Selected CAMRA Labs 2018-2019
Screening series exhibit: #NiUnMuertoMas#NotOneMoreDeath
Opens September 21, 2018
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street
This screening series deals with the Colombian armed conflict and it's aftermath. Organized by Slought and co-presented with CAMRA.
Selected works are:
Impunity, Juan José Lozano and Hollman Morris, 2009, 85min
Robatierra / Stolen Land, Margarita Martínez and Miguel Salazar, 73 min, 2010
Resistencia en Paz / Resistance in Peace, Edison Sánchez, 2017, 8min
No Hubo Tiempo para la Tristeza / There Was No time to Mourn, Jorge Mario Betancourt, 64 min, 2013
CAMRA Screening with Director at Slought: "Nos están matando / They're Killing Us"
Saturday, September 29, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm.
Slought, 4017 Walnut Street
Slought are pleased to announce Nos están matando / They're Killing Us, documentary film program and public conversation about the systematic murder of social leaders in Colombia, on Saturday September 29, 2018 from 6:30-8:30pm. The film screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmakers Emily Wright, Tom Laffay, and Daniel Bustos Echeverry; Afro-descendent social leader Héctor Marino Carabalí, founder of the community self-protection group La Guardia Cimarrona in the department of Cauca; and visual anthropologist and documentary filmmaker Alejandro Jaramillo.
As the world focuses on the demobilisation of the FARC rebel group, another war is being waged in Colombia: against social leaders—the very people who are key to building peace and shaping the Colombia’s future. Since the signing of the peace deal in 2016, more than 300 human rights and land defenders have been murdered across the country. Activists are being targeted with impunity in the interests of territorial control, extractive mining, and illicit crop cultivation as state and paramilitary groups struggle for power in the void left by the FARC. As the former head of Colombia’s victims’ unit, Alan Jara, described it as a “massacre in slow motion.” Nos están matando / They’re Killing Us, has become the cry of social movements across the country in the wake of this violence.
The program is presented as part of Slought's ongoing Photographies of Conflict exhibition series, and is co-presented with CAMRA (Collective for Advancing Multimodal Research Arts) at the University of Pennsylvania.
FILM INTERVIEWS LIKE A PRO: In-Studio Video/Audio/Lighting/Green Screen Workshop
Friday December 7th, 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Hechtman Studio, Room 322
Van Pelt Library
Screening and Discussion: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 by Göran Olsson
January 25th, 2019
This event was presented in collaboration with Louverture Films and produced by Slought. It was presented in partnership with the School of Social Policy & Practice and with the support of the Cinema & Media Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. Followed by a conversation with scholar and activist Kathleen Cleaver, joined by Aristides Baltas and Eduardo Cadava.
Workshop: The Body” Moving, Mapping, and Witnessing with Dr. Aimee Cox
March 15th, 2019
Annenberg Dance Studio
Movement-based CAMRA workshop with Dr. Aimee Cox, Visiting Fellow at CEE for Spring 2019, focused on the dynamic integration of movement, writing, and dialogue that informs research and artistic practices.
Screening and Discussion: The Pushouts by Katie Galloway
April 12th, 2019
The Pushouts was made in collaboration with sociologist Victor Rios to tell the story of racially minoritized young people in California who are pushed out of school because of challenging life circumstances and Rios’ own activist work to help them reroute their lives. The screening was co-sponsored by the Penn Library who purchased the DVD and screening rights to the film.
Screening and Discussion: Quest by Jon Oshelfski
April 24th, 2019
QUEST tells the story of Christopher "Quest" Rainey, and his wife, Christine'a "Ma Quest" over the course of a decade as they "raise a family while nurturing a community of hip hop artists in their home music studio". Workshop focused on opportunities and challenges that come with community-driven art making. Director Jon Oshelfski as well as Rainey family featured in the film helped to plan the event as well as all attended the talk-back session. Co-sponsored and co-planned with Slought.