Month: September 2012

IMA alumna Julia Haslett’s screening at DCTV

An Encounter with Simone Weil
Thu, 10/04/2012 – 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

An Encounter with Simone Weil tells the story of French philosopher, activist, and mystic, Simone Weil who spent most of her too-short life advocating for the rights of the socially and politically disadvantaged. On her quest to understand Simone Weil, filmmaker Julia Haslett confronts profound questions of moral responsibility both within her own family and the broader context of 21st century America.

The film had its World Premiere in competition at IDFA, and since then has played at numerous film festivals around the world including Full Frame, DokuFest Kosovo, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, and Traverse City Film Festival, where Michael Moore awarded it his Special Founder’s Prize.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Julia Haslett.

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Professors Larry Shore and Tami Gold’s film was a catalyst for a memorial plaque

Memorial Plaque at University of the Witwatersrand

We were pleased to hear that the screening and discussion of “RFK in the Land of Apartheid: A Ripple of Hope” in the Great Hall at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg in April 2011 acted as a catalyst for a memorial plaque at Wits. (Larry’s undergraduate alma mater).

The Director of Wits Alumni Peter Maher writes:
“The screening of your documentary proved to be the catalyst for the memorial plaque. The observation was made during the discussion after the screening of the film that we have not sufficiently acknowledged, recognised and honoured the role played by Wits and Witsies in challenging and opposing apartheid.

As one direct outcome, and in record speed, the University approved the concept of a commemorative plaque and had it installed and unveiled within a year of the RFK screening (which happily coincided with the premiere screening of a documentary of anti-apartheid demonstrations at Wits over the decades, “Shooting Sardines in a Barrel.”
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IMA Welcome event

HN436 TV Studio
Wednesday, September 19, 5:30-6:30PM

Pop in for a brief welcome to our new & old students.  Topics to be *swiftly* covered include IMA calendar, equipment/tech, crits, advisors, IMA registration, website, mentors, student groups.  Give the website a full gander & bring questions that apply to all.  Great chance to meet, greet, & eat

Evening of Monday, November 12th is another date to save, this is when you’ll
get the full scoop on Spring 2013 courses.