iEAR Presents! "There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival"

iEAR Presents! "There Goes the Neighborhood Film Festival"

The Sanctuary for Independent Media, 3361 6th Ave., North Troy (between Glen and 101st St.); info: w

November 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 7:30 PM


12:00 – What do you tear down next?, 1964; followed by discussion led by Charles Touhey, Board Chair of the Albany County Land Bank Corporation

What do you tear down next is a historic documentary following the conflict of old versus new in reshaping a metropolitan complex in upper New York State. The film asks what should be torn down and what should be preserved when a city rebuilds.
12:45 - 98 Acres in Albany, with project team members Ann Pfau and David Hochfelder

Drawing on government documents, oral histories, and local reporting, this blog tells the stories of the 98 acres seized by the State in 1962 via eminent domain for construction of the Empire Plaza, before demolition and during renewal.

1:15 - Crossroads: The History of Rapp Road  with Beverly Bardequez

Learn of the Great Migration of African-Americans from the south to the north and the Rapp Road community, a 14-acre residential community in the Albany Pine Bush founded in 1927.   Rooted in the deep south of Shubuta, Mississippi in the late 1920s, this short documentary shares the history and legacy of a church community's journey north to find freedom and a better way of life for their children on Rapp Road.

1:45 - 2:45 Slow Mo Riot, WMHT, 1993 with Dr. Alice Green, Janice Mwapaga and Danielle Brutus

This program produced by WMHT over 2 decades ago, looks at the 25th anniversary of the Kerner Commission. We will screen excerpts of the program and then have people react.   Dr. Alice Green was on the panel in 93…and is still doing the work, almost 50 years since the commission – what’s changed? Co-sponsored with WMHT.

3:00-6:00 Youth media films: Youth FX/Albany, TBU Productions with Proctors/Schenectady, and Youth Media Sanctuary/ Troy.

Youth Media Mentors Jamel Mosely, Prince Sprauve, Bhawin Suchak and Darian Henry will lead a discussion with youth media makers and audience. Sponsored by Breathing Lights

6:00 - 7:30 Community potluck

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