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320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
347-695-1095 https://peoplesforum.org/

September 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Audry Funk: a documentary on hip hop, womanhood and social justice

Free
Join us for a screening of the short film about Audry Funk, a feminist rapper and social activist from Mexico who came to the U.S. to gain a better career and continue spreading her voice for social justice.
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September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“Dear Mandela” Film Screening

Join us for this special screening of Dear Mandela, in light of recent oppression by the South African government of the Abahlali baseMjondolo, Shack Dwellers Movement, with filmmakers, Dara Kell and Christopher Nizza.
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October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

KINSHASA MAKAMBO Film Screening

Kinshasa Makambo, a film by Dieudo Hamadi, exposes the political crisis in the Congo through the stories of three young political activists.
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October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Follow the Money: Flashpoints radio interviews

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November 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 21, 2018 at 7:00 pm

One event on December 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2018

Peacefully Together: Sutta Study Workshop

During this series of workshops, we will closely examine the Buddha's teachings on communal harmony as preserved in the Pāli Suttas (the oldest extant collection of his words), and discuss how we can adapt and apply them to contemporary circumstances. 
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November 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Inside the Activist Studio – Interview with Ramona Africa

An Interview with Ramona Africa of the MOVE organization. Where she talks about her childhood and what caused her to join MOVE among many other questions.
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November 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

“The Girls” Film Screening

The Girls is about Iranian high school girls, their hopes and aspirations, and a Q&A with the Director Fery Malek Madani , who traveled across Iran engaging them in discussions.
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November 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Feminist Film

THE FEMINIST follows Schyman through daily life and political breakthroughs. With cameos from supporters Jane Fonda and Pharrell, the film paints a personal and political portrait of the woman behind the headlines, as she meets with women in small towns in Sweden, travels to refugee camps in Greece, and organizes a movement in the corridors of power in Brussels.
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December 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The murder of Fred Hampton — Film Screening

Fred Hampton , was shot dead in his bed by the Chicago police during a pre-dawn raid. With righteous anger, director Howard Alk peels back layers of government lies to reveal the truth about an assassination conspiracy stretching all the way to the FBI.
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December 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Economics of surveillance

This workshop is one of a four-part series titled “The Franchise” which aims to explore the political and economic foundation sustaining the arch of the criminal justice system, and the role of community surveillance in this process.
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December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Burkinabé rising

Burkinabè Rising, a new documentary from Cultures of Resistance Films, showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A movie by director Iara Lee.
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December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Brilliant Genocide

A Brilliant Genocide is an expose of the brutal campaigns by the Yoweri Museveni regime to wipe out a significant part of Uganda’s Acholi people under the guise of crushing a rebellion by The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
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February 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Undeterred: Film Screening

Undeterred is a documentary about community resistance in the rural border town of Arivaca, Arizona. Directed by Eva Lewis, a resident of Arivaca and longtime member of People Helping People in the Border Zone (PHP).
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February 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

South of the Border: Film Screening

South of the Border (2009 is a documentary film that follows director Oliver Stone as he embarks on a road trip across five countries in South America to shed light on the mainstream media's misperceptions of the social and political movements the region.
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February 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Mouth Harp in Minor Key: Screening and Discussion

At the center of this award-winning documentary are Hamid Naficy, author and scholar of Middle Eastern and Iranian cinema and his family, who remained in Iran. Behind them, however, we see the shadows of thousands of other families whose offspring live far away from their homeland.
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February 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MEDIA MATCHMAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD

New York State Poor People’s Campaign, the Kairos Center, and The People’s Forum are excited to present a workshop on MEDIA MATCHMAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD: A 3-part collaborative workshop of screening, discussions, and media work.
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February 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Pontecorvo double feature: The Battle of Algiers & Burn! (Quemada!)

5:30pm Battle of Algiers

7:30pm Discussion on significance of Pontecorvo’s films

8:30pm Burn! (Quemada!)
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March 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

I, A Black Woman, Resist’ Screening and Dialogue

Inspired by her activism, this short documentary film project aims to share with US-based audiences Marielle Franco’s legacy and the wave of activism among Black Women in Brazil that has intensified in the wake of her death.
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March 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Film Screening: Redemption Beyond My Past with Chris “Champ” Napier

Redemption Beyond My Past explores Napier’s experience in the prison system and his commitment to youth engagement, street outreach, and reversing society’s misconceptions about the currently and formerly imprisoned.
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March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

MEDIA MAKERS FOR A NEW WORLD: SESSION 2

The centerpiece of this 2nd session is a sneak preview screening of the 30-minute documentary film Empire State Rumblings. We will have the filmmakers and some activists involved in this organizing present for discussion after the film. The focus will be on how the filmmakers and activists collaborated around the project.
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March 24, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until April 7, 2019

Film Screening: The Vieques Struggle

This special, 3-part film screening will present a series of documentaries that show the historical background of the Vieques case, so that we can understand, accompany and learn from the Vieques struggle.
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March 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Film Screening: Khoon diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail)

Opening out the real and the human against the abstract and the brutal, the film seeks to confront advocates of amnesia in Kashmir as well as in other conflict zones.
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April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bravado Magenta: Film Screening and Discussion

This Film is an Exposé on the intersection of coloniality and patriarchy. A performative documentary which critically analyzes racialized masculinities through self-cartography and storytelling. This film was written and directed by multidisciplinary artist and scholar Bocafloja .
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June 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

THE GOOD MIND – FILM SCREENING

The film follows Onondaga Nation leaders as they continue the efforts of their ancestors to protect their sovereignty and culture, seek justice for the wrongs done to their traditional lands!
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June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

PRIDE

It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.
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June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?: FILM SCREENING

The documentary chronicles the life of singer Nina Simone, who became a civil rights activist and moved to Liberia following the turbulence of the 1960s.
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June 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Hour of Lynching

Having bought two dairy cows, Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob of “cow vigilantes” on the accusation of smuggling them. His wife seeks meaning in mourning his death, while his perpetrators, in denying it.
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August 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

AS AN ACT OF PROTEST

Described once as an "internal Battle of Algiers" and "radical Taxi Driver" (had that film been a progressive movie), As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee's art and work as a cultural activist.
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September 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

FILM SCREENING: AS AN ACT OF PROTEST

Described once as an "internal Battle of Algiers" and "radical Taxi Driver" (had that film been a progressive movie), As an Act of Protest is a perfect introduction to Dennis Leroy Kangalee's art and work as a cultural activist.
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October 9, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Occupied Cinema: 5 Broken Cameras and 3 Stolen Cameras

Join us for a special dual screening of 5 Broken Cameras and 3 Stolen Cameras; two films from Palestine and Western Sahara that document the violent repression of occupied peoples who struggle to break the silence of the international community through journalism and film.  
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June 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

FREEDOM SUMMER FILM SERIES | ARMY OF CRIME

In this film based on a true story, the poet Missak Manouchian leads a mixed bag of youngsters and immigrants in a clandestine battle against the Nazi occupation. Twenty-two men and one woman fighting for an ideal and for freedom. News of their daring attacks, including the assassination of an SS general, eventually reaches Berlin.
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