Apr 18th 2012
Come to Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center on Tuesday April 24, 2012 for the screening of Where We Belong, a feature length documentary filmed by Media Study graduate student Krista Hamlen. Where We Belong portrays the inner workings of two orphan related non-profit organizations in Jinja, Uganda. Through interviews and observational footage, it explores the relationships between Western and Ugandan workers, perspectives on domestic and international adoption, the daily life at an orphanage for children with special needs and the influence of Western charities on the region. There will be hors d’oeuvres at 6pm, and the screening will start at 6:30pm.
Jul 17th 2010
Ron Douglas’ documentary Unseen Tears will show in this years Lights Camera Help Film Festival
If you are in Austin check it out.
Apr 7th 2010
Hula: A Story of an Iraqi Woman
screens on Friday, April 9 at 3:00
at the Center for the Arts Room 112 (North Campus, UB).
“Life in Iraq is danger… Life in US is difficult…”
This is an documentary about an Iraqi woman, Hula.
She was an architecture student in Iraq. Her art work is amazing. But because of the war, there is no construction at all.
“Life in Iraq is not only danger…”
Over 30 years in Iraq, the violence has never ended…
“She spent her whole life in the war… I couldn’t imagine how bad it is.”
MFA Media Study candidate Liz Chow spent more than a year documenting Hula’s life in the US and editing this film.
Please come and join this event!
Mar 29th 2010
MFA candidate Ron Douglas’ documentary, Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York, has been selected to screen as part of the SUNY Wide Film Festival on Friday, April 16th. Everyone is welcome to come.
For a full schedule of the SUNY-Wide festival: fredonia.edu/swff
Feb 11th 2010
Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in WNY by Media Study MFA candidate Ron Douglas
7:00-9:30 p.m., Thursday, February 18
Bulger Communications, Building South
Buffalo State College
First 100 attendees will receive a complimentary DVD of the documentary.
Information tables, 7-7:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
Followed by a panel comprised of former boarding school residents, children/grandchildren of survivors, social workers, K-12 school counselors, and producers/director of the documentary.
Unseen Tears focuses on Western New York Native American communities that are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of intergenerational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.
This free event is co-sponsored by the SUNY Western Native American Consortium, Seneca Nation Tribal Council Office, Seneca Nation Health Department, Native American Student Organization and Student Social Work Organization (both funded by the USG mandatory student activity fee), Kappa Omega—Social Work Honor Society, and Native American Community Services.
Unseen Tears is produced by Native American Community Services and Squeaky Wheel/Buffalo Media Resources.
Jan 26th 2010
15 Days of Dance: The Making of Ghost Light: Days 12 & 13
January 31 at 4:30
East Building Concourse, Auditorium
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Elliot Caplan and American Ballet Theater dancers in person
Days 12 & 13 from Elliot Caplan’s extraordinary 15 Days of Dance documentary is followed by a discussion with Caplan, dancers from American Ballet Theater, and dance critic Ann Murphy. Meticulously recording the process of creating a new ballet through the interactions of dancers and choreographer, the film becomes “an extended rumination on the making of art”—Ann Murphy.
More info at Ann Murphy’s blog, “Writing Dance“.
Additional screenings include Feb. 11 and March 8, Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center, New York.
Nov 25th 2009
Read about in today’s cover story in Artvoice!
Featuring work by current and former Media Study grads Ron Douglas, Loren Sonnenberg, & Diedie Weng
When: Sunday, December 6th, 3 pm
Where: Market Arcade Film & Arts Center, 639 Main Street
Suggested Donation: $5
On Sunday, December 6th at 3pm, Squeaky Wheel invites the public to the Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier premiere screening of newly produced films, to be held at the Market Arcade Film & Arts Center (639 Main St). Channels – Stories from the Niagara Frontier, now in its third year, is Squeaky Wheel’s production program that matches documentary filmmakers with grass roots initiatives and groups to collaboratively create documentary films about important (and often overlooked) issues specific to this region. This innovative collaboration results in a documentary film that the organizations can use to promote social awareness about their cause for years to come.
The participating groups are Preservation Buffalo Niagara, the Coalition for Economic Justice, Native American Community Services, and Read To Succeed. Participating filmmakers are Diedie Weng, Christine Zinni, Ron Douglas, and Loren Sonnenberg. This premiere screening is a great way to meet with these local organizations and filmmakers and learn how to get involved in your own community! Channels – Stores from the Niagara Frontier is supported by the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo.
PROGRAM OF FILMS:
Building on the Past for Our Future by Diedie Weng aims to promote a conversation about low-income communities’ efforts and struggles in revitalizing neglected historical Buffalo neighborhoods by valuing the people and the place as assets.
Dawn ’til Dusk: Buffalo Workers and the Fight for Jobs With Justice by Christine Zinni focuses on 4 workers whose income from full time employment is well below the federal poverty level, showing how people are fighting back to bring about change.
Unseen Tears: The Impact of Native American Residential Boarding Schools in Western New York by Ron Douglas focuses on Western New York Native American communities who are attempting to heal the wounds and break the cycle of inter-generational trauma resulting from the boarding school experience.
The Ecology of Reading by Loren Sonnenberg shows the innovative and holistic approach the Read To Succeed coalition and other organizations in Buffalo bring to the field of literacy education.
Please contact Dorothea Braemer for further information and hi-resolution images.
Oct 16th 2009
The cost of Iraq and Afghanistan laid out end-to-end in $100 bills…
…would extend 846,157.6 miles – or just short of 34 times around the Earth’s circumference. (Stat from: The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation)
Man I just need a few of those bills…. Help me out man….I’ll make art not bombs….
Sep 22nd 2009
Screening is open to the public and free!
Here’s a trailer:
When: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7 PM
What: Two short documentaries(Just Browsingand Irreplaceable) about local independent stores in Buffalo. Just Browsing is about the local independent bookselling community in Buffalo featured Talking Leaves Books. Irreplaceable documents the closing of the local music store, New World Record in 2008.
Where: Hallwalls Cinema, 341 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo