Third World Newsreel (TWN Order ) is an alternative media arts organization that fosters the creation, appreciation and dissemination of independent film and video by and about people of color and social justice issues. This fall they offer two workshops that are not only open to the public, but also (unless noted) free.
Cheap Wed, November 4th, 6:30pm Cheap
IN A PERFECT WORLD with Director Daphne McWilliams Cheap
McWilliams, producer of SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME, presents her doc about the modern family in the United States and what the concept of family means for men raised by single mothers. Presented at The City College of NY and co-sponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP to [email protected].
Wed, November 11th, 6:30pm Purchase
GEAR EVOLUTION 2: HD, 4K & What Camera to Use
Jeff Lee of AbelCine shows new gear and talks about the tech evolution in shooting. Presented at The City College of NY and co-sponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY. RSVP to [email protected].
Both workshops are held at The City College of New York, 259 Convent Avenue at 140th St, Shepard Hall, Rm 291, New York, NY, 10031
TWN supports innovative work of diverse forms and genres made by artists who are intimately connected to their subjects through common bonds of ethnic/cultural heritage, class position, gender, sexual orientation and political identification. TWN promotes the self-representation of traditionally marginalized groups as well as the negotiated representation of those groups by artists who work in solidarity with them.
Ultimately, whether documentary, experimental, narrative, traditional or non-traditional, the importance of the media promoted by the organization is its ability to effect social change, to encourage people to think critically about their lives and the lives of others, and to propel people into action.