1. Anti-Capitalist Aerobics


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    Ellie Harrison - 30 October 2013 A film by Emma Crouch documenting 'Anti-Capitalist Aerobics' - a new performance by Ellie Harrison commissioned by Invisible Dust for the 'Ways of Seeing Climate Change' conference in Manchester on 30 October 2013 as part of the 'Invisible Heat' programme supported by the Wellcome Trust. For more information please visit: www.ellieharrison.com www.invisibledust.com/project/ways-of-seeing-climate-change/

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    • Caroline Woolard Flips the Real Estate Script | ART21 "New York Close Up"


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      How can New Yorkers hope to stay put in a city where rents make living all but impossible? Impelled by her own personal experiences, artist and organizer Caroline Woolard advocates for permanently affordable space in New York City, banding together with artists and non-artists alike to build a real estate investment cooperative. According to the New York City Comptroller's Office, from the years 2000 to 2012, median apartment rents in the city rose by 75% (compared to 44% in the rest of the United States) while real incomes of New Yorkers declined. Artists face a unique challenge with rising rent costs, typically having to rent both living and working spaces. Upon graduating from art school in 2006—in the middle of the New York City rent explosion—Woolard and a group of friends went all in on a large Brooklyn workspace, building out over 40 individual studios from scratch and fostering a tight-knit community in the process. Over the course of seven years, Woolard realized that she and her studiomates would have paid close to a million dollars in rent for a space that "we know will be priced out of when our lease is up and our landlord charges as much as he can." It was a crucial moment for Woolard, forcing her to recognize that solutions to her own and the city's affordability crisis lie in finding common cause with more than just art school graduates. After a period of intensive self-education in past and present alternative real estate models, Woolard, lawyer and organizer Paula Segal, and others founded the ambitious New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative. The organization's goal is to use individual member investments to inject capital into projects that turn vacant municipal properties into sustainable community resources and work with private owners to stabilize existing businesses and community spaces. As Woolard declares at the cooperative's first meeting at the Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, "We believe that small businesses and community based organizations with permanently affordable space, can transform our streetscapes from empty retail corridors and abandoned warehouses, to vibrant streets filled with local culture and dignified workers." Caroline Woolard (b. 1984, Providence, Rhode Island, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Learn more about the artist at: http://www.art21.org/newyorkcloseup/artists/caroline-woolard/ New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative: http://nycreic.com/ CREDITS | ART21 "New York Close Up" Created & Produced by: Wesley Miller & Nick Ravich. Editor: Michelle Chang & Mary Ann Toman. Cinematography: Rafael Salazar & Ava Wiland. Aerial & Additional Photography: Amitabh Joshi & John Marton. Sound: Nick Ravich & Ava Wiland. Production Assistant: Anais Freitas Elespuru. Design & Graphics: Stephanie Andreou, Crux Studio, Louise Ma & Open. Artwork: Caroline Woolard. Music: Podington Bear. Thanks: 596 Acres, Black Land Matters, Brooklyn Law School’s Center for Urban Business Entrepreneurship, Ben Bush, Annie Coombs, Ted De Barbieri, Ana De Luco, Mitchell Dose, Fourth Arts Block, Ashley Gange, Dylan Gauthier, David Glick, Keith Harrington, Elizabeth Hurst, Susan Jahoda, Athena Kokoronis, Leigh Claire La Berge, Manufacture NY, Devin McDougall, Brendan McMullan, Colin McMullan, Middle Collegiate Church, Sascha Mombartz, New York City Real Estate Investment Cooperative, Paul Parkhill, Joe Rhinehart, Esther Robinson, Mark Scott, Paula Z. Segal, Risa Shoup, Spaceworks, Splinters and Logs, Maggie Sullivan, The Mitten, The New School, Lika Volkova, Christine Wang, The Wang Family & Amy Whitaker. ART21 "New York Close Up" is supported, in part, by The Lambent Foundation; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and by individual contributors.

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      • Community Democracy Project


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        This video is about participatory budgeting in Oakland. Please donate here: http://communitydemocracyproject.mydagsite.com/the_story

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        • No Economic Justice without Gender Justice: Building Inclusive Movements for Change


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          This is a film of a break out session at the Association for the Rights of Women in Development (AWID) forum in April 2012. The session was part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements. The speakers were Shalmali Guttal (Focus on the Global South), Yao Graham (Third World Network-Africa) and Atila Roque (Amnesty Brazil and World Social Forum founding member). The facilitator was Wendy Harcourt.

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          • No Economic Justice without Gender Justice. Short clip: Shalmali Guttal


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            This is a short clip from our event "No Economic Justice without Gender Justice: Building Inclusive Movements for Change", held at the AWID fromu in Istanbul, April 2012, and organised as part of the BRIDGE Cutting Edge programme on gender and social movements.

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            • Liberty Hill Foundation's Upton Sinclair Dinner 2008


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              Liberty Hill Foundation Upton Sinclair Dinner 2008 May 1, 2008 90 Minute AUCTION BEGINS AT 6:00 PM 7:00PM Program Hyatt Regency Century Plaza 2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067 http://www.libertyhill.org/dinner/

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              • MLK Rides the #WaveOfAction


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                The Worldwide Wave of Action begins April 4th at former Occupy locations throughout the world. If you are ready to #BeTheChange, join us on https://WaveOfAction.org/ You can find us on Facebook here ~ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worldwide-Wave-of-Action/176294759231015 Twitter here ~ https://twitter.com/WaveOfAction

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                • We Will Not Be Moved


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                  We Will Not Be Moved is a slide-tape production created by Community Media Productions (Dayton, Ohio) in 1980, with support from the Ohio Arts Council. It tells the story of gentrification from the point of view of those living in Over the Rhine, a urban neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio. The area, near downtown Cincinnati, was becoming attractive to urban pioneers and developers, but long time African American and Appalachian residents were determined not be pushed out. This story is still relevant 30 years later. Production team: Tony Heriza Andrew Garrison Lorna Rasmussen Barbara Tuss with Jim Costanzo Alan Haines Eric Johnson Ellen Schneider

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                  • Up in Smoke feature doc - trailer


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                    Director, cameraman. Editing by Claire Ferguson. Trailer for multi-award winning feature documentary. More information at www.upinsmoke.tv

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                    • THREADS


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                      Inspiration. Determination. Liberation. "Threads" is a documentary about a Bangladeshi Muslim woman who overcomes social and economic hardships and liberates herself and others by creating timeless works of art.

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