Third World Newsreel (TWN) and NewFilmmakers Series are proud to present three documentaries about American Elections. Please join us on Monday, November 2nd at 6PM.
OCOEE, directed by Bianca White & Sandra Krasa, 26 min
In the early twentieth century, Ocoee was home to one of Florida's most prosperous African American communities. On Election Day 1920, Mose Norman and July Perry attempted to vote and the African American community was erased from Ocoee's history, until now. Through the voice of the grandson of the man that was lynched that day, Ocoee exposes the events that ensued when two black men exercised their right to vote. Now, Ocoee must confront its past in an effort of reconciliation and healing.
CHICAGO CONVENTION CHALLENGE, directed by the Newsreel Collective, 17 min
Using footage taken in the midst of demonstrations during the Democratic National Convention of 1968, this film conveys the immediacy of anti-war organizing in meeting rooms, at rallies and in the streets. It is a valuable historical portrait of events that culminated in police riots against the protesters.
JUST RALPH, directed by Clifton Watson, 11 min
An alternately serious and humorous "day in the life" of Ralph, a Palestinian-American grocery store owner, whose Brooklyn store is the neighborhood drop-in center. As the 2004 election approached, Ralph reflected on being a Palestinian and on voting for the first time, while the neighborhood chimed in. A short that wrecks the western media stereotype of Palestinians and displays a truly multicultural neighborhood. Part of the 2005 Call for Change Series.
Monday, November 2nd at 6PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue, at 2nd Street
New York, NY
Official Website: http://www.twn.org
Added by thirdworldnewsreel on October 19, 2009