Thursday March 20th 2014, Friends in Need Fund benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
Friendship solidarity in practise: a low profile fund to support friends in need. Need because they have to pay a lot of money for their Dutch citizenship. Need because they are in a shitty situation and medical costs are rising. Need because they’ve had a really tough time and you want to give them a small gesture of support. There is so many ways our friends can be in need..! This is still being set up and not yet in function – but the general idea is that friends can apply for a friend in need – the Friends in Need Fund will contribute a share to collections that these friends are organizing. For useful things and urgent situations, of course. [...Lees verder]
Sunday 16th March 2014, Movie Night: Eenhorn Filmavond presents Cidade de Deus (City of God), by Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund (2002, 130 minutes), Portuguese language with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Set in the notorious favela of Rio de Janeiro, this exuberant tale recounts the coming of age story of two very different characters – Rocket who dreams of being a photographer but is constrained by the slum and Li’l Zé who sees an opportunity in drug trafficking. Their story is intertwined with a set of other characters: amateur criminals, Li’l Zé’s partner who wants better life than crime, a man looking out for revenge and finally Li’l Zé’s rival dealer – amongst many others. But City of God is much more than a set of tales, it is the story of an entire community filled to the brim with life and energy, even though it is burdened with hardship.
Based on a novel written in 1997. Many of the actors in the film actually came from the real-life City of God. [...Lees verder]
Monday April 7th & monday April 28th 2014, Kaikoesie Benefit Dinner, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
We are proud to present another amazing benefit dinner organized by Kaikoesie! Stichting Kaikoesie is a non profit organization, created to empower and develop the indigenous children, youth and women living in Suriname. Through supplementary arts and crafts workshops with emphasis in using the indigenous culture heritage. Stichting Kaikoesie is willing to provide means for a continuous development of the local communities and exposure to enriching cultural activities that enhance the community confidence and individual progress. Our projects will start june 2014. Donation : ING 850 4346 [...Lees verder]
Sunday March 30th 2014, Docu-info night, Montaje: Caso Bombas (2013, Chile, 80 minutes), documentary in Spanish with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, event begins at 9pm.
“In the early morning hours of May 22nd, 2009, a man on a bicycle rides through the dark streets of downtown Santiago. In his backpack he is carrying a bomb. In his belt, he has a Smith and Wesson 38 caliber revolver.” That is how the documentary film “Montaje: Caso bombas”, (The Set-up of the Bomb Case) starts with an off camera voice-over upon images of a man pedaling through the nighttime streets of the capital of Chile. The story that this documentary reveals is one that is well-known, yet is presented differently each time. It’s the story of groups of people and individuals that struggle, that are persecuted and how these movements are formed. [...Lees verder]
Sunday March 23rd 2014, Movie night, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema by Jeffrey Babcock: The Ascent (Восхождение, Voskhozhdeniye). Directed by Larisa Shepitko, 1977, 109 minutes, in Russian with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Larisa Shepitko was a Female Ukrainian director who went to school and made films in Russia, but died tragically in a car accident after making just a couple films. She was part of a wave of visionary new film directors at the time which included Andrei Tarkovsky, and she was the wife of the director Elem Klimov (Come ans See). This was her last film, and her crowning achievement.
This film takes place in 1942 in the snow covered landscape of the Belarus, as two young Russian soldiers attempt to find food while evading the German occupation. But this is no thriller in the Hollywood sense, and instead centers on what happens when they are caught… [...Lees verder]
Friday March 21st & friday March 7th 2014, from 1pm until 6pm, DIY Stencil Workshop.
The DIY stencil workshop in Joe’s Garage provides you tutorials, knowledge, tools, and materials to make your own stencil(s).
Learn how to use different materials and cutting tools, to perform several strategies of stenciling, and to design images on the computer with the graphic programm GIMP.
You have the chance to create multiple layer stencils or big sized stencils as well as to use your own or already finished stencil(s) in varied ways – like making patches, printing, spraying, etc.
The workshop is open for beginners, and advanced and skilled stencilists who want to work on their projects.
Monday March 10th, 7pm Vegan 3-course benefit dinner and info night on latest developments Pieter Nieuw landstraat-project.
