2018 NYC Anarchist Film Festival
In Honor of Emma Goldman
June 9th 2018
7 -11 pm
Judson Memorial Church
– Still from Meu Nome É Simone (My Name is Simone) – a film by #novad, Simone Kelly da Silva, Patricia Schneidewind, Rafael Bresciani and Atchx. (Brazil, 2018)
No More Leadershit – by Nick Macdonald. USA, 1971 (4 min)
Nick Macdonald lays out his theory of anarchy in its purest sense of a rejection of hierarchy in this seriocomic short he argues that protesters, police, and soldiers alike are not the perpetrators of violence but are victims at the hands of leaders.
[SSEX BBOX] + Barbara Hammer – by [SSEX BBOX] (Priscilla Bertucci). Brazil/USA, 2017 (15 min)
An inspiring conversation with Barbara Hammer on experimental film and queer culture.
This short documentary was filmed in the context of the Brazilian exhibit “Barbara Hammer – An Experimental Lesbian Cinema”.
Antifa – by Brandon Jourdan and Marianne Maeckelbergh. USA, 2018 (30 min)
The “Antifa” movement has its roots into the fight against the rise of interwar fascism, the battle against the National Front in Britain and neo-Nazis in post-war Germany, and Anti-Racist Action in the U.S.
This documentary tells the story of what “Antifa” is and why people are using these tactics to confront racism and fascism in the US today.
Meu Nome É Simone (My Name is Simone) – by #novad, Simone Kelly da Silva, Patricia Schneidewind, Rafael Bresciani and Atchx. Brazil, 2018 (5 min)
A powerful story of how one “black, poor and peripheral” womxn found anarchy inside herself after going through hell on earth in the streets of São Paulo as a homeless person. This self-realization of who she is now drives her struggle for housing and squatters rights with the collective Maternal Revolution. A poignant critique of capital and the state from below.
No Permission Needed: Mutual Aid in the Time of Climate Catastrophe – by subMedia (Rebecca Centeno and Marisa Holmes). USA, 2018 (12 min)
Anarchist media collective subMedia interviews individuals involved in grassroots mutual aid efforts aimed at supporting and empowering communities most affected by natural disasters.
Roofs and Stories – by Lívia Sá, Andrea González Maroto and Alejandro Jaramillo. Brazil, 2017 (26 min)
Inspired by the 1935 short film “Housing Problems” shot in the slums of London, a group of filmmakers traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to explore housing conditions there. With the help of TETO, a local housing NGO, they were able to document two of the largest concentrations of critical housing in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, In Duque de Caxias.
Animals We Have Named – by ArtemisBeasts (Shelly Voorhees and Vilma Duplantier)USA, 2018 (2 min)
This is a short movie talking about animal abuse, specifically cows as industrial bodies. “Process of coevolution between humans and other species”.
Caminando Hacia la Autonomía (Walking Towards Autonomy) – by TV Cherán. Mexico, 2015 (47 min)
Cherán K’eri is an indigenous pur’épecha community located in the state of Michoacán, México. In 2000 organized crime began to appear in the community. Over time the presence of drug traffickers and their control over the community began to grow substantially. They began to illegally log precious forests in the community. When community members attempted to defend their forests they were assassinated and disappeared. This is the story towards autonomy. Today, four years after the uprising, community members speak about the different phases of building their new reality, in which the people truly have a voice that is heard through a general assembly which leads as the government must obey. This is the beginning of a process of building autonomy from which all of us can learn.
No Convenient Season – by Jodie Trzaska. USA, 2018 (9 min)
Between the extreme poles of violence and nonviolence, when all the windows are broken the language of the unheard will be freely spoken. Archival images woven with nonfiction political prose make the case for the hard lesson we need to learn today.
The Battle for the Real – by Marisa Holmes. USA, 2018 (11 min)
The landscape of new media has become a battleground over ideas. Claims of information being true or fake have shaped the nature of reality itself. This film explores how both activists and fascists have used media tools, and calls for an ethical use of platforms.
The Rules – by Matthew Amaral, Ella Colley, Peter Lucas and Lívia Sá. Brazil, 2017 (30 min)
Rules can be anything; laws, ideological beliefs, religious convictions, long-held customs, cultural mores, systemic practices, institutional policies, and even international human rights. A group of international filmmakers asked people from all walks of life in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to pause, look at the camera and answer one question: “If you could break the rules, what would you do?”
A Tale of Two Borders – by subMedia (Rebecca Centeno and Marisa Holmes). USA, 2018 (12 min)
Anarchist media collective subMedia interviews a number of individuals from the US and Canada who are helping to chart a course for the future based on living practices of solidarity and mutual aid, and who are invested in tearing down the physical and imaginary borders that seek to keep us divided.
Si tu crains l’enfer (If You Are Afraid of Hell) – by Andrei Azsacra. Russia, 2017 (6 min)
“If I can’t dance to it, it’s not my revolution.” ― Emma Goldman “And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity — through him all things fall. Not by wrath, but by laughter do we slay. Come, let us slay the spirit of gravity!” — Thus Spoke ZarathustrⒶ
Na Missão, com Kadu (On the Mission, with Kadu) – by Aiano Bemfica, Kadu Freitas and Pedro Maia de Brito. Brazil, 2016 (28 min)
At the Latin America’s biggest land conflict, comrades from the occupied region of Izidora, march for housing rights. Kadu, one of the leaders and also a filmmaker, takes his camera to the march and brings back some documentation from that day. Gathered next to a fire, he remembers the struggles and the dreams of June 19th of 2015.