17 films, including shorts, documentaries, music videos, and more.  Submitted by film makers from places including Chicago and elsewhere in the US, Brazil, Chile, Palestine, France, Mexico, and Spain. Schedule is subject to change. Longer films have scheduled intermissions.



Doors open at 4:30pm. Films begin at 5pm. Doors close at 10 pm.

Human Resources (2010), Yellow Cake (2011), END:CIV- Star Wars, The Environmentalist Version (2010), Trash (2011), Contrato Basura (2004), Chicago Conspiracy (2009), The Work (2007)

5 pm-Human Resources, 2010

Human Resources explores the rise of mechanistic philosophy and the exploitation of human beings under modern hierarchical systems. Topics covered include behaviourism, scientific management, work-place democracy, MKUltra, schooling, frustration-aggression hypothesis and human experimentation.

7:20 pm -(Back to back humor shorts)

Yellow Cake, 2011

Do It For Me Productions, 9 min
Animated short by Nick Cross.  A lamentable, political tragedy mixed full of pleasant mirth.

END:CIV (highlight), 2010

Star Wars, The Environmentalists Version, 2010 Short comedic bit with Derrick Jensen. Franklin Lopez, 5 min

Trash, 2011

Jordan E. Lopez, 4 min

Puppets, forged from trash, ruminate about garbage.

Contrato Basura, 2004

from Precarity, a compilation of 17 videos on flexwork and precarity
UbuTV & Tito de la Vega, 3 min

Finally a contract at Starbucks! But something smells fishy?

7:50 pm – Chicago Conspiracy, 2009

Selected Feature film
Subversive Action Films, 94 min

The Chicago Conspiracy is a documentary three years in the making. The project was filmed in Chile, and the story extends into the Mapuche indigenous lands of Wallmapu. The concept for the film was born with the death of a former military dictator. We celebrated in the streets of Santiago with thousands of people after hearing the news: General Augusto Pinochet was dead. His regime murdered thousands and tortured tens of thousands after the military coup on September 11, 1973. We celebrated both his death and the implication that the political and economic system which put him in power might itself be mortal. We began this documentary with the death of a dictator, but we continue with the legacy of a dictatorship.

9:34 pm – The Work, 2007

SIN@PSIS, 6 min

An anarchist video editorial from SIN@PSIS Vol. 2, 2007, on work and the assassination of Rodrigo Cisternas.


Doors open at 3:00pm. Films begin at 3:30pm . Doors close at 8pm.  After party at 9pm.

Flor Crisostomo( 2011), Bash the Fash (2011) and discussion, END:CIV (highlight): Violence and the State (2010), Occupation Has No Future(2010)

3:30 pm – Flor Crisostomo, 2011

Video Chamba, 13 min

Highlight from a session on the people in resistance against neo-liberalism and imperial domination.

3:45 pm – Bash the Fash, 2011

A short collection of antifascist rumbles accompanied by music. 15 min

4:10 pm – END:CIV (highlight): Violence and the State, 2010

Franklin Lopez, 20 min

END: CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations.

4:35 pm – Why Freedom, 2011

Young artists, poets, and thinkers discuss and develop work which
interrogates the ideology of “freedom” today in post apartheid South
Africa.  10 min


5 pm – Occupation Has No Future, 2010

Selected Feature film with introduction by Sarah Lazare
Upheaval Productions, 84 min

In the Fall of 2009 a group of US veterans and war resisters traveled to Israel/Palestine to meet with their Israeli counterparts in an effort to strengthen connections and share experiences. Occupation Has No Future uses this trip as a lens to study Israeli militarism, examine the occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, and explore the work of Israelis and Palestinians organizing against militarism and occupation.

Sarah Lazare is the project coordinator for Courage to Resist, an organization that supports troops who refuse to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, and is also a freelance writer.

9:00pm – 1:00am: Punk Rock Karaoke Afterparty and benefit

Punk Rock Karaoke!!

@ The Spaceship
1804 S Racine, 4th Floor
Hosted by Chicago’s very own Al Scorch
$5 donation (no one turned away!) BYOB


Doors open at noon. Films begin at 12:30. Doors close at 4pm.

Be My Hands (2011), Doin’ It (2007), Ciclovía Ciudadana (2011),Ciclovida (LifeCycle), 2010,This Is the Mothership (2011),

12:30 pm – Be My Hands, 2011

Beast Salih, 6 min
Short documentary about one person’s feet, disability and thoughts on fetishism.

12:35 pm – Doin’ It: Sex, Disability, and Video Tape, 2007

Beyond Media, 35 min

The Empowered Fe Fes, a peer group of young women aged 16 to 24 with different disabilities, strike again with their second video production, an insightful investigation into the truths about sex and disability. In the video, the Fe Fes educate themselves about sex from many angles by talking with activists and scholars. The viewer tags along on a date between a woman with a disability and her able-bodied boyfriend, exploring relationship issues of dating with a disability over a candle-lit dinner.

1:29 pm – Ciclovía Ciudadana, 2011

World Carfree Network,6 min
El día de hoy muchos ciudadanos tapatíos comprometidos con el rescate de su ciudad y la creación de espacios justos a través de la participación directa, se despertaron muy temprano para desayunar chilaquiles y construír juntos la Ciclovía Ciudadana.

Today, many Guadalajaran citizens that are committed to the rescue of their city and the creation of just spaces through direct action, will wake up early to eat a breakfast of chilaquiles and construct the Ciclovía Ciudadana (Citizen’s Bike Pathway).

1:35 pm – Ciclovida (LifeCycle), 2010

Selected Feature film and teleconference/discussion with Caio of Ativismo ABC in Brazil and  (pending)
Ciclovida, 78 min

A group of subsistence farmers and musicians from northeast Brazil traverse the entire South American continent by bike in search of natural seeds and expose the devastating effects of industrial agriculture destined for biofuel. Ciclovida: Lifecycle takes you along on the musical voyage, through the storms, family separation, and bouts of isolation on a road filled with seeds of hope.

3:40 pm – This Is the Mothership, 2011

This audio/visual anti-lecture experiment subverts fictional
character/”revolutionaries” in anglo male centered science fiction –
interweaving and juxtaposing narratives from the point of view of
Women of Color resisters, revolutionaries, and imagineers.  18 min