Soweto, together with an enthusiastic group of people, is realising a new political social center, work space and collective housing on the Pieter Nieuwlandstraat in the Dapperbuurt, Amsterdam. Be part of this DIY subsidy free project and help launch this inspiring new housing initiative. We need to raise money to get this project off the ground- offering an alternative to mortgages, long waiting lists, and unaffordable rents. Instead we will be sharing skills, ideas, knowledge, labour and wealth. In times when many social initiatives are being shut down, or in danger, this project is needed now more than ever. Come and eat your heart out. Donations are more than welcome. This is also an opportunity to become soweto member at the event, or purchase one of the much asked for bond certificates à 50 Euro on the spot. For more info see: www.soweto.nl [...Lees verder]
Sunday March 9th 2014, Movie night, Wild Romance by Jean van de Velde (2006, 103 minutes). In Dutch with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
The start of the career of Herman Brood, who lived his life filled with sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. The film is partially filmed in squats. Junky and cult figure, Herman Brood committed suicide in July 2001.
Herman Brood probably never outgrew his petty native Groningen bars scene, hadn’t publican Koos van Dijk neglected his pub and wife to become Brood’s devoted manager, even supplying drugs. They form a band, Brood and his Wild Romance, mainly more junk punks, but gradually build a reputation and after replacing the loser musicians launch a record, largely financed by Koos’s conservative pa. [...Lees verder]
Monday March 3rd 2014: Theaterstraat Benefiet, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
Since the location of Theaterstraat was burned in a fire, they can use all the support they can get. So come, have a nice meal and support Theaterstraat. During the blaze at “De Heining”, in the west-harbor area of Amsterdam, on December 2nd, the warehouse of TheaterStraat burned down to the ground. TheaterStraat is well-known for their support during demonstrations and events with their iconic yellow-red stage truck, but also provides transportation with their coaches, logistical support and loads more. The trucks and coaches are saved, but all the rest is gone (sound equipment, stage lighting, mixing desks, the tents, containers, tools, the ware-house, the office and so on and so forth…) [...Lees verder]
Sunday March 2nd 2014, Movie Night: Half Moon by Bahman Ghobadi (2006, 114′). With ENglish subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Mamo, an old renowned Kurdish musician, has begun a journey to Iraq with his sons to perform a concert after the fall of Saddam Hossein. Kako, a middle-aged man and a huge fan of Mamo’s, enthusiastically escorts them in an orange mini bus which he has borrowed from a friend. Mamo gathers his sons one by one from different areas. The last son who joins the team insists on speaking to Mamo in private. He explains to Mamo that the Wise man of the village has predicted that Mamo should not go on the trip because, as the full moon nears, something awful will happen to him. Mamo persists on continuing his journey. He claims that he must continue his trip despite all the obstacles because he was not allowed to perform in Iraq for many years. Mamo intends to take Hesho, a female singer who lives with 1334 other women in exile, as part of his team. But the strength of Hesho’s voice has dwindled along with her self confidence. While crossing the borders, Mamo’s team faces many difficulties as their journey is wrought with adventure and disaster each step of the way. [...Lees verder]
Monday February 24th 2014, Benefit dinner Stichting Kaikoesie, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.
Kaikoesie Foundation was founded on 19 November 1986 and it main goal is to protect the Indigenous people and heritage in Suriname by creating awareness of the disastrous environmental consequences of current practices of gold mining in Suriname. The Foundation is becoming more dynamic and wants to start new projects in 2014. Namely, a children and youth motivational program, a women empowerment program and a calling for a global awareness about the necessity to implement fair trade gold. To put this projects in practice we need to do many fundraising activities. Come to taste amazing food with a touch of Surinamese cuisine, get to know our projects and help us if you can. [...Lees verder]
Sunday February 23rd 2014, Movie Night: Eenhorn Filmavond presents Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.
Spirited Away is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. With the narrative drive of a live-action feature and the imaginative leaps of East Asian manga, Japanimation B.O. phenom “Spirited Away” is an out-and-out charmer. Spirited Away is a story that both kids and adults can tune in to, a Niponese “Alice in Wonderland” with a totally convincing world of humans, ghosts, animals and other beings in which a 10-year-old girl spends a short period. [...Lees verder]