Women's Active Documentary Video Festa 

Date: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Tisch School of the Arts, Lower Level, Room 006, 721 Broadway (btw Washington Place / Waverley)

Women's Active Documentary Video Festa 

Feminist Active documentary Video festa (FAV) will bring to you from Japan a collection of eloquent films with feminist perspectives that speak in full life size. Featuring safer same sex, 'comfort women' survivor, women resisting US military bases around the world, and tsunami/radiation survivors with disabilities in Fukushima - FAV facilitates creators and viewers immerse themselves in the power of women/activism.

The directors of films "wrap! rap! -10cs3" and "A Message from Fukusima" will present their films in person. Join us for an evening of screening and mixing!

Date/Time: July 2 (Tue) 6:30-9pm 
Venue: Tisch School of the Arts, Lower Level, Room 006, 721 Broadway (btw Washington Place / Waverley)
Charge: Free   

Screening:
"wrap! rap! -10cs3" (Music Video by Woolala Satoko / Japan / 2004 / 5min)
Two women meet at a bar. One invites the other back to her place, and when they start to get it on, who should appear in the kitchen but a "Saran Wrap Angel." A music video that sends its message about safer sex through lukewarm dancing and a raging flood of words. Hip, unprecedented and nine years in the making. http://www.shiroari.com/habakari/shinkansen/SHINKANSENindex.htm

"We Shall Always Remember: Tribute to Kang Deuk-Kyung Halmoni" (by Video Juku / Japan / 1997 / 16min) 
Kang Deuk-Kyun is a survivor of Japan's military sexual slavery (euphemistically known as 'comfort woman'). This film portrays her life before death and brings her messages to people. Kang was a leader in the struggle for justice, a painter who mobilized the international community with her paintings, and a leader at the survivors' shared house "House of Sharing" in South Korea. http://www.jca.apc.org/video-juku/testi-eng.html

"Living Along the Fenceline" (by Lina Hoshino / US / 2011/ 65min)
Stories of 7 courageous women who live alongside US bases from South Korea, Okinawa, The Philippines, Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico to Texas. They challenge the assumption that military bases make them safe, and advance alternative ideas of peace and security. http://alongthefenceline.com/

"A Message from Fukushima" (by Noriko Seyama & Woolala Satoko / Japan / 2011 / 22min)
Interview of survivors with disabilities in Minami-Soma City and Tamura City in Fukushima, who are surviving earthquake, tsunami and radiation disasters.

Let's FAV! Immerse yourself in the power of feminism and activism in Japan and around the world with FAV. Unbridled by taboos and rules of media, Feminist Active documentary Video festa (FAV) brings to you a collection of eloquent films with feminist perspectives that speak in full life size. The experience goes beyond studying or passive witnessing of tragedy. FAV facilitates creators and viewers to stand up and get moving. If media observes divisions between creators and viewers, simplifies complexities, and paints things black and white, FAV portrays and corresponds to complex history and identities. Feminists speak out about layered discriminations and disenfranchisement, violence against women that comes with war and conflict, and exploitations women are subjected to in military base presence. FAV is a whirl of women in this vortex. You would be inspired to make a difference! You may even pick up a camera yourself. www.renren-fav.org/ (Japanese)

Hosted by. Feminist Active documentary Video festa - Japan (FAV). Co-sponsored by. Department of Art & Public Policy, NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Special thanks to Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
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