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A Month in Madison: Eyewitness Reports from the Wisconsin Protests
Date Saturday July 09
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Marine Firemen's Union Hall, 224 Second St (between Howard & Folsom), San Francisco
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorJoan Juster
Emailjusterhill [at]
A MONTH IN MADISON is an evening of short films from this year’s historic Wisconsin protests, curated and hosted by San Francisco documentarian Joan Juster of Juster Hill Productions, who spent a month in Madison on the front lines of the protests.

As a documentarian with ties to Wisconsin, Joan Juster wanted to bear witness to history, and help document the events as they were happening. So on February 23rd she bought a one-way ticket to Madison, arriving at the Capitol with $20 in her pocket and no plans as to how to live, or how she would get home. She ended up staying a month, recording stories and building alliances with other filmmakers, journalists, historians and others who were both making history and documenting it.

In A MONTH IN MADISON, Juster will tell the story of the protests through short films by a variety of filmmakers, and her own stories about what she experienced in Madison. The films include polished mini-documentaries, never-released raw footage that shows what life was really like among the protesters in the Capitol, rousing protest songs, and interviews with protesters.

“Five months later, the protests are far from over,” said Juster. “The hardy Wisconsinites who protested in the freezing cold are now pitching tents outside the Capitol in summer’s heat. While the protesters may not be as visible, and the news cameras have gone away, the real work of recall elections, canvassing, and rebuilding their democracy continues.”

Admission to A MONTH IN MADISON is by $10 suggested donation. However, no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit both San Francisco LaborFest and Defend Wisconsin (
To arrange for interviews contact: Joan Juster, 415-265-9768, justerhill [at]
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 27th, 2011 11:34 PM
by Joan Juster Monday Jun 27th, 2011 11:34 PM
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