Film News

Peace In Our Pockets Now Streaming!

You can now watch Peace In Our Pockets on Youtube & Vimeo!
We are making the film widely available to support important peace work locally and globally.PIOP Card

There is much peace work to do in 2017 and the years ahead –
– Kenyans prepare for national elections
North Carolinians work to protect voting rights
and secure and expand civil and human rights
– and people around the world are committing to build more peaceful, healthy, thriving families and communities.

We hope hope the film offers inspiration and strategies to peacebuilders around the world.

We invite university and college instructors and students to watch via Kanopy Streaming.

A WEAVERLY PATH at La Triennale Internationale Des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016

A Weaverly Path screened at La Triennale Internationale Des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016 as part of a new film series that explores, contemporary, enthnocultural, and historical textile arts.  The series was presented in collaboration with the Cultural Diffusion Centres of the Outaouais.

This is a great gathering with some amazing exhibitions and project.  “Own Our Own Time V” is a performance art piece in the form of monumental knitting and several In-Situ Art Installations are especially exciting collaborative projects. la-triennale-des-arts-textiles-2016

“Shine On” and “Go Fast, Turn Left” Now Available on Vimeo

We are excited to share via video stream two of our first documentaries celebrating two rich traditions and communities in the American South.

Shine On: Richard Trice and the Bull City Blues and Go Fast, Turn Left: Voices from Orange County Speedway are available for rent and purchase on Vimeo.

Vimeo Shine On PageDalsheimer and Hysjulien have captured the memory of one man’s experience. And in doing so, they salute not the heroes of the blues, but the hundreds of players who never made it big, yet nonetheless made it real.
– Roberta Penn, Independent Weekly

Shine On is well rounded and intimate portrait of Trice and a rich chronicle of his apprenticeship during a unique time and place in American musical history. Recommended for all music collections.
– Library Journal, May 2000

Vimeo GoFastTurnLeftLike a driver finding ‘the groove’ on a race track, Go Fast, Turn Left accomplishes a great deal in a very short time and leaves the viewer wanting more. The fastest three eighths-mile track in the South has finally received the kind of recognition it deserves.
– Southern Cultures, Spring 1999

“Most fans will enjoy the great vintage home movies of early races, the lively music, and insightful views into the world of small town racing. Recommended for public libraries, especially in southern states.
– Video Librarian, 1999

PEACE IN OUR POCKETS Official Selection 2016 Longleaf Film Festival

We have exciting news! Peace in Our Pockets is an Official Selection at the 2016 Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh, NC. This fest puts a spotlight on made in NC films so we are especially happy to be screening with other great NC filmmakers and films.

Peace in Our Pockets screens Saturday, May 14th at 6pm to 8:30pm in the Daniels Auditorium.  Our film screens with a number of narrative and documentary shorts. The event is free and open to the public. You can learn more about the screening, schedule, and festival  at the Longleaf website here.

“PEACE IN OUR POCKETS” – A Sold Out Screening at FRESH DOCS

We were very happy to have our first Durham, NC screening of PEACE IN OUR POCKETS at the Full Frame Theater as part of FRESH DOCS. It was a sold out show and several in attendance asked if they could screen the film in coming months. Fresh Docs Full Frame Theater We are especially excited about a collaboration with social justice and tech entrepreneurs and community organizations looking for ways to use the film to inform local efforts to build peace and use technology in innovative ways.

Contact us if you would like to preview and/or host a screening.

 

“Peace in Our Pockets” Screens at FRESH DOCS, Feb. 26th in Durham, NC

The Southern Documentary Fund and the Center for Documentary Studies are pleased to present a free screening of Peace in Our Pockets Friday, Feb. 26th @ 7pm at the Full Frame Theater, American Tobacco Campus, 320 Blackwell St., Durham, NC.  Kenny Dalsheimer’s latest film follows the inspirational Kenyan activists of Sisi ni Amani as they promote civic engagement, build democracy, and defuse violence in the lead up to the 2013 national elections.  With cutting-edge text-messaging, mobile phones, and grassroots organizing, the peacebuilders commit to transforming the very meaning of peace in their country.

The film is presented as part of the Fresh Docs series.  A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow the screening.