KO.A.LA. Fund for Fines Benefit Dinner

Thursday 16 November 2023, KO.A.LA. Fund for Fines Benefit Dinner. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Fines, what a pain! KO.A.LA. (COins Against LAw) is a newborn anarchist collective that wants to create a fund for fines for activists, squatters and persons that need to cover expenses but can’t.
On november 16th we’ll cook delicious food at Joe’s Garage! We would like it to be the occasion to announce this project and to share questions and tips, to discuss a little with you. Come by, ask us questions, join us and help us build this fund, so that fines expenses wont be a single’s responsibility, but a collective one! All creatures welcome.
KO.A.LA. [https://squ.at/r/9q6p], is a newborn collective in Amsterdam. We feel the necessity to start a fund for fines and legal expenses for activists, squatters and people that are not able to pay for themselves as we share the belief that legal expenses should not be a single’s responsability, but a collective one. We believe in a caring, regenerative culture, based on helping each other. […Lees verder]

Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Sambizanga (Sarah Maldoror, 1972)

Sunday 12 November 2023, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: SAMBIZANGA * 1972 * Directed by Sarah Maldoror * 97 Minutes * In Lingala and Portuguese, with English subtitles * Doors open at 20:00, intro & film start at 20:30.

This flick takes place during the Portuguese occupation of Angola and focuses on the liberation struggle of African people living under a dictatorship and secret police force. And although there are freedom fighters that are being rounded up and arrested, this film was directed by a woman and therefore she gives it a more unusual and personal perspective. Different from most movies about colonialism, this one is much more intimate, moves at a human speed, and follows the plight of a single mother’s experience when her husband is arrested and disappears. She goes from police station to police station, from prison to prison, searching for him and what she experiences is a labyrinthine Kafkaesque bureaucracy.

It is based on the 1961 novella The Real Life of Domingos Xavier by José Luandino Vieira. When the film was made Angola was still under a dictatorship, and therefore the film had to be shot in the Congo. Many of the so-called actors in the film are real people that were working in the liberation movements at the time. Two years after the film was made a left-wing coup overthrew the government and liberated the country from the Portuguese. This film created an incredible historical president, helping people to understand what was happening on a grass-roots cultural level. Although the situation is harsh, director Sarah Maldoror was able to create a film of pure poetry. The cinematography shimmers, and one critic compared it to a Caravaggio painting.

This will be a high definition screening.

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

Fundraising Dinner by Mokum Tegen Fascisme

Thursday 9 November 2023, Fundraising Dinner by Mokum Tegen Fascisme. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

De verkiezingscampagnes zijn van start en dit betekent dat er gedurende de komende weken veel extreemrechtse propaganda zal worden verspreid, zowel in de media als op straat. Met Mokum Tegen Fascisme willen we het Amsterdamse straatbeeld zo ‘schoon’ mogelijk houden. Dit gaan we doen door middel van een poster- en stickercampagne, waarmee we extreemrechtse propaganda overplakken en tegelijkertijd onze antifascistische boodschap verspreiden.
Toen niet – Nu niet – Nooit meer fascisme

The election campaigns have started and this means that during the coming weeks, a lot of far-right propaganda will be spread via the media and on the streets. With Mokum Against Fascism we want to keep the Amsterdam streetscape as ‘clean’ as possible. We plan to do this through a poster and sticker campaign, with which we will cover far-right propaganda and spread our anti-fascist message at the same time. […Lees verder]

Palestinian movie night: Homage by Assassination (Elia Suleiman, 1992), Aisheen, Still Alive in Gaza (Nicolas Wadimoff, 2010)

Sunday 5 november 3023, Palestinian movie night: Homage by Assassination (Elia Suleiman, 1992), Aisheen, Still Alive in Gaza (Nicolas Wadimoff, 2010). Free admission. Doors opens at 20:00, films start at 20:30

Homage by Assassination – Short film by Elia Suleiman – 1992 – 23 minutes – Arabic with English subtitles
A Palestinian filmmaker is writing a script in his New York apartment during the first Gulf war. As much as he tries to shut himself off from the exterior world, images of past wars in the Middle East come back to haunt him.

Aisheen, Still alive in Gaza – Documentary by Nicolas Wadimoff – 86 minutes – 2010 – Arabic with English subtitles
Synopsis: « Where is the ghost town? », asks the little boy to the theme park attendant. « It’s there, right there. But it has been bombed… Do you want to see it? » It is with these words that the film, « Aisheen», begins – an impressionist journey through a devastated Gaza after the war. And the ghost town? Gaza is the ghost town.
Clowns that try to make children forget the bombing, armed with rubber balloons; a beached whale, “as big as a building” that feeds the fantasy; a scrawny, stuffed lion, bizarrely hanging in a cage at a zoo as if it were a trophy. A woman, at the side of the road, who has already been waiting for three weeks for a petrol delivery…
“Aisheen” (Still alive in Gaza) tells the story about the wait after the disaster. The wait for a better future inside the biggest prison in the world.
Through encounters in these otherwise ordinary places (but places that, here, take on another meaning), the film portrays a different Gaza. Poetic, surreal at times. “Aisheen” is a tribute to life…
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/240881521

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

Radical Sunday School for Palestine

Sunday 5 november 2023, Radical Sunday School for Palestine, from 15:00 till 19:00.

It’s time for some good care. Radical Sunday School is aided by some lovely Palestinian folks and other comrades to serve some delicious food (feel free to donate a little), have a some Palestinian live music on the Oud at 5:00pm, and a short talk on education in times of crisis, but we also simply want to offer a space to share how we feel. We hope to create a warm and caring space for anyone who would like to join us for the day and enjoy delicious mujaddara. […Lees verder]

Fundraising voku for medical expenses

Thursday 2 November 2023, Fundraising voku for medical expenses. Food served from 7pm, no reservation.

Hello! We are a few ex-volunteers from Foodbank Maastricht and we are happy to provide you with a delicious three courses vegan menu as by tradition.Come, enjoy the food, and help us support Kefa with his medical expenses. He’s a friend of ours from Kenya who has been struggling with a bad wound at one of his legs. Thanks to another fundraiser he managed to get surgery but now he needs help to cover the medical expenses of the recovery phase.
[…Lees verder]

November 2023 at Joe’s Garage

Cinema Italia: Blown to the heart (Gianni Amelio, 1982)

Sunday 29 October 2023, BLOWN TO THE HEART [COLPIRE AL CUORE] (1982) * Directed by Gianni Amelio * 105min * In Italian with English subtitles * doors open at 20:00, film starts at 20:30. After the film, please engage in sharing comments, ideas, and inspiration with the host(s) of the evening!

Dario is a university professor who wants to live a quiet life, dealing with research and being a good husband. What is happening in Italy does not concern him. His son, Emilio, does not confront with him, so he tries to connect with him at the university, listening to his father reading poetry in French. He becomes intrigued by politics, thanks to a friend of his father’s, Giulia. Then, a terrorist act attributed to the Red Brigades changes the perception by Emilio forever.

Considered a masterpiece in the depicting the psychology of its characters, Gianni Amelio’s Colpire al Cuore shows a turbolent moment of the Italian recent history (early 80s) through the lenses of the conflict father-son. Notwithstanding the political background, Amelio puts intimacy and emotional transformations at the heart of his poetic view of cinema.

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