For three weeks in June, Debt Positive invites you to bring interest to bear on indebtedness that is shared openly and not exclusively. Debt might be the fundamental basis of human relations, but today it is also tricky business. Individuals shun it, but organizations welcome it as a means to grow. Debt seems to drive the economy yet appears abstracted to absurdity.
Friday, April 29
Please note the time change!
Rising Tide is an evening of films addressing the Israeli Occupation in the West Bank and Gaza, followed by discussion.
Screenings will be held throughout the evening and visitors are encouraged to come at any time to watch films, learn, and discuss. Suggested donation of $5-$20 will benefit the village of Susiya, whose residents survive almost entirely off local crops that were recently demolished along with their tent village.
–Sands of Sorrow – Theodore A. Morde, 1950, 28 minutes
–Introduction to the End of an Argument – Jayce Salloum & Elia Suleiman, 1990, 41 minutes
— By Hook and By Crook: How to Build an Illegal Settlement, B’Tselem, 2010, 7 minutes
— Sealing of the Palestinian Shops in Hebron Center, B’Tselem, 2010, 2 minutes
— Army Destroys Houses and Humiliates Residents in Qalqiliya, B’Tselem, 1 minute 50 seconds
— Breaking the Silence Testimonials, Breaking the Silence, 2010, 10 minutes
–Hayat Means Life – Max Sänger, 2011, 14 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes
–Area K: A Political Fishing Documentary – Ramon Bloomberg & Nadav Harel, 2002, 52 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 52 minutes — Digital Projection
Q&A/ DISCUSSION with George Eid, Producer of Area K: A Political Fishing Documentary
Closing Screening: The Typhoon Continues and So Do You
Sunday, May 1
As a closing for The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, Flux will present four works as part of an extended double feature.
On Knowledge Creation and Propagation for the Sake of Justifying Choices in War and Reparation:
Nadia Awad will screen Playing Milosevic, a 20-minute video essay that “meditates on the nature of evidence and knowledge, as it is manufactured, performed, or circumvented through legal procedures” using archival footage, animation, and interviews from the trial of Slobodan Milosevic.
Maxwell Neely-Cohen will present The Relativity of Destruction: An Investigation into the Measurements of War, a discussion on the casualty figures associated with war. Focusing on popularized conflicts in recent history and current events, he will explore statistical or journalistic bias – demonstrating the extreme myopia of the popular geopolitical history of war on both the left and right.
On Preparations for Existing in and Surviving Through Zones of Conflict:
Alana Kakoyiannis’ ACTUAL FEAR is a video about an aspiring filmmaker enlisted in the U.S. Army. Through a series of email exchanges, he provides a deadpan perspective on basic training and pop culture, and he ruminates on his approaching tour of duty.
Oliver Ressler will screen Only the Fittest Survive, a short film on the five-day training course Surviving Hostile Regions held in 2006 by the AKE Group in Wales. The course instructors are British ex-special force soldiers, and the participants include businessmen, government officials, and mainstream journalists who, “with their dishonest discourse of democracy and human rights, help to legitimize and secure the ideology of market-economics expansion.”
All events are free and take place at 39-31 29th Street, in Long Island City, Queens.
The Typhoon Continues and So Do You is supported, in part, by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties.