1. University Inc.

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    $7 billion dollar endowment. Board of Regents who are also CEOs and lawyers for top Fortune 500 companies. Downsizing, cutbacks, and the "bottom-line." Welcome to the University of Texas-Austin, University Inc., where big business is muscling in on education, student power, and worker's rights. What is lost in the transaction when education and commerce collide? University Inc. (52min, 1999, Dir. Kyle Henry) deals with the closing of a student film program as a paradigm for interrogating the corporate ideology now guiding the nation's largest public university. The film also acts as an unofficial yearbook for 1997-98, detailing: the U.S. 5th Circuit Court's Hopwood decision, which effectively ended affirmative action in Texas; architectural changes in public spaces that micro-manage free speech; privatization, outsourcing and downsizing of the student union; the Kent State shootings as perhaps the catalyst for a university crackdown that has continued into the 90's; and the general apathetic and programmed nature of the student body today. University Inc., developed from a segment on John Pierson's IFC cable show Split Screen, toured with Laura Dunn's The Subtext of a Yale Education to over 50 colleges and universities in North America from 1999-2003 as part of self-distribution effort called The McCollege Tour, sponsored in part by filmmakers Richard Linklater, Michael Moore, and the Austin Film Society production fund. Sites included: Yale, Harvard, Rice, Hampshire, UMASS-Amherst, Boston College, U of Arkansas, U of Oregon, Southern Oregon U, U of Colorado-Boulder, UC-Berkeley, U of Virginia, U of Nebraska-Omaha, U of Nebraska-Lincoln, and the University of Texas - Austin.

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    • The Invisible Hands teaser - June 2013

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      THE INVISIBLE HANDS A documentary by Marina Gioti & Georges Salameh (in development) Produced by Haos Film & MeMSéA SYNOPSIS Alan Bishop, groundbreaking American-Lebanese musician and ethnomusicologist (Sun City Girls, Sublime Frequencies, Alvarius B), decides to move to Cairo, soon after the 2011 revolution, and teams up with young Egyptian musicians for an ambitious new project: the translation of some of his old, unreleased songs into Arabic. Two years later—while the Egyptian ‘spring’ is melting into a democratically appointed Islamic ‘winter’—this project evolves into a band called The Invisible Hands, a new record, and a tour. How did an album that could have surfaced in Bishop’s discography decades ago find its way into the future, translated into another language, and juxtaposed with such historic and tumultuous times at the center of the Arab world? How will this musical offering and translation experiment be received by audiences around the world and Arab countries in particular?

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      • The Invisible Hands - الأيادي الخفية teaser IT (HD)

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        THE INVISIBLE HANDS A documentary by Marina Gioti & Georges Salameh (in development) Produced by Haos Film & MeMSéA SYNOPSIS Alan Bishop, groundbreaking American-Lebanese musician and ethnomusicologist (Sun City Girls, Sublime Frequencies, Alvarius B), decides to move to Cairo, soon after the 2011 revolution, and teams up with young Egyptian musicians for an ambitious new project: the translation of some of his old, unreleased songs into Arabic. Two years later—while the Egyptian ‘spring’ is melting into a democratically appointed Islamic ‘winter’—this project evolves into a band called The Invisible Hands, a new record, and a tour. How did an album that could have surfaced in Bishop’s discography decades ago find its way into the future, translated into another language, and juxtaposed with such historic and tumultuous times at the center of the Arab world? How will this musical offering and translation experiment be received by audiences around the world and Arab countries in particular? follow the movie news here: https://www.facebook.com/theinvisiblehandsfilm

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