Cities are growing and changing, but in whose interests and for whose benefit? These documentary films explore urban space, wealth, race, and the role of the arts, past and present, local and global.
Join us for provocative documentary films, followed by moderated discussion.
A collaboration betweenThe Radical Imagination Project and the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries.
More information: http://radicalimagination.org/gentrification-and-the-arts-of-resistance
All screenings are held at the new Central Branch of the Halifax Public Library at 7pm and are free and open to the public.
April 13: The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (2010)
- May 11 (6:30pm): Portrait of Resistance: The Art and Activism of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge (2011)
- May 20 (6pm): Lecture: White Ignorance and the Struggle Against Gentrification in Halifax, Past and Present with Concordia professor Ted Rutland (at the Company House pub, 2202 Gottingen St)
- May 28 (6:30pm): Debriefing Elsipogtog – Book Launch with author Miles Howe and guests (At the Central Library)
About the Films
PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE: THE ART AND ACTIVISM OF CAROLE CONDÉ & KARL BEVERIDGE (2011, Dir. Roz Owen, 72′). As the wealth-divide and environmental crises grip public awareness, the world is finally catching up to the vision and ideas of Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge — pioneering artist-activists who have been working for social change since the mid 70’s. Inspired by their visual innovations and feisty wit, PORTRAIT OF RESISTANCE intimately captures Carole Condé & Karl Beveridge as they create provocative staged photographs — about the environment, the rights of workers and the current global financial crisis.