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RTM's Indie Screenings Round-Up 1/06/07

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 02:22:10 +0000

With thanks to our friends at the Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice - "Friday Night At The Meaningful Movies" - for providing a lot of this information! You'll find their great listings at www.MeaningfulMovies.org Saturday, January 6th, 7:00pm Film: DARK DAYS - with special guests from Real Change Newspaper Film Specs: 88 min, Marc Singer, 2000 Description: "Dark Days" is the multi-award winning documentary from Marc Singer about a community of homeless people living in a train tunnel beneath Manhattan. The film depicts a way of life that is unimaginable to most of those who walk the streets above. In the pitch black of the tunnel, rats swarm through piles of garbage as high-speed trains leaving Penn Station tear through the darkness. For some of those who have gone underground, it has been home for as long as twenty-five years. The director abandoned life on the outside to spend all of his time in the tunnels, making it his home for two years. Surprisingly entertaining and deeply moving, "Dark Days" is an eye-opening experience that shatters the myths of homelessness with the strength and universality of the people the film represents.  Sponsors: Love and Justice Film Series Cost: Free admission; wheelchair accessible; infant "cry room" available; refreshments served.  Location: Queen Anne United Methodist Church,1606 5th Ave. West, Seattle For more information: contact tonya@qaumc.org Wednesday, January 10, 2007, 7:00 PM Film: THE CORPORATION - Discussion to follow Film Specs: 145min, Mark Achbar, Jennifer Abbott, Joel Bakan, 2005,www.thecorporation.com Description: Exploring the nature and spectacular rise of the most pervasive institution of our times, this film is an entertaining and provocative look at the inner working, curious history, controversial impacts, and possible futures of the modern global conglomerate. Winner of 23 international awards, and Canada’s largest-grossing feature documentary. Sponsors: The Whidbey Institute's Reflective Reels Film Series - www.whidbeyinstitute.org Cost: Free admission Location: Whidbey Institute's Chinook Center - Thomas Berry Hall, on Whidbey Island For more information: please call 360-341-1884 or email info@whidbeyinstitute.org Friday, January 12, 7:00-9:30pm Film: THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB - film followed by community discussion Film Specs: 92 min, Robert Richter, 2006, www.richtervideos.com Description: As Iraq devolves into chaos, and North Korea strives to join the nuclear nations, the exhortations of THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB ring with an uncomfortable currency. Directed by the veteran documentarian Robert Richter, the movie is an unvarnished emotional plea for nuclear disarmament. Nuclear proliferation of today is seen through the life of a Nagasaki survivor and college students dedicated to making sure the truth about the last atomic bomb deliberately used on human beings will never be forgotten. As it documents the survivor's devastating yet inspirational life, THE LAST ATOMIC BOMB interweaves the still controversial U.S. decision to use the bomb, censorship in the U.S. and Japan of the bomb or its effects, discrimination against survivors by other Japanese, buildup of nuclear weapons during the Cold War, the anti-nuclear movement, and today’s nuclear proliferation issues.Truman told the world that the atomic bombs were used to end the war and save American lives. But there is another very disturbing side to this widely accepted view of history. Sponsors: Wallingford Neighbors for Peace & Justice - "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies" with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action, in support of their Annual Martin Luther King Vigil and Nonviolent Actions Against Nuclear Weapons and Trident at Bangor Submarine Base on January 15th (***see below). Cost: Event is FREE and open to the public ... but Donations are kindly accepted Location: Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (Wallingford neighborhood) Metro Bus Routes: 16, 26 & 44 *** Please support Ground Zero[...]



Press Coverage of Seattle Public FCC Hearing - 30 Nov 06

Mon, 27 Nov 2006 03:52:04 +0000

The FCC Gets an Earful in Seattle
by Bruce Rutledge, Chin Music Press [1 Dec]

Media Consolidation
by Nikchick/MySpace blog [1 Dec]

Owning the Media

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RTM's Indie Screenings Round-Up 11/26/06

