Come enjoy FREE MOVIES at the Free Space every Monday in March!
Featuring: Kanehsatake–270 Years of Resistance, You Got To Move, DHS
Give Us Back Our Children, and Sket. Movies start at 7pm. See
March 5 – Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
This documentary covers the Oka Crisis, a confrontation between Mohawk
Indians living on a reserve near Oka (not far from Montreal) and the
Canadian military. A local land development interest gained government
approval to expand a 9-hole members-only golf course onto a burial
ground and sacred pine grove belonging to the Mohawk nation,
reigniting a 270 year battle to officially regain their territory.
Director Alanis Obomsawin spent 78 nerve-wracking days and nights
filming the armed stand-off between the Mohawks, the Quebec police and
the Canadian army. The result is a portrait of the people behind the
March 12 – You Got To Move
You Got to Move is a documentary by Lucie Massie Phenix and Veronica
Selver that follows people from communities in the Southern United
States in their various processes of becoming involved in social
change. The film’s centerpiece is the Highlander Folk School (now
known as Highlander Research and Education Center), a 75-year-old
center for education and social action that was somehow involved in
each of the lives chronicled in the documentary.
March 19 – DHS Give Us Back Our Children
***hosted by Minneapolis Childcare Collective***
A tale of triumph and setbacks as three women dealing with the
Philadelphia Department of Human Services – and the self-help group
they work with – must take on a privatized child welfare $$$ industry
across the country which penalizes families for being poor, removes
children of color disproportionately and traumatizes children. Putting
the issue of child welfare in the larger context of women’s poverty
from the point of view of mothers, grandmothers and other relative
caregivers & supporters – Poverty is not neglect.
March 26 – Sket
Sket is an urban retribution thriller film set in East London from the
makers of Shank and Anuvahood. When a young woman is cruelly and
indiscriminately attacked by a notorious gang led by the violent Trey,
her little 16 year old sister Kayla wants revenge and will stop at
nothing to get it.
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April or May, email email@example.com.