Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dialogic Cinephilia - January 16, 2018

Bandele, Asha and Patrisse Khan-Cullors. "'When They Call You a Terrorist': The Life of Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Patrisse Khan-Cullors." Democracy Now (January 16, 2018) ["We turn now to a powerful new book, released today, that tells the story of one woman as she fights back against the impacts of social and racial injustice in America on her family. That woman is Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter. The book, titled “When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir,” is both an account of survival, strength and resilience, and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable. Patrisse’s story follows her childhood in Los Angeles in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as her mother worked three jobs, struggling to earn a living wage. And it puts a human face on the way mass incarceration and the war on drugs hurt young black men, including her relatives and friends. Patrisse’s father was a victim of the drug war. He died at the age of 50. Her brother spent years in prison for nonviolent crimes stemming from his battles against mental illness. He was once even charged with terrorism after being involved in a car accident. The police would target Patrisse, too—raiding her house without just cause. In 2013, after George Zimmerman was acquitted for the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Patrisse co-founded Black Lives Matter along with Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. The movement began online but soon spread across the country. "]

Benton, Michael. "Recommended Films of 2017." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Burns, Sophia. "Star Wars: The Last Jedi Is Revolutionary Agitprop." Gods and Radicals (January 8, 2015)

Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) 2018 Conference (University of Kentucky: February 22-24, 2018) ["The Political Ecology Working Group (PEWG) is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students at the University of Kentucky, who organize and host the annual Dimensions of Political Ecology (DOPE) Conference. Since its inception in 2010, this student-organized conference has become one of the largest, most highly-regarded international forums for critical discussions at the intersection of ecology, political economy, and science studies. DOPE 2017 welcomed more than 300 scholars, environmental professionals, and activists from over 100 institutions to Lexington. The DOPE Conference has offered a platform for both established and emerging scholars, featuring invited speakers such as Paul Robbins, Sandra Harding, Rebecca Lave, Erik Swyngedouw, Vandana Shiva, Julie Guthman, Laura Pulido, and Kim TallBear."]

Fargo (USA/UK: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, 1996) Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

Harris, Aisha. "Some of 2017’s Best Films Featured Excellent Casts. There Needs to Be an Academy Award for Best Ensemble." Slate (January 4, 2018)

Herron, Christopher. "Labour in Real Time: Ben Russell Interview (Good Luck)." The Seventh Art (November 10, 2017) ["Ben Russell is an experimental filmmaker whose latest film, Good Luck (2017), explores the spaces and labour of a copper mine in Bor, Serbia and a smaller gold mine in Suriname. The Super 16mm shot film had its North American premiere at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, where we talked to Ben about the making of the film."]

Jilani, Zaid. "Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations Overlook His Critiques of Capitalism and Militarism." The Intercept (January 18, 2016)

King, Jr., Martin Luther. "Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa." Democracy Now (January 15, 2018) ["In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives."]

Stickwell, Bernard, et al. "Ladies and Gentleman, The Fabulous Stains." See Hear #2 (February 17, 2014) ["... the 1982 film Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains directed by Lou Adler. The film is prophetic in seeing a less-than-talented band gain a loyal following using the help of the media. No publicity is bad publicity. Moral compasses from nearly every character in the film are pointing south."]

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