A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden travels to the Blowing Rock Art and History Museum in Blowing Rock, NC for a screening Aug. 17th @ 7pm. We look forward to sharing the film with this art loving community and hope to see weavers and textile artists in attendance. The museum is located at 159 Chestnut St. Blowing Rock, NC 28605.
Kenny produced a video celebrating the 25 year pro democracy work of Democracy NC and the legacy and leadership of long-time Executive Director Bob Hall. Kenny worked closely with Meredith Emmett and others to tell the inspiring story of Democracy NC, the civil rights roots and successes of the organization, and the role Bob Hall has played in strengthening democracy and good governance in North Carolina.
More from the Democracy North Carolina website….
We are a nonpartisan organization that uses research, organizing, and advocacy to increase voter participation, reduce the influence of big money in politics and achieve a government that is truly of the people, by the people and for the people. Democracy NC grew out of Democracy South which began as a project of the Institute for Southern Studies. For more than 20 years, we’ve taken on powerful industries and political leaders, regardless of party, and promoted reforms that expand public involvement in the political process. Here are highlights of some research reports, as well as formal complaints that we’ve filed against Democrats and Republicans since 1991.
We envision a government that is truly “of the people, for the people and by the people,” where barriers to vote or serve in public office are removed. We want people to have confidence in their political system and feel ownership of their government, and we want elected officials to represent and respect the diversity and interests of the people they were elected to serve.
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 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.
Thanks to HUMAN DISTRICT 2016 – The International Film Festival of Human Rights for inviting us to screen in Belgrade on June 24th @ 19:55hrs. We are very excited to share our film at this festival that selects a diverse program of amazing films, films that foster respect of human rights and advocate for protecting human and civil rights.
We so appreciate receiving the Best Documentary Feature Award at the Longleaf Film Festival 2016. Big thanks to Sally Bloom and the Longleaf Film Festival team for celebrating narrative and documentary film, especially NC films and filmmakers, and for honoring Peace in Our Pockets and shining a light on this inspiring Kenyan story.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Wishing you a peaceful, happy 2016. I wanted to share a quick update on goings on at the start of this new year.
First, I am very excited to share about my latest documentary – The Alice Gerrard Project.
The film will follow legendary musician, songwriter, documentarian, mentor, and advocate for Old Time music over a year, capturing her latest musical collaborations and performances, ongoing work on a photo documentary book project, training sessions with her dog Polly, and more. It has been great fun getting to know Alice and I look forward to collaborating with her and others on the film in 2016.
Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty had its broadcast premiere on PBS and UNC-TV January 25th as part of the Reel South series. The film and series will be airing again across the UNC-TV network in coming months, on the SCETV (South Carolina) stations, and other PBS stations across the US.
Peace in Our Pockets has its Durham, NC premiere as part of Fresh Docs Fri., Feb. 26th. Fresh Docs is a program of the Southern Documentary Fund. These events are free and open to the public. Other Peace Film news for 2016…We are producing a limited number of DVDs to share with supporters and partners and will be streaming the film across a university viewing platform.
Peace in Our Pockets had its first screenings in Nairobi, Tana Delta, Kenya, South Sudan, and the Hague. The film was an Official Selection at the Global Peace Film Festival 2015. Check out the review in Building Peace, an online journal of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. Visit our film website to learn more about the project and how you can see host and sponsor screenings. Finally, follow us on Twitter (@PIOPfilm) and Facebook.
Kenny produced a video for the Alliance for Disability Advocates in Raleigh to promote the NC Youth Leadership Forum. The forum is, “a dedicated group of people of all ages and abilities based out of North Carolina that seeks to promote independence, peer relations and advocacy among today’s generation. We do this by holding a yearly YLF in our state’s capital. With the passing of the ADA in 1990, the current generation’s opportunity for advancement is higher than it ever has been before, and we seek to take full advantage of the blossoming movement to educate ourselves and others about everything from disability history, to the independent living movement and important lawmakers and revolutionaries”.
Hello My Friend: The Story of the Afghan Sisters School Partnership, video about a decade long intercultural exchange and service project between Carolina Friends School and the Topchi School in Bamiyan Province, Afghanistan is being shared with partners in Afghanistan and close to completion. The final video will be shared with schools and educators across the country and around the world to inspire peace education, service learning, intercultural exchange, and community development.
A Weaverly Path: The Tapestry Life of Silvia Heyden is available on DVD and Blu Ray and is again being sold as a bundle with Silvia’s book, “The Making of Modern Tapestry”. Order at aweaverlypath.com.