Monday, July 31, 2006

My Film the Last Word THIS WEEKEND

My Film shows on Sunday August 6th at 11:30 AM!!!

I would also like to share with you that I just
recieved a short film making grant from the San
Francisco Film Arts Foundation which gives me a year
mentorship and access to mentorship, workshops and
their facilities for ONE YEAR! (its a big deal) Lets

"Working for years in co-ed artistic spaces, these
women felt a need to develop a creative space for
women where their stories could be heard and developed
into creative works. The result was Las Manas a
diverse female spoken word/theater spitfire circle,
mixing in hip-hop and fuerte flavors with stories of
struggle, identity and the challenges that come along
with being a woman."

'The Last Word' Featuring: Rosa Gonzalez, Marisa
Castuera, Genevieve Debose, Gina Amato, Anayvette
Martinez, Cruz Grimaldo, Sasha Dobos Czarnocha, and
Maya Chinchilla

11:30 am SUNDAY Shorts Program #2:
(Regenerating through Creation)

Beat Back Bush Workout, Julia Ahumada Grob, 20 min

A Place to Begin, Monica Enriquez, 13 min

The Last Word, Maya Chinchilla, 27 min

12:30 pm Q & A with Filmmakers


The Research Cluster for the

Study of Women of Color in Collaboration and


13th Annual Women of Color

Film and Video Festival


SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th, 2006, 5:30-10pm

The festival opens with refreshments, appetizers,
and music by DJ Emancipacion.

Program with opening remarks by

Dr. Angela Davis and the WOC Research Cluster

begins at 7:00pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th, 2006, 9:00am - 8:00pm

Festival Continues with shorts programs,

feature films by Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Vu T. Thu Ha,
and Closing Remarks by Rosa Linda Fregoso


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13th Annual WOC Film and Arts Fest:
The theme of this year's Women of Color Film
Regenerations, draws inspiration from the number 13
the Mayan calendar, which symbolizes transformation,
movement, and change. This event builds upon the
tremendous history established by previous film
festivals to bring emerging and well-established
filmmakers, artists, media activists and community
members to our campus. As the longest running
festival of its kind, the UCSC Women of Color Film
Video Festival has sparked dialogue across
- locally, nationally, and trans-nationally - by
providing a platform for critical explorations at
the intersections of race, nation, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality.

Osa Hidalgo de la Riva, Womyn Image Makers, Ly Thu
Anh, Karla J. Gallardo and Antonette Santiago, Karla
J. Gallardo, La Quita D. Keele, Tania Cervantes,
Alicia Butler, Sonali Gulati, Maori Karmael Holmes,
Oriana Bolden, Hong-An Truong, Claudia
Arteaga, Alicia Woods, Joanne Suh,
Maya Chinchilla,
Aishah Shahidah Simmons, T. Rahman, Roberta Marie
Munroe, Masami Kawai, Maryam Keshavarz, Soo Na, Vu
T. Thu Ha


Adelina Anthony

dj emancipacion

Cihuatl Tonali

And that's not all!

Don't miss the


of the 13th Annual Women of Color Film Festival &

MALCS Summer Institute
(Re)Generations & Geographies

August 3-6, 2006

at the Porter College Bridge Gallery


QUICA, Gina Aparicio, Pamela Chavez, Adriana Garcia,

Alma Lopez, Yolanda Lopez, Dalila Mendez, Yadhira
Perez, Gabriella Santos


Please spread la palabra! Don't miss out on these
exciting and historic events that feature the art,
scholarship, and activisms of Women of Color!


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Come on Out!!!

These are the youth I have been working with. Come on out and support this free community celebration!

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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

HeadRush on Spark

Check out my friends HeadRush streaming video on the Spark!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Media Justice Resource List Part 1

I'm working on creating a list of alternative media and ways of practicing more film making skills for the youth I am working with in East Oakland Peace Camp. This is just what I have written down so far. Any suggestions on resources to add?

Youth Media Programs in the Bay:
Youth Sounds BAVC
Youth Radio
Conscious Youth Media Crew
Web Resources:
Video Making Survival guide
Digital Video Handbook
YO! Youth Outlook
Wire Tap

-Letters to the President (saw first part in class)
-Bus 174 (check out special features too)
-Born into Brothels
-The Boys of Baraka
-Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme
-Inventos: Hip Hop Cubano
-The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords
-Beyond Beats & Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture
-Mad Hot Ballroom
-Fahrenheit 9-11
-Race is the Place
-The Corporation
-The Yes Men
-Bowling for Columbine
-The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
-Pa’lante: The Young Lords Party
-The Land Struggle (Tijerina)
-Taking Back the Schools
-The Bronze Screen:100 years of Latino Image in Hollywood
-Reading Between the Rhymes
-Viva la Causa Part I & II

Other movies:
-Real Women Have Curves
-El Norte
-Mi Familia

-Lauren Hill
-Tupac Shakur
-Zion I
-Ise Lyfe
-Company of Prophets

KPFA 94.1
Monday thru Friday
Hard Knock Radio 4-5pm (also in Seattle on Radio X)
Flash points 5-6pm
Demoncracy Now

Raza Chronicles

La Onda Bajita
Full Circle
NPR- National Public Radio
PBS (Public Broadcasting Station)

In the LA Area
Seditious Beats
Devine Forces Radio
Travel Tips for Aztlan
Canto sin Fronteras


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Cameras and Oakland

Hey beautiful friends and family.
I'm very excited because I am finalizing a class I am going to teach for Oakland Leaf Peace and Justice camp for the summer but I need your help.

We are going to be analyzing media and doing our own mini documentaries about oakland. I have two video cameras but I was hoping to borrow one or two more. I am looking into possibly borrowing from an organization but so far that hasnt come through yet. Im wondering if any of you have a video camera (that uses mini dv) of any quality (we dont need a professional camera or anything just something that works has a battery, records sound and video...basic).

Also if you have a tripod or a microphone we could borrow that would be great too. We promise to take excellent care of your equipment if you are able to share it with these bright beautiful oakland youth. I would need the cameras and tripods by july 12th and would proably only use them for a week. Let me know if you have a camera or any suggestions.

I have most everything else I need but also if you have any cool videos or media literacy materials that you think I might be able to use please pass it along! We are also looking for some guest speakers for my class as well as for the whole camp from organizations that the youth might be interested in getting involved in.
I am also looking to borrow the documentary 'Outfoxed' if I dont find my own copy (packed up somewhere while I'm moving out, by accident).
I'm so excited because I am going to be combining some of my favorite things: filmmaking, our youth and Social Justice!!!!
Take care and thank you all for your love and support.

The Bay

I'm moved out of my beautiful apartment cause it was time and cause I need to save some money. I'm feeling a little nomadic cause I got no place to be...but here I am in the fruitvale for a minute while I figure out my next move. In the meantime here's where I'm at in case you didnt know.