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In this August installment of the TWN Evening Seminars, join filmmakers Al Santana, Laura L. Fowler and Simin Farkhondeh and their docufiction films, ONE PEOPLE and WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS, with filmmaker Rico Speight leading a discussion on treading the line of documentary and dramatic work. Explore the possibilities of docufiction or docudrama- bringing together narrative fiction and cinéma vérité, in order in order to strengthen the representation of reality with artistic expression. LIght refreshments, Free. Cosponsored with the Documentary Forum at CCNY, Room 291, Shepard Hall, 259 Convent Ave, City College.

ONE PEOPLE: Is everything political? Against the backdrop of a gentrified Harlem community, the story centers on two sisters who have opposite views about social responsibility and the role of artists. Aliyah, a self-styled revolutionary filmmaker, is producing a documentary about the 1960's black power movement. Her sister, Valerie, is a poet whose work centers on themes of sensuality and love. They challenge each other on the purity of art and the need for art to inspire social change. Together, they discover a politicized Lorraine Hansberry, her vision and her commitment to use art to raise the level of understanding about social injustices. A docudrama featuring Kimmie Nicole and Jennica Carmona and poet, playwright and activist Amiri Baraka. Directed by Al Santana, Produced and written by Laura Fowler and Al Santana (30 min)

WHO GIVES KISSES FREELY FROM HER LIPS: Inspired by the work of Sara Gomez and Cuban Imperfect Cinema, Who Gives Kisses Freely From Her Lips, weaves together fiction and documentary to tell the story of a filmmaker determined to make a film on temporary marriage, a taboo subject in Shia Iran. Salomé, conducts documentary interviews with real Iranians who have engaged in temporary marriage. They speak frankly about the pros and cons of this type of union as apposed to permanent marriage. In the process of learning about Salomé's alienation from the customs of her homeland, we learn about the complexities of the Shia' Islamic institution of temporary marriage. Directed by Simin Farkhondeh. (41 min)




TWN is supported in part by: the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Peace Development Fund and individual donors.

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