Some early procrastination fodder comes our way from Noah Korman ’15, whose video FISK TAKEOVER has now been released by Rebel Empire Productions on YouTube.
Fisk Takeover tells the story of February 21, 1969, when leaders of Wesleyan’s Black Student Union marched into Fisk Hall and barricaded the doors behind them, demanding that their concerns–specifically that classes be cancelled in honor of Malcolm X, who was assassinated four years earlier–be addressed by the administration. The takeover was a success, resulting in the creation of Malcolm X House, the Center for African American Studies, and Ujamaa.
From Jake Katofsky ’16:
Free screening. 108 Stitches looks for international theatrical release in August 2014. It is a romantic comedy written and produced by Jake Katofsky ’16. Adam McGill ’16 and Andrew Yin ’15 are both featured actors in the movie.
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Date: Sunday, April 13th, 2014
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema (CFS)
Come audition this Friday for Driven, a dark comedy student thesis. We’re seeking actors to play male and female supporting roles between the ages of 16 and 24, which includes everybody at Wesleyan! No need to prepare anything. Contact dnass@wes with questions.
Date: Friday, October 5
Time: 4-7 pm
Place: Usdan 110
Statistically speaking, you probably haven’t made as many movies en español as Cara Tratner ’12 has. One of them is screening in Fisk in about half an hour:
[Filmed in Spanish, with English subtitles]
Paulo Freire says that education is “an act of revolutionary love,” and for the students in a small group of alternative schools in Buenos Aires this becomes their reality. This short documentary tells the story of the escuelas de reingreso (“re-entry schools”) which reject the failing traditional model of secondary education by creating an inclusive institutional culture that helps former drop-outs return to finish high school and reintegrate themselves into society. Come see a humanizing vision of an education which fights to transform societal conditions instead of reproducing inequalities, and defends the right of every person to choose their own school, their own future, and their own happiness.
Hit it up on the ‘book here.