Peace in Our Pockets screens at the Global Peace Film Festival in Orlando, FL, Saturday, October 3rd @ 8:30pm and Sunday October 4th @ 12:30 pm. We look forward to sharing with the Orlando community and local organizations and peacebuilders.
More about the festival. . .
The Global Peace Film Festival, established in 2003, uses the power of the moving image to further the cause of peace on earth. From the outset, the GPFF envisioned “peace” not as the absence of conflict but as a framework for channeling, processing and resolving conflict through respectful and non-violent means. People of good faith have real differences that deserve to be discussed, debated and contested. GPFF works to connect expression – artistic, political, social and personal – to positive, respectful vehicles for action and change. The festival program is carefully curated to create a place for open dialogue, using the films as catalysts for change.
Thanks to Kariobangi Mirror and others for hosting the third slum tour screening of Peace in Our Pockets in Mathare #10, Nairobi. Lead organizer of these events, Willis Adika Adeya wrote that this new initiative is awessome as it allows them to reach many people and engage in debate and discussion. His organization, Kariobangi Mirror is focused on social change, civic engagement, arts empowerment and social development in Nairobi’s informal settlements. He hopes the film can reach even wider audiences beyond Nairobi and Kenya.
We are very happy to have completed Peace in Our Pockets this past Feb. 2015 and having the film roll out internationally in diverse settings. The film website has also been redesigned to highlight how the film is being used as a tool for change by peacebuilders and how screenings can be a catalyst to support new and existing peace and development programs. Learn more here about how to host and sponsor screenings and bring Peace in Our Pockets to your community.
We are thrilled to share the film at Build Peace 2015 in Nicosia, Cyprus.
This is an important and unique international gathering of activists, artists, policymakers and others working in the peace and technology field, exploring best practices and creative initiatives that make our world more peaceful, healthy, and resilient. There will be two screenings Friday, April 24th @ 20:30 and Saturday April 25th @ 23:00. More details on the Build Peace Art page here.
Also this weekend KBMirror and other partners in Kariogangi and Nairobi, Kenya host a screening Sunday, April 26th at Hamisi House in Mathare North. This event is one of several being planned in Nairobi’s informal settlements and the Eastland slums where much of the film was shot.
A New Kind of Listening will screen as part of the Asheville Area Arts Council’s Creative Sector Summit, Saturday, April 25th @ 10-11 a.m. The screening will be followed by a drop-in forum with the Asheville Inclusive Arts Coalition to answer questions for arts organizations about accessibility and the importance of having an ADA plan to be eligible for grants. Learn more here.
“Bending Sticks; an evening with Patrich Dougherty” on Friday July 18th . This event will include the screening of the film “Bending Sticks” which highlights the work of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s extraordinary and monumental scale works built with live saplings.The film will be shown at the Varsity Theater at 7:00pm followed by a reception at FRANK Gallery at which the artist will be present. Tickets are $30 and space is limited. Proceeds benefit FRANK Gallery.
Join us for a Work-In-Progress screening at the Build Peace Conference in Cambridge, MA on Fri., April 4th. Special thanks to the Build Peace team for hosting this event which kicks off a weekend of sharing experiences and ideas on using technology for peacebuilding and conflict transformation.
The film screens April 4th @ 7pm in the MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA. A Q&A and discussion follows with opportunities to share feedback with the filmmakers. Free and open to the public.
Join us for a special screening of A Weaverly Path at the Durham Arts Council on Thursday, February 6th at 8pm as part of the landmark exhibit
“Silvia Heyden & Edith London: Together Again”. The evening begins at 7pm with an Artist Talk by Ms. Heyden. The free exhibit features 30 Heyden tapestries and 30 London paintings. This is a wonderful celebration of two Durham, NC powerhouse artists and is not to be missed. Runs through Feb. 28th.
Bending Sticks: The Sculpture of Patrick Dougherty will screen at the Reston Community Center on Tues., Nov. 19th @ 7pm in Reston, VA. Co-Directors Kenny Dalsheimer and Penelope Maunsell look forward to attending and taking part in post screening Q&A. Visit the Reston Community Center website here for more info.