Events, Screenings and More
HARVEST OF EMPIRE - Theatrical Release!
Based on the groundbreaking book by award-winning journalist Juan González,
HARVEST OF EMPIRE takes an unflinching look at the role that U.S. economic and
military interests played in triggering an unprecedented wave of migration that
is transforming our nation's cultural and economic landscape. From the wars for
territorial expansion that gave the U.S. control of Puerto Rico, Cuba and more
than half of Mexico, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military
regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest
of Empire unveils a moving human story that is largely unknown to the great
majority of citizens in the U.S. "They never teach us in school that the huge
Latino presence here is a direct result of our own government's actions in
Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America over many decades -- actions that
forced millions from that region to leave their homeland and journey north,"
says Juan González at the beginning of the film.
For more info on theatrical dates.
AUDRE LORDE - THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 wins Festival Favorite Award at the
Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Third World Newsreel is pleased to announce that AUDRE LORDE- THE BERLIN YEARS
1984 TO 1992 won the Festival Favorite Award at the Palm Springs Gay & Lesbian
Film Festival. Congratulations to film director Dagmar Schultz for this
well-deserved achievement! AUDRE LORDE- THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 explores a
little-known chapter of the African American lesbian poet and activist Lorde’s
prolific life, a period in which she helped ignite the Afro-German Movement and
made lasting contributions to the German political and cultural scene before and
after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the German reunification. Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years 1984-1992 contains
previously unreleased audiovisual material from director Schultz's personal
archive, showing Lorde on and off stage. With testimony from Lorde's colleagues,
students and friends, this film documents Lorde's lasting legacy in Germany.
The film premiered at
the Berlin International Film Festival in February 2012, marking the 20th anniversary of Audre Lorde's passing.
Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984-1992 also won the Audience Award for
the Best Documentary at the Barcelona G&L Film Festival. Watch the trailer
on TWN’s YouTube Channel.
For information on upcoming screenings.
Congrats to: WHEN I WALK
- Jason DaSilva for the theatrical release of his award winning documentary of his sudden onset of multiple sclerosis and his journey to find healing, self-discovery and love. For more info. AMERICAN PROMISE
Joe Brewster, Michèle Stephenson, and the American Promise team, a TWN fiscal sponsored project, on their theatrical release. A documentary 13 years in the making, the film provides a rare look into the lives of two middle class Black families as they navigate the ups and downs of parenting and educating their sons. For more info, visit www.Americanpromise.org.
Rodney Evans for the theatrical release of THE HAPPY SAD
, a TWN fiscal sponsored project, a drama about two young NYC couples—one black and gay, one white and straight—whose lives become intertwined. For more info visit
FUNAVE (Foundation for Audiovisual Narratives in Spanish in NY)
The rapid growth of the Spanish speaking community in the United States has
marked a new phase in U.S. culture particularly in the audio-visual area, and
the demand for professionals who can write in Spanish is continuously
increasing. FUNAVE was created in response to the lack of Spanish-language
training options for screenwriters and youth within the United States and is the
first laboratory for the learning, development and research of audiovisual
narratives in Spanish within the United States. FUNAVE's first initiative was
FUNAVERANO, a series of four intensive workshops featuring prominent
screenwriters and media professionals, as well as guest speakers. All of the first series' of
workshops were held in Spanish at the historic Amster Yard building of the
Cervantes Institute in Manhattan.
Past courses included Live, Look, Listen, Tell: Course on
Narratives & the Development of Documentaries
Tales in Movement,
Stories in Time: Course on Film Script Writing
& Multiplatform Writing: Workshop on Transmedia Narratives and New Dynamics in
Audiovisual Project Development
Serial Contents, Television
Continents: Course on Project Creation and TV Fiction Script Writing
Newsreel is a collaborating partner with FUNAVE.
STAY TUNED FOR 2014:
See the Summer 2013 lineup below
SPANISH-LANGUAGE FILM SCREENWRITING: FROM THE IDEA TO THE SCREEN
This intensive workshop provides the basics to translate your paper script into the screen and a deeper insight into the possibilities for development, production and distribution of Spanish-language film stories in the United States.
Begins Friday, May 17
CREATION AND WRITING OF SPANISH-LANGUAGE TV FICTION SERIES
This course poses a deep approach to the world of TV fiction scriptwriting and its practice. Students will learn how to design and develop a Spanish-language series project.
Begins Monday, June 10
All classes are held in Spanish at Cervantes Institute NY's headquarters in Manhattan.
For more information.
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