Screening/Discussion: General Strike

Event Type: 
event
Start Date: 
30 Mar 2012
Hours: 
6PM-8PM
Cost: 
Free
Venue: 
Eyebeam
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Detail of "Speakers' corners"

Eyebeam Fellow Taeyoon Choi in conjunction with Death to Capitalism Cinema,  The Public School New York, and Strike Everywhere are hosting an evening of screenings and an open discussion about the May Day General Strike. This screening/discussion will examine the transformative potential and potential consequences of the General Strike planned for May 1st in New York City. This is one in a series of events taking place in an around Taeyoon Choi's multi-media installation Speakers' corners.

Says Taeyoon Choi, "We invite academics, activists, anarchists, anti-capitalists, architects, artists, assistants, autonomists, cineastes, facilitators, filmmakers, gallerists, geeks, hackers, hipsters, immigrants, interns, the media, negotiators, nerds, New Yorkers, occupiers, the poor, precarious, protestors, rioters, servants, students, teachers, terrorists, and anyone else to share thoughts about the Occupy movement's recent call for General Strike."

Films to be screened include:

’Frisco in Grip of Strike!, Pathe News, 1934, 2 minutes
'Frisco Strike Riots!, Pathe News, 1934, 1 minute
Circling the Square, zanmanfu, 2011, 4 minutes
Riot Granny, protigrammi, 2011, 1 minute
Crisis in Greece, Brandon Jourdan, 2011, 6 minutes
For the Oakland Commune, CrimetheInc, 2011, 15 minutes
Class War, Anonymous, 2012, 1 minute
General Strike, Anyonmous, 2012, 1 minute
GNRL *STRKE*, Sunita Prasad, 2012, 1 minute
General Strike Banner at Brooklyn Bridge, Anonymous, 2012, 1 minute

**TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes**

RSVP through the Public School website here.