October 2011 Joe’s Garage program

October brings three other benefits. A first one for antifascist activists from UK, a second one for Squat!net and a third one for Voices of Women Media. And some documentaries and fiction ‘Slingshot Hip Hop’, ‘The 43 Group’, ‘Antifa: Skinhead Hunters’, ‘Commune’, ‘Waste Land’, ‘District 9’.
Come and join us. You want to help in the kitchen, in the give away shop, you want to play a movie, organize an info night, a benefit or a workshop. You and us are making Joe’s Garage alive, so dare to engage into discussions with us and find out where you would like to help. Or mail us at joe [at] squat [dot] net.

Zondag 2 oktober – Filmavond, 20uur: Slingshot Hip Hop (Jackie Reem Salloum, USA, 2008, 80′) – Documentary
Slingshot Hip Hop portrays the story of three aspiring Palestinian musicians from the rap group DAM as they develop their talent in their bedrooms and take it to standing-room-only crowds throughout historic Palestine.
Instead of performing empty songs to Jewish Israeli party-goers, as they did before their political awakening, DAM begin performing Arabic-language raps celebrating Palestinian literary figures, and decrying the realities of Palestinian life under Israeli rule in front of ever-growing crowds of Palestinian youth.

Donderdag 6 oktober – Benefiet Antifa-activisten UK: 19uur, no reservation, donations welcome.
Benefiet voku met praatje. Recentelijk werden in Groot-Britannië zeven antifascisten veroordeeld voor ‘samenzwering tot openlijke geweldpleging’ (conspiracy to cause violent disorder). Vier personen werden onmiddellijk tot 21 maanden celstraf veroordeeld, twee anderen tot 18 en 15 maanden. Vier anderen werden vrijgesproken, terwijl voor elf andere personen voor dezelfde aanklachten later dit jaar een rechtszaak wordt verwacht. Er is een solidariteitsfonds, The Cable Street Society, opgezet om de gevangenen in de bak, en ter bevordering van hun vrijlating, te ondersteunen. De opbrengst van deze avond gaat naar het solidariteitsfonds. [https://joesgarage.nl/archives/386]

Zondag 9 oktober – Infoavond met twee filmen (‘The 43 Group’ en ‘Antifa: Skinhead Hunters’) over de Cable Street events en de recente antifastrijd in de UK. 20uur, donations welcome.

The 43 Group (Graeme Kennedy, UK, 2000, 25′, english spoken, no dutch subtitles).
The 43 Group was an English anti-fascist group set up by Jewish ex-servicemen after World War II. They did this when, upon returning to London, they encountered British fascist organisations such as Jeffrey Hamm’s “British League of Ex-Servicemen” and later Oswald Mosley’s reformed fascist party, the Union Movement. The activities of these fascist groups included antisemitic speeches in public places, inciting racial hatred, and from the rank-and-file fascists, violent attacks on London Jews and Jewish property. Group members broke up far-right meetings, infiltrated fascist groups, and attacked the fascists in street fighting.

Antifa: Chasseurs de Skins (Marc-Aurèle Vecchione, France, 2008, 65′, French with English subtitles).
‘Antifa: Skinhead Hunters’, docu over antifa bendes die Parijs in de jaren 80 en 90 helemaal hebben schoongeveegd. Op zich erg interessant om te zien hoe allerlei mensen (blank, noord-afrikaans, afrikaans etc.) zich in dezelfde of verschillende bendes verenigden om o.a. het Front National het leven onmogelijk te maken. Wel erg macho/mannelijk, zoals wel vaker. Aan de andere kant brengen ze wel de opkomst van het nazisme binnen de skinhead cultuur en van Front National helder in beeld. En het past wel erg goed bij het onderwerp (de gevangen Britse antifa’s).

