Join the Chicago Anarchist Film Festival and Four Star Anarchsit Organization as we show films and talk about capitalism in crisis and global resistance in defiance to the agendas of G8 and NATO.
Although the G8 has moved in order to become a more intimate gathering the agenda of free marketism, which created our current economic collapse, remains the same.
Also, many thanks to Bree Johnson for designing our art. It’s fabulous!
ALL DOORS AT 6:30 AND MOVIES AT 7 UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. PROGRAM OVER AT 10
Thursday March 29 University of Chicago- Debtocracy
(2011, directed by Aris Hatzisteganou and Katerina Kitidi) is a feature length documentary that explores the historical and political causes of Greece’s sovereign debt crisis. Hailed by The Guardian as “the best film of Marxian economic analysis yet produced,” Debtocracy critically investigates the policy interventions of the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank. (75 min. in Greek with English subtitles)
Special guest speaker Dimitris Soukouris. Dr. Dimitris Kousouris is a historian of Modern Greece and has been involved in radical social movements in Greece since the early nineties. He is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Franke Institute at the University of Chicago. Co-sponser “The Anthropology of Europe Workshop”
Friday April 27 Mess Hall 6932 N. Glenwood messhall.org Life and Debt-
(2001, directed by Stephanie Black) is a feature length documentary that chronicles the deleterious impact of foreign intervention in Jamaica’s economy. From the destruction of local markets and the demise of working conditions to the rise of crime and a security apparatus, Black’s film gives its viewers an in-depth, everyday look at how the organized policies of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and Inter-American Bank have accelerated the indebtedness of a small nation to the benefit of US business interests. Shown at the 2005 Chicago Anarchist Film Festival. Narrated by Jamaica Kincaid
Friday May 4 Grace Place 637 S. Dearborn http://www.gracechicago.org/ Obama’s War RSVP on Facebook
Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE producers Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria,through interviews with the top U.S. commanders on the ground, embeds with U.S. forces, and fresh reporting from Washington, they examine U.S. counter-insurgency strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan – a fight thatpromises to be longer and more costly than most Americans understand.
Viewing and discussion about two movies that deal with that touch on alternative health care and community health work. This event is in conjunction with the Spreading the Health Conference. (May 4-13) http://
Special guest speaker Suzanne Davenport who worked on The Chicago Maternity Story.
Movie 1: The Chicago Maternity Center Story
For more than 75 years, the Chicago Maternity Center provided safe home deliveries for Chicago mothers. However, when modern medicine’s attitude toward home birth changed and funding from Northwestern University declined in 1974, the center was forced to close. This film interweaves the history of the center with the stories of a young woman about to have her first baby and the center’s fight to stay open in the face of the corporate takeover of medicine.
Movie 2: Herbal Aide
The Herbal Aide video documentary features herbalists who are using their passion for plants as a tool to support their community in health and healing. Its makers aim to document and inspire grassroots herbal projects/businesses that are working towards creating positive, sustainable social change. http://www.herbalaide.org/
Friday May 11 Calles y Suenos 1900 S. Carpenter- Calles Y Suenos on Facebook
Shock Doctrine(2007 Naomi Klein, 79m) How a short balding University of Chicago Professor reeked havoc on the economies and socialist tendencies of Latin American countries; with his theory of market knows best. Doors at 7pm. RSVP on Facebook
Thursday May 17 @ Unchartered Books 2630 N Milwaukee Avenue
Its a book launch! Chicago author and historian Michael Staudenmaier introduces Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969-1986. Join former Sojourner Truth Organization (STO) member Kingsley Clarke in a lively discussion of today’s radical political currents, select readings from Truth and Revolution, and an interview with Michael Staudenmaier.
Founded in Chicago in 1969 from the rubble of the recently crumbled SDS, the Sojourner Truth Organization (STO) brought working-class consciousness to the forefront of New Left discourse, sending radicals back into the factories and thinking through the integration of radical politics into everyday realities. Through the influence of founding members like Noel Ignatiev and Don Hamerquist, STO took a Marxist approach to the question of race and revolution, exploring the notion of “white skin privilege,” and helping to lay the groundwork for the discipline of critical race studies. Contact: christaakpressorg, tannerunchartedbookscom or mstaudenyahoocom RSVP on Facebook