Resistance in Film Series

root - Posted on 31 December 1969

POOR Magazine's Race, Poverty and Media Justice Institute presents: Resistance in Film Series

by PNN Staff

View, re-View, learn from and critique the media of film from POOR's Race, Poverty and Community Studies perspective. Each Film begins with a question and opening presentation from a race and poverty scholar who has experienced some act of resistance or oppression that is discussed in the film, followed by a community led discussion on the issues, actions or message of the film.

Each film also includes a free community meal and special dessert

Please come and share food and your scholarship with your community on these very important issues

Please join us in viewing the powerful film WATER , Sunday Feb. 11, which demonstrates the how a group of women create their own family and strong community when shunned by the their own.

Set in 1938 Colonial India against Mahatma Gandhi’s rise to power, the film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. The story begins when Chuyia is widowed and sent to a home where widows must live in penitence. Chuyia’s feisty presence affects the lives of the other residents, including a young widow and prostitute who falls for a Gandhian idealist.

When: Sunday February 11th @ 6:00 p.m.

Where: POOR Magazine 1095 Market St. #307, S.F. (above Civic Center Bart Station)

RSVP or more info (415) 863-6306 or go to

Donation: $3-5.00 - no-one turned away for lack of funds (but POOR is in fact poor - so if you have it please kick down what you can!)

Also coming up in March…

Audio Rebellion , a documentary about the Block Radio Report and the movement in which it exists. Far from a studio journalism, Audio Rebellion, takes viewers wit' the Minister of Information on bizness, from shutting down a U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush press conference, to Chairman Fred Hampton Jr speaking to the Brown community in Watts and Watsonville, to the Coup performing at the Chairman Fred Hampton Street Party in Chicago, on June 3. Pam Africa, Akua Njeri, Chairman Fred Hampton Jr, POCC Artist Jocelyn, POCC W.C. Chairwoman Ra'shida, Immortal Technique, M1 of dead prez, Fidel of Divine Forces Radio, Bambu of Native Guns, U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, U.S. Congressman Bobby Rush, and Ghostface Killah to name a few, are featured in Audio Rebellion. Audio Rebellion is a must see documentary for anybody interested in revolutionary politics, political music, and controversy.


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