Movie Night: Com Vandalismo (2013, Brasil) – Benefit Cinema for Rafael Braga

Sunday July 13th 2014 – Com Vandalismo – Benefit Cinema for Rafael Braga, in Portugues with English subtitles. Door opens at 8pm, film begins at 9pm.

Com Vandalismo, Brasil, 2013, 72min, Directed by collective Coletivo Nigeria

This Sundays cinema is not only about screening a movie but also to collect some money for Rafael Braga, 26 years old, who used to live in the streets of Rio de Janeiro but had been arrested last year during the uprising protests against increasing transportation costs, the lack of basic social services and the effects of elitist mega events such as the World Cup. He has been sentenced to 5 years prison in December last year and needs financial support, as he has literally no means of defending himself in the court nor being supported in prison. Logical, skip the final match of this Copa and come to Joes instead. No one is left behind. All donated money will be send to the Cruz Negra Anarquista – ABC Rio de Janeiro.

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Rafael Braga was arrested 20th of June 2013 during the protests of 300000 people in Rio de Janeiro [1]. He carried two bottles of cleaning products and a wooden broom when leaving the abandoned shop where he used to live. He says that those tools are being used for his job as car and window cleaner but police took him into custody as they accused him to support protesters with materials for Molotov cocktails [2].

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Não vai ter Copa, só revolta. ABC Rio de Janeiro benefit. Brazil Uprising info night

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Monday June 23th 2014: Não vai ter Copa, só revolta. ABC Rio de Janeiro benefit. Brazil Uprising info night, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

In the last few years, and specially after the riots in june 2013, a big social movement wants to say no to the world cup in Brazil. In a country know as the “Country of football” this seems surprising, but the re-arrangement of the cities to enter in the model wanted by the FIFA and a “touristic model” made the poor people even more excluded, cause of that many riot movements happened in the country in these last few years. These movements only got visibility in the international media when in june 2013 massive riots exploded in the whole country.

In spite of the image the Brazilian government tries to create of a country that is economically successful and incredible growing, the social gap between classes is still really big. The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are one of the visible results of this economical success for the government. So, the authorities really try to create an image of a country that is modern, where the quality of life grows, and where there’s a kind of “social peace”. […Lees verder]

KSA info-night: Nao Vai Ter Copa – The World Cup and its Discontents

Wednesday June 18th 2014, KSA info-night: Nao Vai Ter Copa – The World Cup and its Discontents, 8pm, Spoken language will be English.

While the streets of the Netherlands turn increasingly orange and people are slowly becoming excited about the World cup, many Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest. Under the slogan Nao Vei Ter Copa [You Won’t Have Your World Cup] they are protesting against the massive spending for the World cup, corruption, police violence, the “pacification” of the favelas, lack of public services, rise in the bus fare, and/or capitalism in general. […Lees verder]

Uprising in Brazil, Info night & Benefit

Uprising in Brazil Info night Benefit Joe's Garage

Monday July 22nd 2013, Uprising in Brazil, Info night & Benefit, Volkseten Vegazulu, 7pm.

We will discuss the ongoing situation in Brazil and will show some videos about the riots. Delicatessen vegafood will be served from 7pm. Benefit will go to support our comrades there. EAT & DESTROY!

Volkseten Vegazulu is a people’s kitchen, every Monday during July and August, at 7pm, vegan food for 4€ or donation. All benefits go for social & political struggles. No reservation. […Lees verder]

Waste Land

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.
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Tropa de Elite (2007)

20 Feb 2008 – 20:00 – Tropa de Elite (2007) by José Padilha

During a brutal campaign to secure the Pope’s 1997 visit to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento struggles to find a suitable replacement who will continue the BOPE’s merciless efforts to infiltrate the favelas and wage war against their dominant drug underworld.

 

Filmavond, Ak Kraak Berlin goes Amsterdam

Wed 04.07.2007 – Screenings of AK Kraak productions. Members of the collective will be present at screenings [http://akkraak.squat.net/]

Between walls and favelas – police violence in rio de janeiro (60 min, BRD/Brazilia, 2005) – Marcia lives in one of Rio’s favelas. Her son is one of the 1193 people who have been shot dead by police in 2003 in the carnical city. A sharp increase of police killings have enforced its notoriety as one of the world’s most violent forces of order. The victims are mostly young blacks from the poor neighbourhoods. In this brazilian/german co-produced documentary by AK-Kraak (Berlin), ATreVer and TV Tagarela (Rio de Janeiro) we let activists come to word, aswell as the first-hand accounts of people living in the favelas about their every-day experiences and their struggle for justice.

We are girls, but… – Women artists in Romania between everyday life and visions (46 min, OV, 2006) – The documentary portrays five young and one older women artists who are living and working in different cities of Romania. Each story can stand for itself, but the film relates them to each other through a specific aesthetic for one hand and by following similar subjects, in order to contrast different attitudes, ways of living and working (art works/projects) in the context of the contemporary art scene in Romania. The camera accompanies the different women during their everyday life activities (at home, in the studio, with friends) and to special events (exhibition opening, art party…). In very close and personal pictures the film gives a deeper insight into the individual life situations. The women tell about their art work, everyday life routine and the difficulties to bring the „two domains“ of producing art, being creative and having a job for living, together. Another topic dedicates to the special experiences and problems of being a woman artist in an environment in which still prevails an old fashioned mentality regarding gender roles/relations in society.