Proteus Gowanus » migration film series An interdisciplinary gallery and reading room Sat, 19 Sep 2015 22:40:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Wayfarers: Films on Solitary Migration Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:49:30 +0000 Tuesday, March 6, 8pm

Join us for The Wayfarers, an evening of films that will take you places. Filmmakers Bill Brown (who will join us for discussion after the films are aired), Vanessa Renwick, and Kevin Gallagher each undertook solo journeys across vast distances within the United States. The films they made documenting their experiences shows an American landscape that has changed dramatically, both physically and culturally, over the past decade. 

The Other Side by Bill Brown

The Evening’s Films: 

Green Tunnel (2011)
Kevin Gallagher
4.5 minutes
A trek over the entire 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, shot in time-lapse photography and then condensed into four minutes.

Crowdog (1998)
Vanessa Renwick
7 minutes
A barefoot hitchhike out to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, documented on Super 8 mm film.

The Other Side (2003)
Bill Brown
40 minutes
Documenting a trip along the entire 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico, this film ponders the post-9/11 anxiety prevalent to the region.  Bill Brown will be in attendance to present his work on 16mm film.

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Music Migration: Films of Iran Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:09:27 +0000 Tuesday, February 7, 8pm

Join us for an evening of film about forced relocation of populations in Iran and its impact on the music of the region.  George Murer, CUNY PhD Student in ethnomusicology, presents footage he has recorded and collected on the music of Khorasanian Kurds, whose ancestors were relocated to Iran’s Northeastern frontier by a succession of Persian shahs. Next, we will air the documentary Afro-Iranian Lives, by Behnaz Mirzai, exploring the world, rich in music and ritual, of Iranians descended from African slaves.

The program will include approximately one hour of video and 16mm film projection, followed by discussion led by Murer.

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