Justice On Trial: A Film and Panel On Mumia

Justice On Trial: A Film and Panel On Mumia

Join us for a film and panel discussion as a pre-event leading to Occupy The U.S. Justice Department on, April 24th, the birthday of Mumia Abu Jamal. Justice on Trial navigates the tempest of the Abu-Jamal trial by reviewing the known facts of the case. It demonstrates that the major violations in the Abu-Jamal case — judicial bias, prosecutorial misconduct, racial discrimination in jury selection, police corruption and tampering with evidence to obtain a conviction–  are not special to this case.

Saul Landau Film Series: Fidel

Saul Landau Film Series: Fidel

As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss the films with distinguished guests.

Emira Woods and Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Emira Woods and Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Attend a screening and discussion of Pray the Devil Back to Hell, a documentary about the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. The post-screening speaker will be IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia.

CANCELED: Film event: Lost In Detention

CANCELED: Film event: Lost In Detention

In honor of International Women’s Day, join IPS project Break the Chain Campaign for a screening of the PBS special “Lost in Detention” and an open audience discussion about the film with Jennifer Podkul from the Women’s Refugee Commission.

Saul Landau Film Series: From Protest to Resistance

Saul Landau Film Series: From Protest to Resistance

This film captures the rapid changes in the students’ movement that brought forth the pacifist antiwar movement, the free speech movement and the black power struggle. The film is full of street action, dialogues with draft dodgers in Canada, and antiwar activists in various milieus and activities. Horrific scenes of demonstrators lined up facing counter lines of police, youths overturning police cars and police charging, clubs flailing at demonstrators’ heads. It’s still fascinating to see and hear Stokeley Carmichael speaching, even after 30 years.

FILM: Growing Change

FILM: Growing Change

Growing Change follows the filmmaker’s journey to understand why current food systems leave hundreds of millions of people in hunger.  It’s a journey to understand how the world will feed itself in the future in the face of major environmental challenges. At the core of Venezuela’s country-wide process toward “food sovereignty” are principles of social justice and sustainability.  It’s an inspirational story full of lively characters, thought provoking insights, stunning scenery and ideas to transform the food system.

Film: More Than A Month

Film: More Than A Month

Shukree Hassan Tilghman’s More Than a Month follows Tilghman, as he embarks on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. More Than a Month examines what the treatment of history tells us about race and power in contemporary America.

At its core, More Than a Month is about what it means to be an American, to fight for one’s rightful place in the American landscape, however unconventional the means, even at the risk of ridicule or misunderstanding. In that way, it is about the universal endeavor to discover one’s self.  The film asks the questions: How do we justify teaching American history as somehow separate from African American history? What does it mean that we have a Black History Month? What would it mean if we didn’t?

Film with response/review presented by DC Youth Slam Poetry Team.

51 Years Later: Fulfilling The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba

51 Years Later: Fulfilling The Legacy of Patrice Lumumba

January 17, 2012 is the 51st anniversary of the assassination of Patrice Lumumba by the United States and Belgium in cahoots with select Congolese elites. Congolese and friends of the Congo throughout the globe commemorate Lumumba’s assassination each year to bring attention to the Congolese people’s pursuit of freedom and liberation in the heart of Africa. Since  the assassination of Lumumba the foreign multi-national corporations of the 1% profit from the plundering of the Congo’s abundant mineral resources and are complicit in the super-exploitation of Congolese labor. They are also the underlying engine of the violent conflict in the country. Join us for a day of demonstration, film screening and teach-in on the current crisis in the Congo and how you can join the global movement in support of self-determination in the heart of Africa.

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – second screening

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – second screening

Join us for a preview and panel discussion of the October 18 episode, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. The post-screening discussion will feature IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia and Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities and also from Liberia.

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – first screening

Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell – first screening

Join us for a preview and panel discussion of the October 18 episode, Pray the Devil Back to Hell, the astonishing story of the Liberian women who took on the warlords and regime of dictator Charles Taylor in the midst of a brutal civil war, and won a once unimaginable peace for their shattered country in 2003. The post-screening discussion will feature IPS Foreign Policy In Focus co-director, Emira Woods, who is from Liberia and Dr. Carl Patrick Burrowes, Associate Professor of Communications and Humanities and also from Liberia.

Santa Fe Premiere: Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

Santa Fe Premiere: Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up

Emmy- and George Polk Award-winning filmmaker Saul Landau and Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler tell the hidden story of 50 years of American terrorism against the Cuban people, presenting the case of the five Cuban anti-terrorists who tried to prevent subversive actions against their country and have been unjustly locked in U.S. jails for 12 years.

Film: The Big Banana

Film: The Big Banana

The movie The Big Banana banned in Cameroon, describes the poor working conditions in banana plantations in the Plantation du Haut Penja (PHP) and exposes the impact of Corporatocracy Government of the people by Corporation and for Corporation) on Tropical Democracy.