Occupy ICE Portland Goes to the Movies
In the midst of closing down the ICE office and fighting against eviction and the cops, gotta take a break to watch a film.
On June 17, Father’s Day, a march and vigil was planned outside of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters in Southwest Portland, Ore., to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It quickly developed into something that the organizers hadn’t planned for: a six week occupation of the building that effectively shut it down for an extended period of time and brought ICE activities into sharp public attention.
Jan 13, 2019
Rebellion in Patagonia
A classic anarchist film still relevant today
“La Patagonia rebelde”
Director: Hector Olivera
110 min. (1974)
The death of Argentine anarchist author and activist Osvaldo Bayer on December 24, 2018 came at a time of renewed interest in his long career. Recent translations of two of his works, The Anarchist Expropriators and Rebellion in Patagonia, were published by AK Press in 2016.
May 16, 2019
The work of Glauber Rocha
Film as Social Critique on Cinema
a review of
Glauber Rocha, Ismail Xavier, editor; I.B. Tauris, 2019
The fiftieth anniversary of the global upheavals of 1968 has provoked a spate of books examining political cinema and its relationship to the era.
It’s an almost frenzied demand to re-examine the camera as a weapon of rhetoric, and to grapple with cinema’s apparent decline as a radical medium over the decades.
Feb 22, 2020