Uitzicht benefit voku

Monday March 25th 2019, Uitzicht benefit voku. Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation.

Uitzicht is a recently squatted artistic house in Amsterdam-North. Currently the project is build up and to raise funds we will serve delicious food at the Joe’s Garage 25th of march. You are also welcome to get some information about the project and share ideas.

Persbericht, februari 2019 – UITZICHT is het nieuwste project van de neo-provo’s, een collectief jonge Amsterdamse kunstenaars. Een leegstaand gebouw bij de halte van de Distelwegveer, een unieke lokatie met uitzicht op onze stad, zal de komende tijd worden omgetoverd tot Amsterdams nieuwste levende kunstwerk. Waar de binnenkant de functie van artiest-residentie en expositieruimte krijgt, zal de buitenkant worden opgeknapt en aangekleed tot een fijn stuk openbaar Amsterdam voor bezoekers, passanten en passagiers van de pont…. http://uitzicht.amsterdam/?p=1

Libertarias (Vicente Aranda, 1996)

Sunday March 24th 2019, Libertarias (Vicente Aranda, 1996), 131 minutes, in Spanish with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, film at 20.30.

Spain, 19 July 1936. The revolution has begun in a city near Barcelona. María, an innocent young nun, flees her convent when revolutionaries invade the area and finds refuge in a brothel. Here she meets a group of “Libertarias,” anarchist militia women who are fighting not only Franco, but also the conservative attitudes toward women that prevail as well in the revolutionary ranks. The group is led by hard-liner Pilar, whose seconds-in-command are the clairvoyent Floren and the big-hearted prostitute Concha. Pilar quickly feels a strange fascination for this young nun whose father is a fascist. On their way to the front, the group runs into a defrocked priest who joins up with them and falls in love with María. There are three main locations: the vicinity of Barcelona, the trenches, and Saragossa. Aranda describes the daily existence of these anarchist freedom fighters, not without a touch of humor, as in the scene when Floren does an imitation of Linda Blair in The Exorcist. When the protagonists arrive in Saragossa, the streets are strewn with bodies and weeping women. María catches her first glimpse of the face of war and her sympathies, despite her background, go out to the freedom fighters. The defrocked priest arrive with the strange news that the anarchist leader Durutti has forbidden women to go to the front: the militarisation of politics has won out over utopian ideals.
Libertarias is an epic of sorts that mixes documentary, tragedy, romance, comedy, objectivity and introspection in order to dramatize not only a war for freedom, but also a more underground struggle, the war between the sexes.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net

Lipstick Under My Burkha (Alankrita Shrivastava, 2016)

Sunday April 7th 2019, Lipstick Under My Burkha by Alankrita Shrivastava, 2016, 117 minutes. Hindi with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, intro and film at 20.30.

An indian black comedy by Alankrita Shrivastava about four small-town Indian women their secret world – their acts of rebellion and their sex lives – and their trying to break free from the conservative society they live in. As a result, the Indian film certification initially banned the film as being too “lady-oriented”

“In a culture where female actors do ‘item songs’ – in which they dance among crowds of ogling men and the camera mindlessly moves up and down their bodies – a small, independent, spirited films like Lipstick Under My Burkha threatens to challenge the status quo.” – Alankrita Shrivastava

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Korrika Amsterdam

Sunday April 7th 2019, Korrika Amsterdam, from 15:00 till 19:00.

Hi Korrika friends! KORRIKA is an important event hold in the Basque Country that aims to boost awareness of the Basque language and raise funds to support “Euskaltegi´s” (schools where Euskera is taught). It is a non-stop run that crosses the whole Basque Country in 11 days. http://www.korrika.eus/en/
And this year Korrika will come to Amsterdam for the first time! We will meet and run through the streets of the capital of the Netherlands, as our friends will do in the Basque Country. The run will take place on Sunday, 7th of April and it will start at 13:00 in Dam Square. It will not be more than 4km long and the pace will be really slow so that we can go all as a group. Therefore, you don’t need to be super athletic to join!
As we said, we will start in Dam and end up in Oosterpark… but this is not finished! After the run, we will meet at Joe´s Garage (https://joesgarage.nl/), where we will continue the community reunion, sharing our basque experiences in the Netherlands, playing a PubQuiz and hopefully singing Basque songs and dances all together!
Come and join us, we hope to see you there! contact: korrikaamsterdam [at] gmail [dot] com

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Black and White in Colour (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976)

Sunday March 31st 2019, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Black and White in Colour / La Victoire en chantant, Noirs et Blancs en couleur, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1976, 92 minutes. In French with English subtitles. Doors open at 20.00, Jeffrey’s intro and film start at 20.30

When I was attending university during the protest-fueled 1970s, this was one of the most popular films screened on campuses. It captured the spirit of the time, when people understood colonialism and the anti-war demonstrations were blazing. This film is set during 1915 and is a biting look at both colonialism and war, but one with a wicked sense of humor. Just the title of the film already shows a playful satirical wit. This was the first film by Jean-Jacques Annaud, who later went on to make The Lover and Name of the Rose.

