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Conscious Voices in Film - explores: Mumia - Racial Profiling etc

Wednesday, August 27, 2003
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Kevin Epps
Location Details:
Brava! is located at 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110. (415) 641-7657. near Potrero and 48, 33 , 9 Muni bus lines

Join local hip hop activists as they celebrate Black August and honor freedom fighters with a night of Conscious Voices in Film, featuring the documentaries "Haters" and "Voice of the Voiceless" by Tania Cuevas-Martinez. Filmmaker Martinez, is proud to return to her mission district roots, representing a new generation of filmmakers whose work represents both social insight and artistic innovation. Conscious Voices In Film will take place Wednesday August 27 at San Francisco’s Brava! For Women in the Arts on 24th St in the heart of the mission. The event kicks off with a thirty minute shorts program by the young directors of Conscious Youth Media, whose work focuses on teenage prostitution, street violence and homelessness. Released in 2002, the 30-minute documentary "Haters," by Tania Cuevas-Martinez and Lubna Khalid, tells the stories of Middle Eastern women navigating in a post-911 world, where they've become targets of hate crime and racial profiling. The film combines personal testimonials of victims with commentary from activists and theorists, and spoken word by Def Poetry Jam performer Sheir Hammad. Haters preview link : View Video + More Info "Haters" will screen at 7:30, followed by "Voice of the Voiceless." Stick around afterward for Q&A with Tania Cuevas-Martinez and a panel of local activists. Martinez’ acclaimed documentary "Voice of the Voiceless" reveals the life story of Philadelphia MOVE leader and current death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. Condemned for allegedly murdering a police officer, Abu-Jamal has launched a campaign for clemency, and for the dismantling of a corrupt justice system. The prolific Black Panther journalist has produced numerous works while in prison, including the trenchant narrative Live from Death Row. Many notable hip-hop artists and activists explain their support and struggle for the liberation of this condemned and controversial political prisoner including Michael Franti, Dead Prez, Mos Def, Gil Scott Heron and more. Previously screened at last years Black August Hip Hop Film Fest showcase in SF, we are proud to bring the film back to the bay Area by popular demand, with it's director present. As Mumia Abu Jamal indicates, Black August is "a month of meaning, of repression and radical resistance, of injustice and divine justice; of repression and righteous rebellion; of individual and collective efforts to free the slaves and break the chains that bind us." Founded in 1986 at the Galeria de la Raza in San Francisco, Brava! For Women in the Arts is dedicated to producing outstanding new works by women of color. The organization has received numerous awards, including the Edith Lew Award, given by the actors’ union to companies who consistently pay union scale wages, and the 1997 S.F. Focus Magazine/Stoli Arts Achievement Award.
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