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4th World War

Tuesday, March 23, 2004
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th Street, SF
(@ Mission - directly across from 16th Street BART)

The Fourth World War held over again!
An amazing 5 and a half weeks in San Francisco

After a fantastic extended run at the 500 seat Victoria Theatre, the Fourth World War has been held over for a second time! A month and a half in a San Francisco theater is an amazing achievement for a radical film like this. If you haven't seen it yet, make sure you catch it on the big screen while you still can, if you saw it once, bring your brother and sister, your student or your teacher down to be a part of this remarkable moment for our global movements.

March 15 - April 4 @ 7 and 9pm
Victoria Theatre - 2961 16th Street, SF
(@ Mission - directly across from 16th Street BART)

watch the trailer -

The Fourth World War was shot by award-winning New York film collective Big Noise Films on the frontlines of struggles spanning five continents. It is the untold human story of men and women who resist being annihilated in the current global conflict.

While American airwaves are crowded with talk of a new world war, narrated by generals and filmed from the noses of bombs, the human face of war is rarely seen. The Fourth World War weaves together the images and voices of the war on the ground - from the front lines of struggles in Mexico, Argentina, South Africa, Palestine, Korea, "the North" from Seattle to Genoa, and the "War on Terror" in New York and Iraq.

The product of over two years of filming, The Fourth World War is a new kind of film for a new world. The intensity and immediacy of its images are beyond anything corporate television can shoot, the intimacy and passion of its stories are beyond anything it can feel. Narrated by Tony Award winner Suheir Hammad and singer Michael Franti of Spearhead, it is a radical story of hope and human connection in the face of a war that shatters and divides.

The Fourth World War premiered in four sold out shows at The International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) in late November, and it has already sent shockwaves through the independent film world. The Fourth World War was launched in North America at the Santa Barbara Film Festival in January, and is an official selection of the Next 5 Minutes Festival - Amsterdam, Korean Labor Film Festival - Seoul, Films Fra Sor - Olso, IDFA Flies Tropics - Surinam, Cinema Texas - Austin, Big Sky, OVNI - Barcelona, World Social Forum Film Festival - Mumbai, India, ReelWorld - Toronto, Cleveland International, DOXA, Syracuse International, Ann Arbor and Latinoamerica Arde - Buenos Aires. It recently won the John Michaels Award at The Big Muddy Film Festival.

"Inspirational. Essential. THE FOURTH WORLD WAR documents the history of the future before it is born. . . and while we can still do something about it."
-Peter Wintonick, Internatonal Editor, POV (Point-of-View Magazine)

"Passionate, euphoric, contagious. . . It is our worlds against their system."
-IDFA, Amsterdam

"A powerful, radical cry from the frontlines of the war on people. This film captures the spirit of resistance: it is as beautiful and global as humanity itself."
-Naomi Klein, Author of NO LOGO

"THE FOURTH WORLD WAR is a daring, courageous, heart-pounding intervention against empire. A remarkable, inspiring cinematic achievement that completely reprograms the vectors of politically engaged documentary."
- Patricia R. Zimmermann, author, States of Emergency: Documentaries, Wars, Democracies

Richard Rowley and Jacqueline Soohen  of Big Noise Films are New York based filmmakers whose groundbreaking feature documentaries, Zapatista (1998), Black and Gold (1999) and This Is What Democracy Looks Like (2000), have won top honors at hundreds of film festivals from New York, Toronto and Los Angeles to Berlin, Seoul and Bogota. They are also established video journalists and have reported for national television and radio news program Democracy Now!  from Argentina, Afghanistan, Iraq, Mexico, Ecuador, Brasil, East Timor, South Africa and Palestine, where they were the only video team to break the siege on the Church of the Nativity in 2002.
Added to the calendar on Thu, Mar 11, 2004 1:01PM
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