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IAP 2011 Activity

Rotch Library Film Series
Heather McCann, Patsy Baudoin, Jolene de Verges
Enrollment limited: first come, first served
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Selections from the Rotch Library Film collection. Join us for a movie, with a discussion to follow. Feel free to bring lunch or refreshments.
Contact: Heather McCann, 7-238, (617) 253-7098, hmccann@mit.edu
Sponsor: Libraries

The Future of Food (2004 - 89 min)
Heather McCann
The Future of Food examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to the farm crisis today.
Thu Jan 6, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238

Crips & Bloods: Made in America (2007 - 83 min)
Heather McCann
With a first-person look at the notorious Crips and Bloods, this film examines the conditions that have lead to decades of devastating gang violence among young African Americans growing up in South Los Angeles.
Fri Jan 7, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238

Helvetica (2007 - 80 min)
Patsy Baudoin
A documentary about typography, graphic design and global visual culture, which looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.
Fri Jan 14, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238

Youth Visions of Jerusalem: Short Films and Photography by Palestinian Youth, produced by Voices Behind Walls (2009 -55 min.)
Jolene de Verges
Youth Visions of Jerusalem shows how Palestinian children develop spatial representations and creative media narratives in the contested spaces of the Old City and Shu’fat refugee camp, both a part of the divided city of Jerusalem today.
Fri Jan 21, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238

Re-Imagining Gaza (2010 - 60 min)
Jolene de Verges
Re-imagining Gaza (2010) peers into rarely seen perspectives captured through photography and films produced with Palestinian youth in Gaza City, the Jabaliya refugee camp, and the Gaza buffer zone, re-imagining their lives despite the ongoing blockade and recent war in the Gaza Strip.
Thu Jan 27, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238

Deconstructivist Architects
Patsy Baudoin
Interviews with architects designing deconstructivist architectural projects, a new international design movement that is now challenging post-modernism and transforming modernism. Architects from London to Los Angeles are developing intense and purposefully ’accidental’ works that are not about beautiful composition, symmetry or regular rhythmic order, but about the erosion of what might be called architectural certainty
Fri Jan 28, 12-02:00pm, Rotch Library: 7-238
Latest update: 11-Jan-2011

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