Power and Protest

Runtime: 01:15:11
Available:: May 28, 2021 07:01
Until:: May 31, 2021 06:59

In this block, social structures, societal norms, violent institutions, and erasure of history are what the films challenge. Each one brings providing a space for voices that need to be heard, faces that need to be seen, and questions that need to be asked. We want to break the silence holding us back from equality and justice.

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Coxswain's Chicken Kitchen

Coxswain's Chicken Kitchen

00:03:18

A deranged man promotes his fried chicken restaurant.

Virus

Virus

00:08:59

2020, Winter. Pandemic. Isolation. Biographical facts penned on paper. Ancestry, memory, emptiness, prejudice, betrayal. Virus is an audiovisual poetic experience. Revolution. A healing cry for myself and many others alike. I must speak.

Content Warning: Brief Nudity.

Proowa (Yucca)

Proowa (Yucca)

00:06:09

Rita is an 18 year old girl who sees many problems in her community, so she decides to be a candidate for the position of Council within her community to fight for the improvement of the living conditions of the indigenous Chimilas.

Letter to Shaheen Bagh

Letter to Shaheen Bagh

00:11:42

The film explores the Shaheen Bagh movement, a women's-led protest in India against the new citizenship laws, and how it has forged solidarities across the globe. The movement evokes hope in dark fascist times and gave impetus to many similar protests across India, mostly led by Muslim women.

The Ring Poet

The Ring Poet

00:15:45

Laura Serrano is about to debut in her first professional boxing match in Las Vegas. She has fought an entire systemized empire to achieve her dream. However, Laura Serrano does not know that she still has to fight hand-to-hand with the greatest opponent of all ... will she win this battle?

PERIFERICU

PERIFERICU

00:20:05

Luz and Denise grow up in the midst of the adversities of being LGBT in the extreme south of the city of São Paulo. Between fashion and poetry, making your way to the city. The dreams and uncertainties of youth flood their existences.

Content Warning: Adult Language.

Equality Tea

Equality Tea

00:06:20

Throughout America, women organized tea parties for meetings and fundraisers to support the suffrage movement. The Woman’s Suffrage Party sold ceylon, young hyson, gunpowder, and oolong tea under their charitable brand “Equality Tea.” Yet the history of tea is steeped in inequality, driven by colonialism, war, and appropriation. In her short film, Equality Tea, Sunwoo brews tea while drawing parallels between the fraught histories of the tea trade and the suffrage movement.
Written, directed, animated, and narrated by Jaime Sunwoo. Original score by Matt Chilton, based on a 1895 suffragist anthem by Augusta Gray Gunn. Commissioned by Park Avenue Armory and The Laundromat Project for 100 Years | 100 Women.

Black Lives Matter, A Change Is Gonna Come. Derry/Londonderry

Black Lives Matter, A Change Is Gonna Come. Derry/Londonderry

00:02:53

A Change Is Gonna Come, performed by Prince Tasha at the Black Lives Matter protest at the Guildhall Square in Derry / Londonderry where crowds stood together to oppose racism, demand justice for George Floyd, call for the end of institutional racism, police brutality and historic complacency over the loss of black lives.

Police also attended the protest and issued a significant number of Community Resolution Notices (CRNS) and fines for breaking Health Protection regulations due to Coronavirus. Individuals, including organisers, have been reported to the Public Prosecution Service with a view to prosecution. Police have also said they will also conduct follow up enquiries to seek to identify others who may have committed offences.

The police relied on Regulation 6A, which is designed to restrict outdoor social gatherings to up to six persons. Notably, this came into force on May 19th 2020, but there were no enforcement powers attached to it. That changed as an amendment was put in place by the NI Assembly a day before the protest.

People were not discouraged by the strong police presence and protested anyway. Many people claimed that the police were full of hypocrisy and they specifically targeted them because other protests that have happened were never met with such a strong police presence.

The organisers of the protest raised money on GoFundMe to help pay for all fines that were issued.

This is a historical moment in history.

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