1. Pay It No Mind: Marsha P. Johnson


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    Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson -- Marsha, what a trip. She was something else. I vividly remember seeing her back in the 70's & 80's on Christopher Street. Kids would point at her in awe with bulging bug-eyes saying, "See that crazy drag queen over there?" I would respond, "Well honey, she started the Stonewall riots." The listener's mouth without fail would drop agape, because she was truly a sight to see. Then, after that, all the up and coming queens whenever we saw her would pause & genuflect as she made her way along the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village. She is an undisputed icon. She's the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, and the Sphinx all rolled up into one divine ball. Jack Walls (A legend in his own right) This feature-length documentary focuses on revolutionary trans-activist, Marsha "Pay it No Mind" Johnson, a Stonewall instigator, Andy Warhol model, drag queen, sex worker, starving actress, and Saint. "Pay It" captures the legendary gay/human rights activist as she recounts her life at the forefront of The Stonewall Riots in the 1960s, the creation of S.T.A.R. (Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries) with Sylvia Rivera in the '70s, and a New York City activist throughout the '80s and early '90s. Through her own words, as well as interviews with gay activist/reporter Randy Wicker, former Cockettes performer Agosto Machado, author Michael Musto, Hot Peaches founder/performer, Jimmy Camicia, and Stonewall activists Bob Kohler, Danny Garvin, Tommy Lanigan-Schmidt, and Martin Boyce, Marsha's story lives on. Featuring the soulful music of: Antony and the Great Johnsons. This documentary screened in 2012 at the IFC theater in New York, the British Film Institute in London, and La Mutinerie in Paris France. You should see it.

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    • Apoyo a la cooperativa Silvia Rivera


      from Luis Arbit / Added

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      En la Argentina el colectivo Trans es un sector desde siempre reprimido y marginado de las políticas sociales, educativas, de salud y trabajo. En respuesta y con la fuerza de quienes buscan la dignidad, las travestis se organizan, y gestionan proyectos propios que les permitan conseguir igualdad en sus derechos, trabajo genuino, y la libertad de vivir siendo quienes son. Este es nuestro apoyo a su causa. Con: Diana Sacayán Johana Sacayán Mariel Nuñez Flavia Córdoba Johana Robledo Por: Luis Arbit Marcelo Arias Rodrigo de Sarasqueta

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      • Reclamation & Resistance: Audiovisual Tools in Bolivia


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        This film was made in La Paz, Bolivia in April and May 2011. The 21st century is characterized by globalization, a shrinking of the world through neoliberal economic policies and shared networks of information. Despite the exportation of Western values to the entire world and the legacy of hundreds of years of colonization, there too exists an active and creative resistance. Developing nations like Bolivia have enjoyed a thriving tradition of community media, and a new consciousness has emerged to organize this popular energy around the process of decolonization. One tool that has been used in Bolivia, a country with a majority indigenous population, to achieve true freedom and independence from its forced historical legacy is art and media technologies. This documentary film tells three stories. Starting with the history of indigenous filmmaking, Aymara filmmaker Patricio Luna explains the importance of reclaiming indigenous identity. Then, sociologist Silvia Rivera and her art collective demonstrate the physical realization of decolonization theory through the construction of a community center in La Paz. Finally, a group of young people in El Alto discusses their innovative community television project that seeks to create content that is meaningful and reflective for their own community. This film was partially funded by a Undergraduate Research Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). For questions or comments about the film, or inquiries about screening it, please contact me @ stefaniemavronis[at]gmail.com. For more information on those who were a part of the making of this film: http://mamanimamani-bolivia.blogspot.com/ http://www.cinematecaboliviana.org/ http://www.nativenetworks.si.edu/eng/rose/luna_p.htm http://www.elcolectivo2.blogspot.com/ http://oars.tk/

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        • Pensar y practicar la descolonización parte 2


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          Video del Seminario permanente "Hacia una modernidad no-capitalista: La crítica y el encuentro de saberes". Diálogos con Silvia Rivera Cusicanqui. Mesa Redonda con Xuno López, Pablo Mamani, Sylvia Marcos y Silvia Rivera.

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