DRILLS OF LIBERATION Film Screening & Talk with
Filmmaker Juan C. Dávila Santiago
Online Screening: September 5-7, 2022
Online Talk: September 7, 2022, 7 PM EST

In this new feature documentary, young Puerto Ricans craft their paths to liberation, fight against the Fiscal Control Board in Puerto Rico, and create a movement of self-management initiatives in the aftermath of Hurricane María.

RSVP to watch the film online (Sept 5-7) and join the talk and Q&A with independent Puerto Rican filmmaker Juan C. Dávila Santiago (VIEQUES, AFTERSHOCS OF DISASTER, COMPANEROS DE LUCHA). Moderated by media archivist Caroline Gil Rodríguez.

This program is a presentation of Third World Newsreel and The Documentary Forum CCNY. It is co-sponsored by Centro, Center for Puerto Rican Studies-Centro. DRILLS OF LIBERATION is in Spanish with English subtitles. This program is free and open to the public and will be presented bilingually in English and Spanish.

Distribution Advocates: Your Film and Distribution
Wed, Sep 14, 2022, 6:30 PM EDT

Join us for a talk with Avril Speaks of Distribution Advocates, a group that works to help address the lack of knowledge and advocacy around the many structures of distribution.

As they state: "While there is a plethora of panels and initiatives offered on distribution to indie filmmakers, the systems of distribution are accepted more than interrogated. This is due in part to the opacity of distribution structures, including programming, sales and exhibition. We need greater advocacy, mechanisms for education, and a way to safely share community knowledge. Every grant and every festival acceptance should come with a required teach-in on current distribution systems and its asymmetries of power."

The issues and problems have increased during the pandemic and Avrill will go over the problems in the current approaches to distribution, festivals and theatrical exhibition, and the corporate consolidation in the field. She will be in conversation with filmmakers and distributors during this seminar.

This program is a presentation of Distribution Advocates, Third World Newsreel and The Documentary Forum CCNY. Free and open to the public.

September 23, 7 PM PST
In-person at BAMPFA
Please check out our Vimeo Channel for recordings of our previous seminars.
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