and Syrian women immigrants to the United States who settled
with their families in cities and small towns across the country and
emerged as entrepreneurs, artists, and activists in their new
communities.

THE LAST COLONY - Rebecca Kingsley (20 minute excerpt)
In Washington DC, the capital of the world's best known democracy,
local citizens continue to be denied political rights that other
Americans take for granted -- the right to be governed by their own
locally-elected leaders rather than by the U.S. Congress. This film
looks at the history of Washington DC's unique relationship with the
federal government and its impact on the city's residents.

MORE ON DOCS IN PROGRESS: http://docsinprogress.org/

Melissa Hacker
Fri 11 Jun 2004Link
Free screening in NY Thursday June 17

TREMBLING BEFORE G-D

A FILM BY SANDI SIMCHA DUBOWSKI


See this powerful & unforgettable documentary at The Village
Temple. Meet special guest, Israel Fishman, who is featured in
the film and will be joining us for an after-film discussion. There
is no charge for this event.

Date:        Thursday, June 17, 2004

Time:        7:00 PM

Location: The Village Temple
33 East 12th Street (btw. University Place & Broadway)
phone: 212.674.2340 x300
e-mail: info@villagetemple.org
Web: http://www.villagetemple.org

Trembling Before G-d is an unprecedented feature documentary
that shatters assumptions about faith, sexuality, and religious
fundamentalism. Built around intimately-told personal stories of
Hasidic and Orthodox Jews who are gay or lesbian, the film
portrays a group of people who face a profound dilemma - how
to reconcile their passionate love of Judaism and the Divine with
the drastic Biblical prohibitions that forbid homosexuality. As the
film unfolds, we meet a range of complex individuals - some
hidden, some out - from the world's first openly gay Orthodox
rabbi to closeted, married Hasidic gays and lesbians to those
abandoned by religious families to Orthodox lesbian high-school
sweethearts.

Vividly shot with a courageous few over five years in Brooklyn,
Jerusalem, Los Angeles, London, Miami, and San Francisco,
Trembling Before G-d is an international project with global
implications that strikes at the meaning of religious identity and
tradition in a modern world. For the first time, this issue has
become a live, public debate in Orthodox circles, and the film is
both witness and catalyst to this historic moment. What emerges
is a loving and fearless testament to faith and survival and the
universal struggle to belong.

Diana Wynne
Sat 12 Jun 2004Link
My doc "Joyce to the World" will be screening in cities across the US plus in Toronto and
Melbourne this coming week for Bloomsday. The film is an hour, and many screenings are
free.

"Joyce to the World" celebrates the passionate readers of James Joyce's Ulysses, the
greatest novel of the 20th century that no one's actually read. It features Brian Dennehy,
Frank McCourt, Fionnula Flanagan, Senator David Norris, and everyday people from Kobe
College to Kansas City.

June 12
Rosenbach Museum & Library , Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.
Bloomsday Books, 301 E. 55th St, Kansas City, MO 6:30 p.m.

June 13 Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA 4 p.m.

June 16--Bloomsday 100!
-Chapters Books, 110 Bloor St. W., Toronto, Canada 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
-Jubilation Joyce! Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 1 p.m.
-Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, PA ongoing
-Symphony Space, New York, NY 6 p.m. as part of Bloomsday on Broadway
-Mechanics' Institute Library, San Francisco, CA 57 Post Street at 12 and 8 p.m. after the 6
p.m. performance readings. rsvp@milibrary.org (Diana Wynne and Zippy Lehnus will
appear)
-Echo Park Film Center,1200 N. Alvarado Street, Los Angeles, CA 8 p.m. (213) 484-8846
-7 Dudley Cinema at Sponto Gallery, Venice, CA 8 p.m. (Fritzi Horstman will appear)
-The Celtic Club, 320 Queen Street Melbourne, Australia 6:30 p.m.

June 18 Verde Gallery, 17 East Taylor St, Champaign IL 6 p.m.

July 11 The Ould Sod, 3373 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 12 noon as part of the annual
Bloomsday pub crawl ($30). Film free. For reservations 619/284-6594

Hope you can make it! More details including purchasing info on our website at http://
www.joycetotheworld.com or e-mail me.

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