Sun, 26 Nov 2006 21:41:41 +0000

With thanks to our friends at the Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice - "Friday Night At The Meaningful Movies" - for providing much of this information! You'll find their great listings at www.MeaningfulMovies.org Friday, December 1, 7:30pm - film followed by panel discussion with Milenko Matanovic (Executive Director, Pomegranate Center, Brice Maryman (Co-director of Open Space Seattle 2100, and a representative from City Repair Seattle Film: A LOT IN COMMON Film Specs: 57 min, Rick Bacigalupi, 2003 www.alotincommon.com Description: Neighbors turn a vacant BART lot into a blooming community garden. Landscape architect/ psychologist Karl Linn inspires the creation of this garden and encourages people to reclaim the commons to build community. A LOT IN COMMON, while telling this modern day story, gives us a historical look at the concept of the Commons and the beginning of lawns as well as a look at the life of visionary landscape architect, Karl Linn. Urban planning visionary Jane Jacobs, PBS reporter/author Ray Suarez, environmentalist Paul Hawken, Urban Habitat co-founder Carl Anthony, landscape architect/psychologist Karl Linn, and British scholar David Crouch lend context and background as the garden story unfolds. A Lot in Common is Emmy award-winning producer/editor Rick Bacigalupi’s first feature-length independent documentary. The American Community Gardening Association has endorsed the project and offers a gardening curriculum. To be followed by the short-length feature, POMEGRANATE (Erin Katz, Celia Beasley, & 911 Media Arts Center, 2004, 10min) This film highlights the mission and methods of the Pomegranate Center, a non-profit community design and development organization started by artist and community organizer, Milenko Matonovic. The Pomegranate Center is dedicated to helping communities create vibrant gathering spaces and revitalize community life. The film features inspirational projects and the practical and educational aspect of developing them. Sponsors: 911 Media Arts Center and Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Network's "Green Film Series" Cost: $5.00 Location: 911 Media Arts Center, 402 9th Ave. N. (at 9th & Thomas, Denny Re-grade area), Seattle For more information: Green Film Series Friday, December 1, 7:00-9:30pm - film followed by community discussion Film: SOPHIE SCHOLL Film Specs: 117 min, Marc Rothemund, 2005, www.sophieschollmovie.com Description: The true story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama SOPHIE SCHOLL-THE FINAL DAYS. Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film of 2005, SOPHIE SCHOLL stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the young coed-turned-fearless activist. Armed with long-buried historical records of her incarceration, director Marc Rothemund expertly re-creates the last six days of Sophie Scholl's life: a heart-stopping journey from arrest to interrogation, trial and sentence. In 1943, as Hitler continues to wage war across Europe, a group of college students mount an underground resistance movement in Munich. Dedicated expressly to the downfall of the monolithic Third Reich war machine, they call themselves the White Rose. One of its few female members, Sophie Scholl is captured during a dangerous mission to distribute pamphlets on campus with her brother Hans. Unwavering in her convictions and loyalty to the White Rose, her cross-examination by the Gestapo quickly escalates into a searing test of wills as Scholl delivers a passionate call to freedom and personal responsibility that is both haunting and timeless. Sponsors: Wallingford Neighbors for Peace & Justice - "Friday Night at the Meaningful Movies" Cost: Event is FREE and open to the public ... but Donations are kindly accepted Location: Keystone Church, 5019 Keystone Place N., Seattle (Wallingford neighborhood) Metro Bus Routes: 16, 26 & 44 Saturday, December 2, 7:00pm - film followe[...]



RTM's Indie Screenings Round-Up 11/5/06

Thu, 09 Nov 2006 09:16:12 +0000

With thanks to our friends at the Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice - "Friday Night At The Meaningful Movies" - for providing most of this information! You'll find their great listings at www.MeaningfulMovies.org Monday, November 6, 7:30pm-9:00pm - film followed by conversation with filmmakers Film: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE Film Specs: 24 min, Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young, 2002, www.movingimages.org Description: What if 51,000 people from 131 countries put their heads together to discuss what is wrong with the world and how to work together to change it? In early 2002, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labor, including 11,000 young people, gathered in Porto Alegre, Brazil for the World Social Forum. Called in response to the elite gathering of the World Economic Forum, this week of workshops, panel discussions and high-spirited demonstrations was an inspiration for those attending. This international event, covered extensively in other parts of the world, was virtually ignored by the U.S. press. ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE presents a sampling of the issues and events at this enormous and creative gathering. The film has been broadcast on WYBE Philadelphia and Telesur, and shown in festivals, community and academic settings around the world. Film screening and discussion with the producers Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young of Moving Images. Sponsors: Jubilee Northwest Coalition Location: St. Mark's Conference Room, St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., Seattle (Capitol Hill) Tuesday November 7, 4:00pm - film followed by community discussion Film: ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE - Impressions of the 2002 World Social Forum Film Specs: 24 min, Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young, 2002, www.movingimages.org Description: What if 51,000 people from 131 countries put their heads together to discuss what is wrong with the world and how to work together to change it? In early 2002, public officials, representatives of non-governmental organizations, indigenous nations, farmers, and labor, including 11,000 young people, gathered in Porto Alegre, Brazil for the World Social Forum. Called in response to the elite gathering of the World Economic Forum, this week of workshops, panel discussions and high-spirited demonstrations was an inspiration for those attending. This international event, covered extensively in other parts of the world, was virtually ignored by the U.S. press. ANOTHER WORLD IS POSSIBLE presents a sampling of the issues and events at this enormous and creative gathering. The film has been broadcast on WYBE Philadelphia and Telesur, and shown in festivals, community and academic settings around the world.Film screening and discussion with the producers Mark Dworkin & Melissa Young of Moving Images. Sponsors: Women’s Studies Program, Department of Anthropology, Sociology & Social Work Cost: **This event is free and open to the public** Location: Wyckoff Auditorium, Engineering Building, Seattle University, (Central District) Metro Bus Routes: 2, 12 Wednesday, November 8, 7:00pm - film followed by community discussion Film: THE TAKE Film Specs: 87 min, Avi Lewis & Naomi Klein, 2004, www.thetake.org Description: In the wake of Argentina's dramatic economic collapse in 2001, Latin America's most prosperous middle class finds itself in a ghost town of abandoned factories and mass unemployment. The Take documents a daring new movement of workers who are occupying bankrupt businesses and creating jobs in the ruins of the failed system. The story of the workers' struggle is set against the dramatic backdrop of a crucial presidential election, where they may lose the companies they've worked so hard to revive. The filmmakers champion a radical economic manifesto for the 21st century. But what shines through in the film is the simple drama of workers' lives and their struggle: the demand f[...]



