Exciting Summer news! We’ll be screening You Gave Me a Song up on Cape Cod at the Woods Hole Film Festival on Tues., July 30th @5:30pm at the historic Old Woods Hole Fire Station. This is a favorite festival in a beautiful coastal town and with great festival hosts. More info and ticketing info can be found here.
We did it! A sold-out house of over 1000 people joined us on April 7, 2019 for our World Premiere of You Gave Me a Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. Thanks so much to Full Frame for hosting us. Historic Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre was packed with friends, family, and Alice fans of all ages. The post screening mini-performance by Alice, Jim Watson, Cliff Hale, and Tatiana Hargreaves.
Oh, and there was more icing on the cake. A wonderful post screening celebration of Alice and her music and the launch of the film at NorthStar Church of the Arts. Check out our photo gallery for highlights!
Our film team is busy submitting to film and music festivals, exploring exciting partnerships for screenings and programming in 2019 and beyond, negotiating music licensing, and cutting a new film trailer. Please sign up for our Newsletter to stay in the loop on upcoming screenings, events, happenings. Finally, consider making a tax-deductible donation to this great project. We need these funds to share the film far and wide with folks across the US and around the world. If you have questions about donating or about our plans for the film, contact us here.
We’re excited to share about an exhibit of Silvia Heyden tapestries and a screening of A WEAVERLY PATH in Raleigh, NC. The Lee Hansley Gallery curated a beautiful selection of Silvia’s tapestries for an exhibit at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts from October 2, 2018 through February 2, 2019. We will have a special reception and a screening of A WEAVERLY PATH on October 16th from 5:30-7:30pm. More info about the exhibit can be found here.
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.