This flick centers on two European outposts in central Africa, one French and one German. The French soldiers are pretty lazy and mostly concerned about food and sex, and are just waiting for retirement… while the Germans are more interested in regulations and disciplining their black servants (slaves) to march correctly. Communication is slow at such an outpost (no internet back then), it only comes in newspapers sent from Europe that arrive six months late. From such a newspaper the French discover something that the Germans don’t know yet – their two countries have been at war since August of 1914! The French decide they have to do something about this, take action first and defend their country. What unfolds is a devastating satire about imperialism and the tragic results of World War One.

Filmed on location on the Ivory Coast, it is based on Annaud’s own experiences while working in Cameroun as part of his French national service. While he was there he read a history book of the country, and about the great battle of Mora when Europeans caused African tribes to war with their own neighbors. In the last 30 years this film has almost completely vanished, which is pretty shameless… especially since this movie won the academy award for best foreign film in 1976.

And just to be clear: up to today only one film from sub-Saharan Africa (excluding South Africa) has ever won an Academy Award for best foreign-language movie, and it was this one, a French production flying under the flag of the Ivory Coast. This pretty much shows how racism is alive as ever, and is still kicking. So I think it is about time we dust this flick off and throw it on the big screen again after decades of absence. It remains totally relevant today, since it seems our mentality about imperialism, racism and war haven’t improved even a bit.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, cozy cinema! Free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net

Aman molli: singing workshop by Vanessa Kourtesi

Friday March 22nd 2019, Aman molli: singing workshop by Vanessa Kourtesi. Door opens at 19:30.

Vanessa Kourtesi will be with us for a special workshop full of singing! Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
Vanessa is singing with the Serenade Ensemble, who performed at Joe’s Garage last december 8th. Serenade Ensemble is a group of five talented young musicians from Greece and Turkey who all met in Codarts university in Rotterdam.

The Circle: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VsE6FcP1lk
Somewhere in Athens: https: //www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuyJt185ITE

Benefiet eten voor de proceskosten in de ontruimingszaak Fort Velsen

Thursday March 21st 2019, Benefiet eten voor de proceskosten in de ontruimingszaak Fort Velsen Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm, no reservation.

Op 13 januari 2019 werd Fort Velsen te Beverwijk samen met het omliggend terrein gekraakt, nadat het jarenlang niet gebruikt werd, deels gesloopt en zo’n 40 jaar achter slot en grendel stond te verpauperen.

Fort Velsen (1899) maakt onderdeel uit van de Stelling van Amsterdam, de verdedigingsring van forten, dijken, sluizen en inductiegebieden rond Amsterdam uit de periode 1880-1914 (Waterlinie) dat om zijn unieke historische waarde de status van Rijksmonument en UNESCO werelderfgoed kent.
De reeds langer overleden eigenaar, dhr. Kruk, gespecialiseerd in het slopen van bunkers, liet een groot deel van het fort al in de jaren 80 slopen, wat eigenlijk de aanleiding is geweest voor de oprichting en verder behoud van de gehele Stelling van Amsterdam. Hij zag het als een investeringsproject waarin hij zware industrie wilde vestigen. Ook de erven Kruk volgden deze speculatielijn en deden niks aan conservering, weigerden al die jaren toegang en dialoog en zette het terrein uiteindelijk in 2018 te koop en voor het absorbitante bedrag van 7,6 miljoen.

De krakers wilden het fort, dat nog een bijzonder kanon bevat, weer openstellen voor publiek en het omliggende terrein gebruiken voor bewoning en creatieve werkplekken en sociaalculturele activiteiten.
Na de achtergelaten ravage grondig te hebben opgeruimd organiseerden ze een open dag voor geinteresseerden, die druk bezocht werd. Vanuit allerlei hoeken werd positief gereageerd op de kraak en mogelijke gebruik, conservering en openstelling van het fort in de toekomst.

Ondanks de vele positieve reacties, is het Openbaar Ministerie vrijwel direct een rechtzaak gestart omdat kraken bij wet is verboden. Hoewel aantoonbaar was dat de eigenaren het fort jarenlang hebben verwaarloosd, het terrein niet gebruikten en het zeer onwaarschijnlijk is dat er kopers gevonden worden voor de hoge vraagprijs, werd het tegendeel dat door de advocaat van de eigenaar (getuige in de zaak) slechts bij monde werd gesuggereerd, door de rechter geloofd. Eind februari is het terrein hierop ontruimd – er zit nu tijdelijk antikraak in en is weer dicht voor publiek.

Vanavond gaan de donaties voor het eten naar de proceskosten van dit fort die de krakers nog gedeeltelijk hebben open staan.

We’re always looking for cooks. Any help is welcome in the kitchen. Experience not required. Enjoying it is a must. If you want to know which days are still available in the schedule, send an email to joe [at] lists [dot] squat [dot] net and book yourself the night. You can, of course, also participate by rolling up your sleeves and doing the dishes.

Workshop DIY Natural Cosmetics II

Wednesday 20 March 2019, Workshop DIY Natural Cosmetics II, from 18:00 to 20:30

This workshop is directed to people that want to try to make their own natural products, such as creams, soaps, lip balms, etc. In the next session we are going to make soap, and lip balm.
Remember to bring your own oil essences, containers (small pots) to keep the product later (lip balm), and molds to shape your soap (if you have)!
See you on wednesday! to get in touch with us: diyc [at] riseup [dot] net