Media Jobs (CA): Curve Magazine

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 02:15:51 +0000

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Advertising Sales Rep for National Lesbian Magazine

The quick take --

Organization: Curve Magazine
Job Opening: Advertising Sales Representative
Location: San Francisco, CA
Application Deadline: None listed
Website: www.curvemag.com

Full details here --

Curve Magazine, the nation's best-selling lesbian magazine (www.curvemag.com), is seeking a highly professional, energetic and ambitious Advertising Account Representative with 3+ years of advertising sales experience to join our sales team.

This position will be responsible for print and online advertising sales, including prospecting, consistent contact with clients and potential clients, and negotiating contracts with clients. The successful candidate will be a client-focused, driven, self-motivated individual who thrives under pressure and enjoys working hands-on in a fast-paced environment. Proven success in prospecting clients, building relationships, growing sales and closing deals a must.

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Media Announcement (WA): ColorsNW Seeking Music Artists for April 07 Event

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 02:00:08 +0000

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Call for Performers

The quick take --

Organization: ColorsNW Magazine
Opportunity: Music artists sought for Sixth Anniversary Celebration at EMP
Location: Seattle, WA
Date of Event: April 7, 2007, 6-11pm
Website: www.colorsnw.com

More details here --

ColorsNW, Inc.,  is seeking music artists to perform at our Sixth Anniversary Celebration at the Experience Music Project in Seattle. The event will be held on Saturday, April 7 from 6-11 p.m. We are seeking a diverse array of performers to showcase the musical talent of our region’s ethnic communities. If you are interested in performing in front of the region’s most influential people of color, please send:

* A CD, DVD or Web site of your performances
* An artist statement describing your work and vision
* Rate sheet, set-up requirements

Send to: ColorsNW Showcase
Naomi Ishisaka
Editor, ColorsNW Magazine
1319 Dexter Ave. N., Suite 250
Seattle, WA 98109
or e-mail naomii@colorsnw.com




Media Jobs (NY): Manhattan Neighborhood Network

Mon, 06 Nov 2006 01:41:33 +0000

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The quick take -

Organization: Manhattan Neighborhood Network
Location: New York, New York
Job Opening: Community Media Specialist
Application Deadline: December 15, 2006. Accepting applications until position is filled.
Website: http://www.mnn.org/position-cms

Full details here -

Community Media Specialist:
The Community Media Specialist performs duties in the following areas, community outreach, video production/post-production support, training and facilitation, community media organizing, curriculum development.

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The Communications Commons - Internet Access for All

Wed, 12 Jul 2006 17:04:04 +0000

(image) Reclaim the Media participated in the National Federation of Community Broadcasters annual conference in Portland, Oregon this past April, where we had the opportunity to hear Nolan Bowie, Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Nolan delivered a keynote address about the critical need for universal communication technology (universal broadband and/or wifi internet access) in a time of uncertainty and risk – whether the dangers be health-related (avian flu pandemic), security related (war/terror), national disasters (hurricanes/earthquakes) or economically-driven (peak oil/dollar collapse). The full audio recording of his talk is archived on the NFCB website.

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