Maandag 10 oktober – Squat.net benefit voku: 19uur, no reservation, donations welcome.
Squat!net [http://squat.net] is active since 1997, and has been providing web hosting and email hosting for squatters and related projects for free for many years. Squat!net focuses on anonymity for email, and also provides hosting for encrypted mailinglists. Since years Squat!net has been serving websites and email thanks to the generosity of others. Recently Squat!net started using a paid service in a data-centre. The profit of the benefit will be for covering those costs. [https://joesgarage.nl/archives/809]

Zondag 16 oktober – Filmavond, 20uur: Commune (Jonathan Berman, USA, 2005, 78′) – Documentary
In 1968 members of San Francisco’s Mime Troupe and Digger Movement decided to separate from society and form their own community, known as the Black Bear Ranch, to reconnect with nature and experience a different way of life. At the turn of the new century the resilient counterculture settlement was still active at the base of majestic Mount Shasta, and filmmaker Jonathan Berman traveled to the eighty-acre tract to explore just how the Black Bear Ranch continues to thrive despite the concerns of their suspicious neighbors and the ever-present eyes of the F.B.I.

Maandag 10 oktober – Reclaim de Buurt Demonstratie benefit voku: 19uur, no reservation, donations welcome. Demonstratie is op zondag Oktober 30, 14uur, verzameling in ‘t Blijvertje, Derde Oosterparkstraat 64, Amsterdam. [https://joesgarage.nl/archives/955]

Donderdag 20 oktober – VOW Media Benefit: 19uur, voku, plus info and docu, no reservation, donations welcome.
Voices of Women Media (VOW Media) [http://voicesofwomenmedia.org/] is an emerging organization that aims to provide a way for marginalized communities of women to educate and express themselves through different forms of media. During this fundraiser, we will hold a screening of our past project, “A Day in Her Life.” During the project, we worked with women who have been trafficked and with current and former sex workers.
On one level, we train women who are marginalised in the Netherlands to tell their stories using powerful media tools such as radio, photography, and video. We want to give them the skill and opportunity to express the complexities of their lives. But we don’t stop there. Our goal is to use media to create a more humanized and multi-faceted picture of the sex industry. We want to show this industry as a complex fabric, composed both of women workers who are entitled to demand their rights as workers and women who have been forced into the industry.
This year, we are holding two multi-media workshops for young girls with foreign background and we will also hold a master course with the sex workers from the A Day in Her Life project.”

Preview of the first video from “A Day In Her Life” Workshop 2010.

“A Day In Her Life” (Voices of Women Media, 2010, 18′)
Multimedia workshop for sex workers in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. It consists of 6 short videos – self portraits from different women who work in the windows of the Red Light. A compilation of short movies made by sex workers in the Netherlands through the Voices project. “Our goal is to use media to create a more humanised and multi-faceted picture of the sex industry. We want to show this industry as a complex fabric, composed both of women workers who are entitled to demand their rights as workers and women who have been forced into the industry. Many people looking in from the outside have quite a polarised view. Women are either victims, or they are making choices. But as in any other area of life, there are many grey zones. [https://joesgarage.nl/archives/813]

Zondag 23 oktober – Filmavond, 20uur: District 9 (Neill Blomkamp, South Africa/USA, 2009. 112′) – Science fiction thriller.
In March 1982, a large alien spacecraft comes to Earth and hovers motionless above Johannesburg in South Africa. After three months of no contact and no signs of activity, a team enters the ship, discovering a large group of sick and malnourished extraterrestrials, who are then given food, shelter, and health-care on Earth…

Maandag 24 oktober – KitchenPunXXX Solivoku: 19uur, no reservation, donations welcome.

Zondag 30 oktober – Filmavond, 20uur: Waste Land (Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley, Brazil, 2010, 90′, english subtitles) – Documentary
Waste Land follows renowned artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to his native Brazil
and the world’s largest garbage dump, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. There he photographs an eclectic band of “catadores”—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Muniz’s initial objective was to “paint” the catadores with garbage. However, his collaboration with these inspiring characters as they recreate photographic images of themselves out of garbage reveals both the dignity and despair of the catadores as they begin to re-imagine their lives.

Joe’s Garage is possibly open 6 days a week:

Ma/Mo: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Di/Tu: 20.00 – 21.30 Kraakspreekuur
Wo/We: 15.00 – 18.00 Lonely Collective Day Cafe
Do/Th: 19.00 Volkseten Vegazulu, vegan food, no reservations, donations welcome
Za/Sa: 14.00 – 18.00 Weggeefwinkel
Zo/Su: 21.00 Filmavond/Infoavond