Archival Activism: Reclaiming and Remixing the Battle of Seattle
Mar 19, 2014
This special event features a talk by filmmaker Jill Freidberg (director of This is What Democracy Looks Like) as well as the top entries from a Remix Video Competition designed to revisit the seminal 1999 WTO demonstrations. Using archival or “found” footage, work from participating filmmakers will explore a contemporary political issue through the lens of the “Battle of Seattle” and, in the process, contemplate this historical event’s uniqueness and legacy in political actions such as the Occupy movement and the Arab Spring.
Join us after the screening for a reception, with special guest bartender Jay Kuehner!