Third World Newsreel Program 2: New Work from New Filmmakers

Discussion with Dorothy Thigpen, Director, Third World Newsreel, and the filmmakers

Saturday, February 14, 2009, 8:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

This selection of films made in the U.S. between 2007 and 2008 includes Lottie Porch and Vanara Taing's Beyond the Music, about the Inspirational Choir of New York's Riverside Church; Hanna Rose Shell and Vanessa Bertozzi's Secondhand (Pepe) by Secondhand (Pepe), about the flow of used clothing from America to Haiti; Jennifer Fasulo and Manauvaskar Kublall's PRIMETIME: Fighting Back Against Foreclosure, an explanation of the complexities of subprime mortgages; Corinne Manabat's Excuse My Gangsta Ways, on a former leader of a Chinatown girl gang; Mansee Kong's Here to Stay, about a tenant organizer in Chinatown; Sarah Frank's In Bed with a Mosquito, about the antiwar protest group the Granny Brigade; and Trinidad Rodriguez's Our Lady Queen of Harlem, in which parishioners protest the closing of their church in Spanish Harlem. Many of these works come from Third World Newsreel workshops for young filmmakers of color. Organized by J. T. Takagi and William Sloan.

In the Film exhibition Documentary Fortnight 2009

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