Institute of African American Affairs
Department of Cinema Studies
Asian/Pacific/American Institute
New York University
Third World Newsreel



Films from the Third World Newsreel Archives
A One-Day Symposium at New York University

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Free and open to the public

Rarely seen and recently preserved 16mm films made by Newsreel and Third World Newsreel, along with panels of the filmmakers and activists will be presented by Third World Newsreel and the NYU Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program (MIAP).

 Morning Program: Workshop

Archiving and Preserving Film/Media Collections, 10am to 12pm 
Location: Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program  (MIAP) Lab
665 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 643
RSVP required for this workshop

Please Note: Workshop is aimed at activists and independent producers; limited to 20 participants. Registration required.

Learn how to get started organizing your old and obsolete film and media collections so that you and others can use them. Topics covered will include: how best to inventory your collection; preparing for preservation; pros and cons of preservation file formats for films and media; making video preservation masters and archival film scans; and storing and managing your preserved works. Limited to 20 participants due to space constraints. A light lunch will be provided.
Speakers: XFR Collective and AMIA @ NYU.

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Afternoon Program: Films & Panels

12:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: New York University, Tisch School of the Arts,
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor
Free and open to the public

Women's Movement Program
12:30pm to 2:30pm

Films: Janie's Janie (1972) and Make-Out (1970)
A rarely seen documentary following a woman who breaks from abuse to become an organizer, followed by a short drama about what women really think during a hook-up.

Activist Cynthia Mellon
Newsreel Filmmaker Peter Barton
Newsreel Filmmaker Stephanie Paleski
Newsreel Filmmaker Deborah Shaffer

Janie's Janie and Make Out were preserved thanks to the generous support of New York Women in Film and Television's Women's Film Preservation Fund, original members of the Newsreel collective, the late Richard Brick and Cineric.

Mass Incarceration and State Violence Program
2:45pm to 4:45pm

Film: Teach Our Children (1972, NEW PRINT)
Screening of Third World Newsreel's documentary on the 1971 Attica uprising.

Third World Newsreel Filmmaker Christine Choy
Third World Newsreel Filmmaker Susan Robeson
Activist David Rothenberg

Teach Our Children was preserved thanks to the efforts of UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, MIAP alumna Pamela Jean Smith and Cinemalab.

Fighting Gentrification Program
5:15pm to 7:15pm

Film: Break and Enter (Rompiendo Puertas) (1970, PRESERVATION PREMIERE)
A Newsreel documentary on the struggle of a mostly women-led community group fighting for their homes as "urban renewal" hit the Upper West Side.

Filmmaker Peter Barton
Filmmaker Carol Foresta
Activist Esperanza Martell
CAAV activists Shahana Hanif & Wai Yee Poon

Break and Enter was preserved thanks to the generous support of the National Film Preservation Foundation and Colorlab. In addition, the film was preserved thanks to the efforts of MIAP alumnus Daniel Finn and the following members of the Activists Archivists group: Kelly Haydon, Marie Lascu, Lindy Leong, Yvonne Ng, Dan Erdman, Rufus de Rham and Howard Besser.

Reception  -  7:15pm to 8pm

MIAP is a program of the Department of Cinema Studies in the Tisch School of the Arts-NYU.  Generous support provided by the NYU Department of Cinema Studies, the Tisch School of the Arts and Dean Allyson Green, New York Women in Film and Television, with special thanks to Jeff Richardson and the Cinema Studies technical staff, and Mona Jimenez and MIAP. Cosponsored by the NYU Institute of African American Affairs and the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, the XFR Collective and AMIA @ NYU.

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