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PROTOS FESTIVAL | HER WAVE 8.17

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PROTOS FESTIVAL 2017
Featuring innovators in art, technology and social impact
AUG 16/17 & SEP 14/16
Protos Media Arts protosfestival.com
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HER WAVE | August 17th | 5-9P
701 Brazos @ Capital Factory's 1st floor space
Screening and discussion with innovative women in video, tv and film featuring + a mixer with a live electronic music demo by Sonya Gonzales [pachucadolce.com] and BYOVinyl. This is a Capital Factory Women's Month Event

Featured Screenings
  • DOWN TO EARTH - De Anastacia [Los Angeles] - Short Film A fallen Martian that lands in downtown Los Angeles becomes intrigued by the atmosphere, loud music, and electric energy. Along her route, she crosses paths with a girl that quickly becomes her shadow. The Martian notices but doesn't seem to mind, and the two become friends without even talking
  • The News Today, Spunkle and Heroic - Lisa Donato / Sparkle Motion [Austin] - Short Film(s) Lisa Donato is a writer, director and activist from Billings, Montana and based in Austin. Her award-winning work has screened at hundreds of film, music, and art festivals worldwide. She’s currently touring the festival circuit with a short film that was inspired by the Orlando tragedy at Pulse Nightclub called The News Today. It highlights the last ordinary moments between two men in love. Spunkle is a comedy about a man grappling with fatherhood as a sperm donor for a family member. Heroic is a film rewriting sexism in Hollywood for International Women's Day
  • KEEP THE FIRE LIT / LOST TRIBES OF TEXAS - Fox Redsky [Texas] - Trailer The film exposes a glimpse of the cultural history of Texas six hundred years after the the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. Descendents of these tribes share the stories of their people, passed down to them over the ages. Members of a few remaining tribes share their oral histories and practice spiritual ceremonies inherited from their ancestors. Through stories and ceremony, Keep the Fire Lit provides a window into the hearts and minds of indigenous Texans. The film dives deep into this fascinating segment of Texas society. Personal interviews highlight the social, political, and environmental implications of the re-emergence of indigenous identities. The filmmakers have visited holy sites all over Texas and held interviews in native communities; including with civil rights lawyers, cultural artisans, tribal spiritual leaders, peyote road men, traditional dancers, and environmental activists
  • NNEKA THE UBER DRIVER - Funmi + Nikki Ease [ATX] - Web Series TrailerNneka, the oldest, and a Harvard graduate, was on track to follow her mother's dreams and attend medical school and become a doctor. Now, she's an Uber driver. And mom's found out. And so have her twin siblings. As she comes to terms with not being the "perfect" Nigerian-American, she is forced to look for what her true purpose in life may be. Nneka is on a journey of discovering her truth and is taking steps towards loving herself. Part of her growth is learning that she has to follow her heart and let go of trying to appease others. This season is released later in September
  • AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE - Iliana Sosa + Chelsea Hernandez [ATX] - Doc ShortIn Austin, Texas, two expectant mothers—one undocumented and one US citizen—must contend with increased ICE raids and mounting hostility towards immigrants under President Trump | Their 100 Days is a partnership between Firelight Media and Field of Vision that aims to tell stories from the perspective of vulnerable communities. New episodes are from filmmakers of color
  • THEMES & VARIATIONS - Yuliya Lanina [ATX] - Short AnimationTheme and Variations is a stop motion animation that features music by Olivier Messiaean performed by violinist Tatiana Berman and pianist Irina Botan. Painted images of anthropomorphic creatures are set in motion against a lush background of cloudy skies and green pastures, their movement hewing closely to the music. Unlike the composer who uses the variations form to reveal "a world in a grain of sand", Lanina plays it in reverse -- by zooming out. The fabled inhabitants of the multifarious realm are then shown to be fragments of one consciousness, that of a Cupid-eagle longing for a Psyche-butterfly. It premiered live in Cincinnatti Memorial Hall and was performed in Lithuania by Johnny Gandelsman (violin) and Andrius Zlabys (piano).
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Limited space. Please RSVP. $10 ticket donation goes toward Protos Edua and other projects. To learn more: http://protosfestival.com/support

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Please email andria [at] protosfestival.com
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THANK YOU
Thanks to our venue sponsor Capital Factory. This project is funded in part by a grant from the City of Austin Economic Development Department Cultural Arts Division
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